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Reid Floor Remarks On Tax And Budget Negotiations

“Negotiating advice for Republican Leaders: you’re doing it wrong.” “The sooner they make a legitimate offer, the sooner we can all start working to find the middle ground.” Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the tax and budget negotiations. Below are his remarks as prepared for…

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No Wonder Boehner Won’t Bring Up Senate Tax Cut Bill – It Would Pass

AP: First Cracks In GOP Resolve On Tax Rates … Reuters: More House Republicans See Obama Tax Hikes As Part Of “Cliff” Deal  … MSNBC: Cracks Appear In GOP’s Resolve On Tax Rates THREE NEW GOP LAWMAKERS ECHO REP. TOM COLE Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK): “I think we ought to take the 98 percent deal right now.” [Politico, 11/27/12] Rep. Mary Bono…

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Reid: Reasonable Republicans Urge House Leadership To Stop Holding Middle Class Hostage

Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the fiscal cliff. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: It took four months, but Republicans are finally realizing the way back from the fiscal cliff has been right in front of them all along. In July, the Senate passed legislation…

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Reid: Republicans Must Turn “Happy Talk” On Revenues Into Action

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding efforts to reach a balanced, bipartisan agreement to avert the fiscal cliff. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Too often, it is a challenge finding common ground in Washington. But as we negotiate a path back…

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Reid: Now Romney Is Being Dishonest About Your Taxes

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) released the following statement calling on former Governor Mitt Romney to be straight with the American people about his tax plan. “For months Mitt Romney has been dishonest about his own taxes, but now he is being dishonest about your taxes. When he was asked to…

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Reid: Republicans Have Repeatedly Blocked Bipartisan Bills, And Hurt The Middle Class In The Process

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today about Republican obstructionism in the Senate. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Over the last week, I’ve listened to my Republican colleagues come to the Senate floor to lament how little the Senate has accomplished during the 112th Congress. I…

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Republicans: We’ll Be Open To Revenues After Election

WaPo: ‘GOP Retreat On Taxes Likely If Obama Wins’ Senate Tea Party Leader: ‘We Might as Well Cut a Deal’ WaPo: ‘REPUBLICANS SAY THEY’LL RETREAT ON TAXES IF OBAMA WINS’ WaPo: “Senior Republicans say they will be forced to retreat on taxes if President Obama wins a second term in November, clearing the biggest obstacle…

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Republicans Today Put Politics Above Our Veterans

Washington, D.C. - Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Republicans blocked the Veterans Jobs Corps Act, which would have created jobs for returning veterans and put in place programs to help them reenter the civilian work force. Republicans blocked the bill with a procedural vote of 58 to 40, which failed to reach…

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How it’s Playing: Republicans Block Veterans Jobs Bill

NY Times – G.O.P. Blocks Veteran Jobs Bill - Veterans won’t be getting a new, billion-dollar jobs program, not from this Senate. Republicans on Wednesday afternoon blocked a vote on the Veterans Job Corps Bill after Jeff Sessions of Alabama raised a point of order — he said the bill  violated a cap on spending agreed…

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Reid: If Mitt Romney Won’t Stand Up For Every American As President, He Doesn’t Deserve To Serve Any American As President

Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s insulting comments about 47 percent of Americans. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: For months I believed Mitt Romney wanted to be President of all the United States of America. This week we learned Mitt…

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