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Reid: We Should Not Let Millionaires’ Money Drown Out The Voices Of The Middle Class

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the DISCLOSE Act, a bill that would have brought transparency to campaign finance law by requiring the disclosure of donor identities for campaign-related donations in excess of $10,000. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: The corrosive effect of money…

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Reid Statement On Republican Defeat Of Small Business Tax Cut

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Republicans voted to block the Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act. “The legislation Republicans blocked was a common-sense proposal that provided small businesses with two tax cuts designed to create jobs. Under our proposal, small businesses would have received a 10 percent…

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Reid: Average Tax Rate Lowest Since 1979 – But Still Higher Than The Rate Mitt Romney Pays

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding a report by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office showing the average U.S. tax rate is the lowest in more than 30 years. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: This week Republicans continued to make the case that millionaires and…

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Reid: Republican Plan Would Raise Taxes On Twenty-Five Million Middle-Class Families

Democrats’ Plan Would Lock in Low Tax Rates for Ninety-Eight Percent of Americans Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding Senator Orrin Hatch’s amendment to the Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act, which would raise taxes on 25 million American families. Below are his remarks as prepared…

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Reid: Republicans Should Not Hold A Tax Cut For Ninety-Eight Percent Of Americans Hostage To Extract More Tax Cuts For The Rich

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding President Obama’s proposal to cut taxes for the 98 percent of American families – including 97 percent of small businesses – that make less than $250,000 a year. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Over the last few years,…

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Reid: Democrats’ Small Business Tax Cut Would Encourage Hiring, Create Jobs

By Contrast, Republicans’ Plan Would Hand More Tax Breaks to “So-Called Small Business Owners Like Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton” Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: My Republican colleagues talk a…

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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…

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Reid Statement On June’s Jobs Report

Washington, DC–Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Department of Labor announced that the US economy added 80,000 jobs in the month of June. “Today’s report is further evidence that Congress should be focusing on creating jobs and helping the middle class, not re-fighting old battles for political gain. Unfortunately, my…

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JEC Releases New Report on the Ryan Plan’s Potential Tax Implications for America’s Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released a JEC report finding that Representative Paul Ryan’s Fiscal Year 2013 Budget proposal would give large tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans while increasing the tax burden on the middle class. The report, entitled “Winners and Losers: Understanding the…

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Reid: Democrats Will Not Go Back On Tough But Balanced August Budget Deal To Benefit Billionaires, Defense Contractors

Sequester Is a Tough Pill to Swallow, But That Was the Point – Cuts Were Designed to Be Tough Enough to Force Lawmakers to Compromise, Reach a Balanced Deal Fundamentally Skewed Priorities in Republican Budget Would Hand More Tax Breaks to Wealthy at Expense of Middle-Class Families Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke…

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