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Reid Statement On June’s Jobs Report

Washington, DC–Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Department of Labor announced that the US economy added 80,000 jobs in the month of June. “Today’s report is further evidence that Congress should be focusing on creating jobs and helping the middle class, not re-fighting old battles for political gain. Unfortunately, my…

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Reid: Republicans Put Defeating Obama Ahead Of Working With Democrats To Create Jobs

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding Republican extremism. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Last week, in a moment of candor, House Republicans admitted they’ve given up on legislating until after the election. Although there’s plenty more work to be done – especially building on…

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Reid: Republicans’ Top Priority Is To Defeat President Obama, Not Create Jobs

Despite The Challenges We Face To Improve Our Economy, House Republicans Admit They’re Done Legislating for the Year Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding Republican obstructionism and Majority Leader Cantor’s admission that Republicans are done legislating this Congress. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Last…

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Reid: Time Republicans Waste Refighting Old Battles Could Be Spent Creating Jobs

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding show votes on non-binding Republican budget resolutions. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: It’s almost universally acknowledged that Republican obstructionism has reached new heights in the Senate. Democrats would have to break a filibuster to declare the sky blue…

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Reid: Export-Import Bank Helps American Companies Succeed In Global Economy, Hire Workers Here At Home

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding Republican amendments that would weaken the Export-Import Bank. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: I am pleased Democrats and Republicans reached an agreement to move forward with reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. The Bank helps American companies sell their…

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Reid: Republicans Should Put Aside Ideological Extremism, Cooperate With Democrats To Create Jobs

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank and Senator Richard Lugar’s bipartisan efforts during his time in the U.S. Senate. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: On a strong, bipartisan vote yesterday, the House passed a piece of common-sense, job-creation legislation…

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Reid Statement On President Obama’s Legislative Priorities For Job Creation

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after President Obama laid out a series of legislative priorities to strengthen the nation’s economy and create jobs. “The priorities President Obama outlined today would strengthen our economic recovery and create jobs. Senate Democrats will act on these common-sense, job-creating proposals, and I hope Republicans will…

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Reid Statement On The April Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Labor Department announced the economy added 115,00 jobs in April, and the unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent. “Today’s figures show that while the unemployment rate continues to fall, too many Americans in Nevada and throughout our nation are still struggling to…

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Reid Statement On Democrats’ Defense Of American Workers

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Senate Democrats unanimously rejected a Republican amendment that would have overturned a rule by the National Labor Relations Board. The rule removed frivolous obstacles corporate executives often use to block employees from forming a union. “Senate Democrats stood up for the right of working men…

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Bipartisan Reforms Will Safeguard 8 Million Jobs That Depend On A Vibrant Postal System

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today on postal reform. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: For more than 200 years, America’s postal system thrived and grew in spite of rapidly-changing technology. The Postal Service survived the invention of the telegraph and the telephone. It expanded despite…

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