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Update: Reid Remarks On Republican Efforts To Shut Down The Government

“Republicans obsessed with defunding health care reform are pushing us closer and closer to a government shutdown that would tank the economy.” “A government shutdown would… cost the economy more than $30 billion for every week the government remained shuttered.”  “By a three-to-one margin Americans already oppose the Republican plan to hold the government hostage…

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Republicans Pushing Obamacare Shutdown Ultimatum Face Backlash From… Other Republicans

REPUBLICANS PUSH GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN OVER OBAMACARE “Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) will unveil a letter on Thursday, signed by an undisclosed number of colleagues, promising to vote down the next continuing resolution if it funds ACA implementation. The current funding measure runs out Sept. 30. Unless Congress passes a new funding measure by that date, the government…

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Reid Announces Deal With House, White House To Fund Government Through First Quarter Of 2013

September Vote on Six-Month CR Would Provide Stability for Fall Fiscal Negotiations Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced an agreement with House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama on a six-month Continuing Resolution (CR) that will avoid a government shutdown while funding the government at $1.047 trillion. “This agreement reached between…

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VIDEO: Senate Passes Bipartisanship Deal to Fund FEMA, Avoid Government Shutdown

Last night, the Senate forged a bipartisan agreement to fund FEMA, save 45,000 jobs, and prevent an unnecessary government shutdown. The bill received bipartisan support, with twenty-six Republicans joining Democrats to approve funding through November 18th for the agency tasked with helping thousands of Americans recover from earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters.…

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Schumer To House GOP: Don’t Risk Gov’t Shutdown By Going Back On Budget Agreement

Debt Ceiling Deal Passed By Both Chambers in August Established Funding Level for Next Year Schumer Urges House GOP Leaders To Stick By Agreement, Ignore House Conservatives’ Calls To Reopen Budget Fight Washington, D.C. – Senator Charles E. Schumer delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday in response to reports that House Republican…

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Reid: Republicans Aim For Government Shutdown Without Negotiation, Despite $41 Billion In Cuts Democrats Have Already Brought To The Table

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today in response to the continuing resolution passed by House Republicans: “Now that House Republicans have gotten this vote out of their system, I hope they will drop the threats of shutting down the government and work with the Senate on responsible cuts that allow our nation’s…

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BREAKING: John Boehner’s Threat To Shut Down Gov’t Without Any Negotiation Receives Important Endorsement From…

Palin: Government Shutdown May Help Fight Rising Debt By Lisa Lerer – Feb 17, 2011 3:16 PM ET · Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, weighing a presidential bid next year, said she opposes raising the U.S. debt ceiling and welcomes a government shutdown in the fight over federal spending. Speaking today to business executives and civic leaders in Woodbury,…

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Reid Statement On Boehner’s Threat To Shut Down The Government Without Any Negotiation

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today in response to Speaker Boehner’s announcement that he refuses to negotiate on even a short-term funding measure to keep the government from shutting down: “I am disappointed that Speaker Boehner doesn’t believe he has the votes to avoid a government shutdown, unless his…

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