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Reid Statement On President Obama’s Call To Extend Middle Class Tax Cuts

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement after President Obama called for the extension of tax cuts for middle class Americans. “I agree with President Obama that we should extend tax cuts for all American families up to the first $250,000 of income immediately. This will protect middle-class families and allow us…


Schumer Statement On Senate Approval Of Package To Extend Middle-Class Tax Cut, Jobless Benefits

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement Friday after the Senate approved a bipartisan compromise to extend a middle-class tax cut and jobless benefits: “This shows that even in an election year, this divided Congress can still accomplish something to help boost the economy. Republicans may not have preferred to extend…


Reid On Extension Of Middle Class Tax Cut, Unemployment Insurance And Seniors’ Access To Their Doctors

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate approved the payroll tax cut conference report by a vote of 60-36. The compromise also extends unemployment insurance and protects Medicare patients’ ability to see their doctors. “More than 160 million American workers will keep more of their hard-earned money in their pockets…


Republicans Should Not Hold Middle-Class Tax Cut Hostage To Tea Party Ideology

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Aviation Jobs conference report and the payroll tax cut extension. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: I am pleased that today the Senate will pass the Aviation Jobs conference report. This measure is the first long-term…


Minutes Apart, Cantor and Boehner Claimed That They’ve Always Wanted A Full Year Extension

Cantor: “John Boehner and I have always been together in saying we want a year’s worth of tax relief for the working people in this country.”  [MSNBC, 12/20/11] Boehner: “There’s no disagreement here.  There’s no disagreement at all.  About the fact that everyone wants to extend this for the next year.”  [Boehner Floor Speech, 12/20/11]…