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Across Country, House GOP Feels Heat Over Stalled Farm Bill

Bloomberg: Republicans Help Senate’s Democrats by Delaying Farm Help … Omaha World-Herald: “Farm Bill Pits GOP Against Each Other” … Des Moines Register: “GOP Leaders Shy Away From New Farm Bill” HOUSE GOP STILL IN CHAOS … BuzzFeed: On Farm Bill, “GOP Remains No Closer” To Resolving Internal Dispute.“Despite months of negotiations amongst House Republicans over the $1.2 trillion…

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Reid: Blocking A Bill To Protect Those Who Have Protected Our Freedom A New Low For Republicans

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding a Republican filibuster of the Veterans Jobs Corps Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: It’s Thursday, which means Republicans have once against forced the Senate to waste the better part of a week jumping through…

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ICYMI: Polling Update

Washington Post/ABC Poll: 64% Oppose Ryan Medicare Plan. Asked “Under Ryan’s Medicare plan, starting in 10 years people no longer would receive specific Medicare benefits when they turn 65. Instead they would receive a credit for money that they could use to buy insurance, either from the private market or from the government. How do you…

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Reid Statement On The 77th Anniversary Of Social Security

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement celebrating the 77th anniversary of Social Security. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Social Security into law on August 14, 1935. “Seventy-seven years ago today, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed a promise to all Americans guaranteeing that their ability to retire with dignity would…

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Reid Statement On Ryan Selection

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today on former Governor Mitt Romney’s selection of Representative Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential candidate. “By picking Representative Paul Ryan, Governor Romney has doubled down on his commitment to gut Social Security and end Medicare as we know it. Romney’s choice demonstrates…

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Do-Nothing House Heads Home Without Enacting Key Senate Bills

Congress should be doing all that it can to help create jobs, expand economic opportunity for middle-class families, and take on America’s challenges. Senate Democrats have succeeded in passing bill after bill that would cut taxes for the middle class and strengthen the economy. Rather than doing its part, the Republican House has gone on…

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Headaches Loom For Senate GOP As Tea Party Takeover Squeezes Out Moderates

Tea Party Newcomers Plan To Push Congress Further Away From Compromise NBC News: “Senate Faces Potential Influx of Conservative Republicans” “The Senate is likely to assume an even more conservative tenor come January as a crop of insurgent-minded Republicans replace some of the GOP’s old guard in the upper chamber.” [NBC News, 8/2/12] Washington Post: “Why Ted…

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Reid To House Republicans: Stop Wasting Time And Pass The Only Bill That Can Avoid The Fiscal Cliff For Middle-Class Families

In Response to House Republican Leadership, Reid Reminds Republicans That Sequester Cuts Resulted From Their Adherence to Tea Party Dogma Reid to House Leadership: “Show Americans You Are Still Capable Of Accomplishing Something of Utility” By Passing Middle-Class Tax Cut Vows to Keep Senate In Session as Long as Necessary If House Will Ask Millionaires…

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Party Split Causes House GOP To Abandon U.S. Farmers

BOEHNER CALLS OFF VOTE ON ONE-YEAR FARM BILL AFTER ANOTHER GOP MUTINY … AP: Republicans Pull Farm Bill “Amid Continued Resistance from Many Conservatives…” “But GOP leaders pulled that measure from Wednesday’s floor schedule amid continued resistance from many conservatives and after Democrats announced opposition to the measure.” [AP, 8/1/12] Politico: Boehner Has Blocked the Farm Bill “For…

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Reid: Nation Is One Vote Away From Avoiding The Fiscal Cliff For Middle Class Families

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding a House vote on the Senate-passed middle class tax cut, cyber security legislation and the Republican filibuster of Judge Robert Bacharach, a circuit judge nominee with bipartisan support. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: I was pleased to hear…

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