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Reid Floor Remarks On The Sequester And Republicans’ Unprecedented Filibuster Of Secretary Of Defense Nominee

“Senator Hagel is the first nominee for Secretary of Defense to be filibustered in the history of the United States.” “It is critical that Republicans and Democrats come together to find a balanced way to avert these drastic [sequester] cuts.” “Democrats want to work with Republicans to find a balanced, responsible way to reduce the…


Reid Statement On Unprecedented Republican Filibuster Of Hagel Nomination

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked the nomination of Senator Chuck Hagel to be Defense Secretary from receiving an up-or-down vote, continuing the first-ever filibuster of a Defense Secretary nominee. The vote was 58-40 with one Senator voting present: “In a time of war and threats…


Reid Statement On Republicans Mounting Full-Scale Filibuster Of Hagel Nomination

“Senate Republicans have made it clear they intend to mount a full-scale filibuster, and block the Senate from holding a final passage vote on Senator Hagel’s nomination.” Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after being informed by Republican leadership that they would mount a full-scale filibuster and block Senator Hagel’s…


Reid Statement On President Obama’s Nominations To Head The Pentagon And CIA

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after President Obama nominated former Senator Chuck Hagel to be his next defense secretary and John Brennan, currently his counterterrorism adviser, as CIA director. “I applaud President Obama for his thoughtful choices to head the Pentagon and the CIA. I’ve worked extensively with these two nominees…


Reid Statement On Nominations Of Panetta As Defense Secretary, Petraeus As CIA Director

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s nominations of CIA Director Leon Panetta to replace Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Gen. David Petraeus, now the top U.S. General in Afghanistan, to replace Panetta as CIA director: “I am pleased that my friend Leon Panetta will bring his…