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Reid Statement On Senate Approval Of Iran Sanctions Bill

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement after the Senate approved a new regime of strong economic sanctions against the Iranian regime. “At a time when Iran continues to defy the international community with its nuclear weapons program, it is critical we continue to tighten our sanctions regime. This legislation expands our…

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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 Statement On Keystone Vote

Washington, D.C.— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate defeated a Republican amendment to impose an artificial timeline on the Keystone XL pipeline project: “Today the Senate voted against Republicans’ attempt to impose an artificial timeline and short-circuit the process needed to plan the best route for the Keystone XL…

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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 Statement On Release Of Oil From U.S. Petroleum Reserve

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement today on the President’s decision to release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to offset oil supply disruptions in the Middle East: “I commend the President and Secretary Chu for their decision to tap this country’s strategic oil reserves in coordination with…

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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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Reid Statement On Inappropriate Coercion By Vitter

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on Republican Sen. David Vitter inappropriately pressuring Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to approve offshore drilling permits: “I have worked with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on this issue for weeks and it is wrong for Sen. Vitter to try to get something in return for moving forward…

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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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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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