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Statement by Senator Harry Reid

Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement. “My House colleagues should be clear on what their vote means today. If Republicans vote down the bipartisan compromise negotiated by Republican and Democratic leaders, and passed by 89 senators including 39 Republicans, their intransigence will mean that in ten days, 160 million middle…

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Key Dates in the Boehner Payroll Tax Cut Debacle

o   WEDNESDAY: Speaker Boehner sat at a meeting in Senator McConnell’s office last Wednesday with Senator McConnell and Senator Reid. Speaker Boehner said the two Senate leaders should negotiate a deal, and that Senator McConnell would have his proxy.  [CNN, 12/14/11] o   THURSDAY: Speaker Boehner made public comments promising to live by whatever agreement the…

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Statement By Senator Harry Reid

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement. “Democrats have worked tirelessly to prevent a thousand-dollar tax increase on middle-class families, but my Republican colleagues wouldn’t agree to long-term tax relief unless Democrats agreed to cut Medicare benefits for seniors. Tomorrow, the Senate will take up and pass a two-month extension of the middle…

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What’s Changed In The Last Twelve Hours?

Moments Ago On The Senate Floor Senator McConnell Objected To A Request To Vote On The House GOP’s Bill… BUT THAT ISN’T WHAT HE SAID YESTERDAY AFTERNOON… McConnell: “So I think the first thing we need to find out is whether there are the votes in the Senate to pass what the House has passed.…

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Reid: Time To Move Past Pointless, Partisan Bills, Start Real Negotiations On Avoiding Middle-Class Tax Hike

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement regarding Republican opposition to keeping payroll taxes low for middle-class families. “The bill passed by House Republicans tonight is a pointless, partisan exercise. The Senate will not pass it and the President has said he will veto it.  Democrats were ready to have a…

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Reid: Republicans Should Compromise With Democrats To Protect Middle-Class Families, Not Cater To The Tea Party For Political Gain

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Republican opposition to keeping payroll taxes low for middle-class families. Below are his remarks as prepared: In the last month, Republican leaders have repeated this mantra over and over: we support a payroll tax cut for working families.…

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Hedge Funds, Unicorns, And Taxes

Are Republicans trying to protect small business owners — or a group of make-believe hedge fund managers? NPR reported Friday on the minuscule number of multi-millionaire small business owners impacted by plans for a surtax on high earners — and they had trouble finding a single one to interview for their story (listen here). Sen.…

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Reid: Republicans Should Stop Holding Up Middle Class Tax Breaks To Protect Giveaways To Millionaires

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the confirmation of two ambassadors and Republican opposition to keeping payroll taxes low for middle-class families. Below are his remarks as prepared: Today the Senate will vote on two nominations: those of Norman Eisen to serve as ambassador…

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Reid Statement On Payroll Tax Cut Votes And House Republican Plan

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after Senate Republicans voted against giving a tax cut to middle-class families and asking millionaires to pay their fair share: “Republicans showed yet again that they are more interested in passing tax cuts for millionaires than tax cuts for the middle class. Senate Republicans…

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Reid: Republicans Face A Choice Between The Middle Class And The Tea Party

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Republican opposition to middle-class tax cuts. Below are his remarks as prepared: Seventy years ago, the attack on Pearl Harbor changed our country forever. It also hardened our resolved to become a better, stronger nation. The example of…

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