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Reid Statement On August Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. –Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today on the August employment report: “The unemployment rate is falling as we saw the thirtieth straight month of private sector job growth, with the economy adding nearly one hundred thousand new jobs. While our recovery is still moving too slowly for many Americans, job…

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Reid Statement On Labor Day

Washington, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) released the following statement celebrating Labor Day: “As we pause on Labor Day to celebrate our hard-working middle class, we know that too many working men and women in Nevada and across the country are still struggling to regain their footing. Our economic recovery will not…

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Reid Statement On Ryan Selection

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today on former Governor Mitt Romney’s selection of Representative Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential candidate. “By picking Representative Paul Ryan, Governor Romney has doubled down on his commitment to gut Social Security and end Medicare as we know it. Romney’s choice demonstrates…

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Do-Nothing House Heads Home Without Enacting Key Senate Bills

Congress should be doing all that it can to help create jobs, expand economic opportunity for middle-class families, and take on America’s challenges. Senate Democrats have succeeded in passing bill after bill that would cut taxes for the middle class and strengthen the economy. Rather than doing its part, the Republican House has gone on…

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Reid: Romney “Insulting” Nevadans By Refusing To Release His Taxes While Trying To Hike Theirs

Washington, D.C.- With Governor Romney visiting Nevada today, Senator Reid released the following statement : “Today, the most secretive presidential candidate since Richard Nixon is coming to Nevada, asking to be elected president. Forget about president – Mitt Romney couldn’t get confirmed as a cabinet secretary. Every single nominee overseen by the Senate Finance Committee has to…

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Reid Statement On July Jobs Report

Washington, DC–Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement after the Department of Labor announced its employment report for the month of July. The U.S. economy added 163,000 jobs in July, including 172,000 private sector jobs and 25,000 manufacturing jobs. “In Nevada and across America there are still far too many Americans looking for…

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Reid To House Republicans: Stop Wasting Time And Pass The Only Bill That Can Avoid The Fiscal Cliff For Middle-Class Families

In Response to House Republican Leadership, Reid Reminds Republicans That Sequester Cuts Resulted From Their Adherence to Tea Party Dogma Reid to House Leadership: “Show Americans You Are Still Capable Of Accomplishing Something of Utility” By Passing Middle-Class Tax Cut Vows to Keep Senate In Session as Long as Necessary If House Will Ask Millionaires…

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Reid: Nation Is One Vote Away From Avoiding The Fiscal Cliff For Middle Class Families

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding a House vote on the Senate-passed middle class tax cut, cyber security legislation and the Republican filibuster of Judge Robert Bacharach, a circuit judge nominee with bipartisan support. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: I was pleased to hear…

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Reid Statement On Passage Of Tax Cut Extension For The Middle Class

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement after Senate Democrats passed legislation to extend tax cuts for middle class families on income up to $250,000. The bill passed by a vote of 51 to 48. Democrats also defeated a Republican bill that would have raised taxes on middle class families, while giving…

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Reid: Republicans Filibustering A Tax Cut for Ninety-Eight Percent Of Americans

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding a Democratic proposal to cut taxes for 98 percent of American families. He also spoke on cyber security legislation, and commemorated the anniversary of the shooting of two Capitol Police officers. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Republicans claim…

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