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Reid Remarks On Oil Subsidies, Iran Sanctions

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding legislation to repeal subsidies for big oil companies raking in record profits, and on tightening sanctions against Iran. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Yesterday, the Senate took the first step toward repealing wasteful taxpayer giveaways to oil and…

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Reid: With Only Days To Avert Disaster, Republicans Must Stop Risking Economy To Protect Richest One Percent

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Republicans’ willingness to risk our economy to protect tax breaks for oil companies and corporate jets. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: T.S. Eliot wrote in a poem “hurry up please it’s time.” He could have been writing…

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Reid: Republicans Willing To Risk Economic Crisis To Protect Tax Breaks For Oil Companies, Corporate Jets

Time for Republicans to Set Aside Politics, Empty Rhetoric for the Sake of the Economy Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Republicans’ willingness to risk our economy to protect tax breaks for oil companies and corporate jets. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Yesterday…

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Reid: If Republicans Are Serious About Reducing Spending, Ending Handouts To Oil Companies Should Be An Easy Decision

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor on the Republican plan to end Medicare and slash Medicaid instead of reducing handouts to oil companies. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: I am happy to see Republicans opening up to what Democrats have being saying all along:…

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Outside The Beltway, Local Media Continues To Highlight Senate Democratic Efforts To End Taxpayer-Funded Subsidies To Big Oil

Salt Lake Tribune Editorial: “The Democrats Are Right, And Hatch Is Not Only Wrong, He Is Being Downright Dishonest If He Keeps Defending The Tax Breaks Even As He Decries The Size Of The National Debt.” Asbury Park, NJ Editorial: Oil Company Claims “Absolutely Embarrassing,” “Take The Breaks Away From the Big Oil Companies.” Albert…

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Will Republicans Who Supported Ending Taxpayer- Funded Oil Subsidies In The Past Vote Against Ending Them Today?

NEW VIDEO Shows Leading Republicans Expressing Support For Repealing Subsidies For Oil Companies Snowe: Subsidies Are “Unnecessary” And “Reckless” Thune: “If In Fact They Are Making Such Enormous Profit, Perhaps They Don’t Need The Support Of The Tax Incentives That Are Given To Them By The American Taxpayer” Collins: We Should Not “Continue to Subsidize…

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Will Republicans Who Supported Ending Taxpayer- Funded Oil Subsidies In The Past Vote Against Ending Them Today?

NEW VIDEO Shows Leading Republicans Expressing Support For Repealing Subsidies For Oil Companies Snowe: Subsidies Are “Unnecessary” And “Reckless” Thune: “If In Fact They Are Making Such Enormous Profit, Perhaps They Don’t Need The Support Of The Tax Incentives That Are Given To Them By The American Taxpayer” Collins: We Should Not “Continue to Subsidize…

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Reid: Republicans Side With Big Oil, Block Vote To End Billions In Giveaways To Wealthy Oil Companies

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after Republicans blocked a vote on repeal of taxpayer-funded subsidies for oil companies making record profits: “Republicans would rather cut college scholarships, slash cancer research and end Medicare than take away taxpayer-funded giveaways to oil companies that are raking in billions in profits. That tells you…

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How It’s Playing: Editorial Boards Across The Country Slam Republicans For Protecting Taxpayer-Funded Giveaways To Big Oil, Instead Of Using The Money To Pay Down The Deficit

Local Editorial Boards Not Buying Spin From Republicans And Oil Company CEOs Lakeland, Florida Editorial: “Speaker Boehner Had It Right The First Time When He Said Big Oil Companies Don’t Need Those Tax Breaks” Wall Street Journal Editorial: “Maybe Mr. Mulva Should Work On Being A Better American” Philadelphia Daily News: We Should Cut The…

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Reid: Honoring Obligations And Ending Giveaways To Big Oil Companies To Reduce Deficit Will Strengthen Economy

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the U.S. debt limit, and on repealing wasteful subsidies for big oil companies. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Imagine there’s a choice Congress has to make.  We’re standing before two doors, and have to pick one.  Behind…

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