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Reid Floor Remarks on the Senate Democratic Budget Resolution

“The Senate budget… reflects Democratic values. And it honors the belief that success doesn’t trickle down from the top; it grows out from the middle class.” “The Ryan Republican budget introduced earlier this week reflects an entirely different set of priorities – skewed priorities Americans have rejected time and again.” Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader…

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Reid Statement on Nomination of Thomas Perez to Head Labor Department

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after President Barack Obama nominated Thomas Perez to be the nation’s next Labor Secretary. Perez currently serves as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice: “I applaud President Obama for nominating Thomas Perez to head the Labor Department. Perez…

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Reid Floor Remarks On The State Of The Union Address

“The President’s agenda calls for common-sense investments in our future – investments that will breathe new life into a struggling middle class.” “But our efforts to restore prosperity will mean little unless Congress acts immediately to deal with arbitrary, across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect next month.” “Later this week, Democrats will introduce a…

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Reid Floor Remarks On State Of The Union Address

“Although the economy is not back to full strength and there are still too many Americans out of work, we have made solid progress in the last four years.” “We must build on this progress, fostering a lasting recovery that ensures Americans’ successes are determined by the strength of their will and not the size…

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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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Statement By Reid Spokesman

Washington, D.C. – The office of Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today from spokesman Adam Jentleson: “It is reassuring to see Republicans beginning to back off their threat to hold our economy hostage. If the House can pass a clean debt ceiling increase to avoid default and allow the United States to meet…

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Senate Leaders Urge President Obama To Consider “Any Lawful Steps” To Avoid Default

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leaders sent a letter to President Obama today urging him to consider taking unilateral action to protect America’s economy in the face of continued intransigence and obstruction from Republicans. “In the event that Republicans make good on their threat by failing to act, or by moving unilaterally to pass a…

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Statement By Reid Spokesman

Washington, D.C. – In response to a statement from House Republican leaders, Adam Jentleson, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement: “House Republicans pushed middle class families closer to the cliff by wasting an entire week with their incompetent ‘Plan B’ stunt. It is time for House Republicans to put middle class…

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Statement By Reid Spokesman

Washington, D.C. – Adam Jentleson, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement tonight: “It is now clear that to protect the middle class from the fiscal cliff, Speaker Boehner must allow a bill to pass with a combination of Democratic and Republican votes. Speaker Boehner’s partisan approach wasted an entire week and…

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Top Member Of Senate GOP Leadership: Tax Rates For Top Two Percent Will Rise

CORNYN TOPS LIST OF THREE NEW SENATE VOICES CALLING FOR INCREASE IN TOP TAX RATES Incoming Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn: “I believe we’re going to pass the $250,000 and below sooner or later, and we really don’t have much leverage there because those rates go up by operation of law Dec. 31.  I would focus…

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