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Reid Remarks On Historic Bipartisan Agreement To Reopen The Government, Prevent Default

“The compromise we reached will provide our economy with the stability it desperately needs.”  “As part of our agreement – and in order to assure Congress continues the work of setting this country on a path to fiscal sustainability – this legislation instructs leaders to name conferees to a budget conference committee. The members selected…

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Reid Remarks On Averting A Catastrophic Default On The Nations Debt

“No one denies that this nation has work to do to reduce its debt. But Republicans who say this country should default on its debt today are the same Republicans who ran up that debt a few short years ago.”  “Americans want Congress to reopen the government, take the threat of default off the table…

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Reid Remarks On The Consequences Of Default

“Four days remain until a few extremist Republicans too radical to compromise could force a default on the nation’s financial obligations.”  “Defaulting on our debt would risk millions of American jobs… Without exception, the most respected economists and business minds of our time have said that if America defaults on its debt there will be…

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Reid Remarks On The Economic Consequences Of Default

“If we allow the United States of America to default on its debt for the first time in history, it will be a black mark on our reputation and a financial disaster that will spark a global recession.” “Yesterday, it was good to see my Republican colleagues come around to the idea of a clean…

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Reid Remarks On The Economic Effects Of Default

“Business leaders are begging us to do the right thing, and do it quickly. In addition to America’s reputation in the world, the bedrock of the global economy is at stake.”  “Republicans have already done enough harm to our economy with their reckless shutdown designed to undermine the law of the land, Obamacare. But the…

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Reid Remarks On The Need To End The Irresponsible Government Shutdown

“I’ve asked each Senator to come to the floor because it is important that we have an opportunity to talk about the crisis facing our country. This government shutdown is an embarrassment for our nation in the eyes of the world.” “It is time for Senators to stand before the American people and publically discuss…

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Reid Remarks On The Republican Government Shutdown

“The Speaker of the House of Representatives is still sitting on the one bill that can reopen the government” “If Republicans want to propose a legislative way to make the law better or more efficient, Democrats are willing to talk about that. But shutting down the government and hoping that will make ObamaCare disappear is…

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Reid Remarks On The Tea Party Government Shutdown

“I say to my friend, the Speaker, allow a vote on the only bill that can end this shutdown – a bill that you proposed in the first place.  The entire federal government could re-open for business by tomorrow morning.” “Democrats… are willing to negotiate. But we won’t negotiate with a gun to our heads.…

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Statement By Reid Spokesman On Speaker Boehner’s Credibility Problem

Washington, D.C.– Nevada Senator Harry Reid’s Spokesman, Adam Jentleson, released the following statement after Speaker John Boehner’s explanation for why he won’t let the House vote on a clean CR was immediately called into question: “Speaker Boehner has a credibility problem. From refusing to let the House vote on a bill that was his idea in the first place, to…

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Reid Remarks On The Republican Government Shutdown

“Yesterday I offered to meet House Republicans’ demand and enter into a budget conference. My only condition? That budget conferees negotiate in the light of day, while the government is open for business. Much to my surprise, Speaker Boehner refused and Senate Republicans objected.”  “Republicans honestly don’t know what they want and don’t have a…

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