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Statement By Reid Spokesman

Washington, D.C. – Adam Jentleson, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement tonight: “It is now clear that to protect the middle class from the fiscal cliff, Speaker Boehner must allow a bill to pass with a combination of Democratic and Republican votes. Speaker Boehner’s partisan approach wasted an entire week and…

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Top Member Of Senate GOP Leadership: Tax Rates For Top Two Percent Will Rise

CORNYN TOPS LIST OF THREE NEW SENATE VOICES CALLING FOR INCREASE IN TOP TAX RATES Incoming Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn: “I believe we’re going to pass the $250,000 and below sooner or later, and we really don’t have much leverage there because those rates go up by operation of law Dec. 31.  I would focus…

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Drip, Drip, Drip… Two New Republicans Agree To Rate Hikes On Top Two Percent

CORKER, JOHANNS LATEST FROM GOP TO CALL FOR TOP RATES TO INCREASE  Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN): “So, and a lot of people are putting forth a theory and I actually think it has merit where you go ahead and give the president the 2 percent increase that he is talking about, the rate increase on the…

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Reid Statement On Anti-Worker Legislation Before The Michigan Legislature

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement on plans by the Michigan Legislature to vote next week on a bill that attack unions and weakens the collective bargaining process. “This is a blatant attempt by Michigan Republicans to assault the collective bargaining process and undermine the standard of living it has helped…

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Reid Statement On McConnell Filibustering His Own Bill To Raise The Debt Ceiling

“I will continue to seek an agreement to hold an up-or-down vote on his proposal to avoid another debt ceiling debacle.” Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) released the following statement today after Senator McConnell filibustered a bill to give the President the authority to raise the debt ceiling – a bill that…

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Reid Floor Remarks On Tax And Budget Negotiations

“Every practical Republican left in Washington… willing to say out loud what we’ve known for weeks: the only remaining option is for the House to pass the Senate bill.” “The only question left is how long Speaker Boehner will make middle class families wait for relief and how long he’ll force the financial markets to…

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Game Changer On Taxes: Coburn Declares ‘I’d Rather See Rates Go Up’

Pressure Mounts on House GOP Leaders To Accept Obama’s Offer on Taxes COBURN: ‘I’D RATHER SEE RATES GO UP.’ “Personally, I know we have to raise revenue; I don’t really care which way we do it.  Actually, I would rather see the rates go up than do it the other way, because it gives us…

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Reid Statement On Disabilities Treaty

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked a treaty to strengthen the rights of people with disabilities around the world. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was modeled on U.S. law, considered the gold standard on equal opportunity laws for the disabled. It failed by a…

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Reid Floor Remarks On Tax And Budget Negotiations

“Republican plan… would reach deep into the pockets of middle class families” “Given the choice between millionaires and the middle class, Republicans sided with the wealthiest few.” “Democrats won’t pass it. President Obama won’t sign it. And the American people won’t support it.” Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke on the Senate…

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Reid Statement On Boehner Proposal

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today: “To protect millionaires, Speaker Boehner’s offer would force middle class families to pay higher taxes. Raising taxes on the middle class is bad policy and flunks the test of balance. To protect the middle class while reducing the deficit, simple math dictates…

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