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Reid Floor Remarks: Democrats Will Continue Putting Middle Class Families First In The 113th Congress

“It is possible to hold fast to your principles while making the compromises necessary to move our country forward.” “Democrats will hold fast to the guiding principle that a strong middle class – and an opportunity for every American to enter that middle class – is the key to this nation’s success.” “But not a…

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Reid Statement On December Employment Report

Washington, DC– Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the December employment report. According to the Labor Department, the economy added 155,000 jobs in December: “Our economy continues to grow and create jobs, but for those still unemployed in Nevada and throughout the nation, the recovery will not be a reality until they…

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Reid Statement On November Unemployment Report

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the November employment report. The economy added 146,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008: “While too many Americans in Nevada and across the country continue to struggle, there is no doubt our economy is moving…

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Reid Statement On October Employment Report

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the October employment report, which showed the economy adding 171,000 jobs in October, beating economists’ expectations by nearly 50,000 jobs: “Today’s job numbers make one thing clear: President Obama’s policies are moving our economy forward, creating more jobs than expected in October and…

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Reid Statement On September Unemployment Report

Washington, D.C. –Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the September employment report, which showed the economy growing by 114,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropping to 7.8 percent, the lowest rate since January 2009: “We still have a lot of work to do, but with unemployment dropping below 8 percent to the…

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Republicans Today Put Politics Above Our Veterans

Washington, D.C. - Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Republicans blocked the Veterans Jobs Corps Act, which would have created jobs for returning veterans and put in place programs to help them reenter the civilian work force. Republicans blocked the bill with a procedural vote of 58 to 40, which failed to reach…

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How it’s Playing: Republicans Block Veterans Jobs Bill

NY Times – G.O.P. Blocks Veteran Jobs Bill - Veterans won’t be getting a new, billion-dollar jobs program, not from this Senate. Republicans on Wednesday afternoon blocked a vote on the Veterans Job Corps Bill after Jeff Sessions of Alabama raised a point of order — he said the bill  violated a cap on spending agreed…

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Reid: Blocking A Bill To Protect Those Who Have Protected Our Freedom A New Low For Republicans

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding a Republican filibuster of the Veterans Jobs Corps Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: It’s Thursday, which means Republicans have once against forced the Senate to waste the better part of a week jumping through…

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Reid Statement On August Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. –Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today on the August employment report: “The unemployment rate is falling as we saw the thirtieth straight month of private sector job growth, with the economy adding nearly one hundred thousand new jobs. While our recovery is still moving too slowly for many Americans, job…

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Reid Statement On Labor Day

Washington, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) released the following statement celebrating Labor Day: “As we pause on Labor Day to celebrate our hard-working middle class, we know that too many working men and women in Nevada and across the country are still struggling to regain their footing. Our economic recovery will not…

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