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Reid: Supreme Court’s Decision A True Victory For The American People

Congress Can’t Afford To Waste Time Refighting Old Battles And Should Renew Focus On Creating Jobs   Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act and Congress’ plan to refocus on creating jobs for the American people. Below are his…

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Senators Leahy, Baucus, and Harkin Comment on the Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold the Affordable Care Act

Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee “Today’s decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act is a win not only for the millions of Vermonters and other Americans who have long been victimized by a deeply flawed health care system, but for all Americans who will benefit as…

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Senate Democrats Discuss Court Decision On Twitter

Democratic senators have used Twitter to share their reactions to today’s Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act. See below for a sampling of senators’ tweets. You can follow all Senate Democrats using this Twitter list. Soon, every man woman & child in America will have access to health insurance they can afford &…

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Schumer Statement In Response To Supreme Court Ruling On Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement Thursday in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act: “This decision preserves not only the health care law, but also the Supreme Court’s position as an institution above politics. Just as Speaker Boehner vowed not to spike…

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Reid Floor Statement On Supreme Court Decision To Uphold Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: I’m pleased to see the Supreme Court put the rule of law ahead of partisanship, and ruled the Affordable Care Act constitutional.…

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Senate Dems Call For Republican Plan To End Medicare To Be Taken Off The Table In Debt Talks

Despite the Public’s Overwhelming Rejection of the Proposal, Republican Leaders Continue Insisting Their Plan to Dismantle Medicare Be Part of Agreement to Avoid Default on Nation’s Debt Republicans’ Reckless Plan Would Jeopardize Seniors’ Current Benefits and Double Their Out-of-Pocket Costs, Leaving Them At The Mercy Of Private Insurance Companies In Letter to Vice President Biden,…

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Harry Reid: GOP Would Cut Health Insurance for 1.7 Million Kids

This blog post by Nevada Senator Harry Reid also appeared on MomsRising.org and The Huffington Post. Having grown up in a family that could not afford health care, I know how difficult it can be to go to a doctor when you need one. That’s one of the reasons I worked on health insurance reform.…

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Reid: Senate Democrats Will Never Support A Plan To Balance The Budget On The Backs Of America’s Seniors

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today regarding continued attempts by Republicans to push a plan to kill Medicare: “Republicans need to wake up and smell the coffee: people in Nevada and across the country oppose the Republican plan to kill Medicare. We saw people’s opposition on full display during Tuesday’s special…

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Fact Check: Johanns Falsely Claims GOP Budget Does Not Touch Current Seniors’ Benefits

Senator Mike Johanns Argued that That The GOP Budget Maintains Benefits for Today’s Seniors. Johanns emphasizes that the Republican budget,  “… protects the benefits for every American over age 55.”  [Politico, 5/25/11] …But That Just Isn’t True. The GOP Plan to end Medicare Would Re-Open the Donut Hole, Forcing Millions of Seniors to Pay More…

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Reid: Republican Plan To Kill Medicare Is A Plan To Make The Rich Richer And The Sick Sicker

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor on the Republican plan to kill Medicare. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: This vote is about more than public policy.  It is about priorities.  It is about whether we hold fast to our values, or break our promises.…

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