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Drip, Drip, Drip… Two New Republicans Agree To Rate Hikes On Top Two Percent

CORKER, JOHANNS LATEST FROM GOP TO CALL FOR TOP RATES TO INCREASE  Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN): “So, and a lot of people are putting forth a theory and I actually think it has merit where you go ahead and give the president the 2 percent increase that he is talking about, the rate increase on the…

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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 Floor Remarks On Failure Of The Disabilities Treaty And Ongoing Tax And Budget Negotiations

“It’s difficult to engage in rational negotiation when one side holds well-known facts and proven truths in such low esteem” “The few reasonable Republicans left in Congress agree we need to give certainty to middle-class families now.” “I still believe there are 26 reasonable Republicans willing to put their promise to serve constituents ahead of…

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Reid Floor Remarks On Tax And Budget Negotiations

“Republican plan… would reach deep into the pockets of middle class families” “Given the choice between millionaires and the middle class, Republicans sided with the wealthiest few.” “Democrats won’t pass it. President Obama won’t sign it. And the American people won’t support it.” Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke on the Senate…

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No Wonder Boehner Won’t Bring Up Senate Tax Cut Bill – It Would Pass

AP: First Cracks In GOP Resolve On Tax Rates … Reuters: More House Republicans See Obama Tax Hikes As Part Of “Cliff” Deal  … MSNBC: Cracks Appear In GOP’s Resolve On Tax Rates THREE NEW GOP LAWMAKERS ECHO REP. TOM COLE Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK): “I think we ought to take the 98 percent deal right now.” [Politico, 11/27/12] Rep. Mary Bono…

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Reid: Reasonable Republicans Urge House Leadership To Stop Holding Middle Class Hostage

Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the fiscal cliff. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: It took four months, but Republicans are finally realizing the way back from the fiscal cliff has been right in front of them all along. In July, the Senate passed legislation…

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Reid: Republicans Must Turn “Happy Talk” On Revenues Into Action

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding efforts to reach a balanced, bipartisan agreement to avert the fiscal cliff. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Too often, it is a challenge finding common ground in Washington. But as we negotiate a path back…

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Reid: Congress Could Avert The Fiscal Cliff For Middle Class Families

House Should Take Up Senate-Passed Bill to Freeze Tax Rates for Middle Class and Ask Top Two Percent to Pay More Senate-Passed Bill is Only One With a Chance to Become Law Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan compromise needed to avoid…

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Reid Statement On Senate Democrats Maintaining Their Majority

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) released the following statement after Senate Democrats won enough seats to guarantee they would hold the majority in the 113th Congress: “Now that the election is over, it’s time to put politics aside, and work together to find solutions. The strategy of obstruction, gridlock and delay…

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Reid: Republicans Have Repeatedly Blocked Bipartisan Bills, And Hurt The Middle Class In The Process

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today about Republican obstructionism in the Senate. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Over the last week, I’ve listened to my Republican colleagues come to the Senate floor to lament how little the Senate has accomplished during the 112th Congress. I…

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