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On Highway Bill, Pressure Mounts On Boehner From Within His Own Party

In Last Two Days, Four House Republicans Have Publicly Endorsed Bipartisan Senate Bill Will Boehner Continue To Block Consideration of Bill That Got 74 Votes In Senate? “An increasing Number of House Republicans are beginning to say the House should take up the Senate bill…” Just Today, GOP Rep. King Spokesman Said He Would Vote…

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Republicans Must Stop Putting The Tea Party Ahead Of America’s Economy

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the transportation jobs bill and legislation to repeal subsidies for big oil companies raking in record profits. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Tens of thousands of bridges and millions of miles of roadways across the country are in…

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Fact Sheet: Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act of 2012

Small businesses are vitally important job creators and engines of economic growth.  Congress can make it easier for small businesses to succeed and strengthen the recovery with real tax relief that lowers the cost of doing business. Senate Democrats have proposed the Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act of 2012, which contains common sense…

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Reid: IPO Bill Is Small Step Forward, Now House Republicans Must Take More Important Step Of Passing The Senate’s Bipartisan Transportation Jobs Bill

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today following Senate passage of a small business capital formation bill: “Passing this small business bill is a small step towards creating jobs, but now it’s time for House Republicans to take the much more important step of passing the Senate’s bipartisan transportation…

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Republicans Rejected Opportunity To Create Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs, Chose To Pick Another Fight Instead

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor regarding amendments to the Senate’s small business capital bill. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: There is broad, bipartisan, bicameral support for the legislation the Senate is considering today, H.R.3606 – the IPO bill. This bill passed the House on an…

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Reid Statement On Republican Rejection Of Bipartisan Export-Import Bank

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement after Republicans rejected a bipartisan amendment to add the Export-Import Bank reauthorization to a bipartisan small business bill: “Today, Republicans voted against an overwhelmingly bipartisan measure that would have supported more than 300,000 American jobs simply to provide cover for Tea Party extremists…

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Passing Bipartisan Export-Important Bank Bill Will Support Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs And Should Not Be A Fight

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Export-Import Bank. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: For years the Export-Import Bank has helped American companies grow and sell their products overseas. And for years, the Ex-Im Bank has enjoyed broad, bipartisan support. When it…

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Passing Bipartisan Export-Import Bank Would Create Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs, Reduce The Deficit

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Export-Import Bank. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: This week the Senate resumes debate of a measure to improve innovators’ access to capital. This bill passed the House on a bipartisan vote, and has President Obama’s…

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Senators Boxer and Johnson Call on House to Pass Bipartisan Senate Transportation Jobs Bill

Current transportation authorization expires March 31st WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter sent today to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, and Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD), Chairman of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, called for…

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Schumer Statement On Senate’s Bipartisan Highway Bill

Washington, D.C. – Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement Tuesday in response to House Speaker John Boehner’s comments that he is open to bringing up the Senate’s bipartisan highway bill: “Senate Republicans have been using amendments to delay this bipartisan highway bill until Speaker Boehner could figure out a path for dealing with…

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