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Reid: Reverse Sequester to Create Jobs

“The sequester is as bad for national security as it is for the economy… But it’s not too late to reverse these hard-hearted cuts.” “Democrats haven’t given up on reversing these cuts and choosing that responsible path. We’ve cut the deficit in half over the last three years. And while there is more work to…

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Reid: Reverse Sequester To Create Jobs

“The sequester is as bad  for national security as it is for the economy… But it’s not too late to reverse these hard-hearted cuts.” “Democrats haven’t given up on reversing these cuts and choosing that responsible path. We’ve cut the deficit in half over the last three years. And while there is more work to…

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Reid Remarks on Short-Sighted Cuts to Medical Research

“It would be impossible to count the lives that NIH innovation has already saved. And researchers are nowhere close to realizing the limits of modern medicine.” “[NIH] innovations have the possibility not only to save lives, but to save Americans billions each year on medical care.  And NIH has made us an intellectual and economic…

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Reid Statement on March Employment Report

Washington, DC– Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the March employment report. According to the Labor Department, 88,000 jobs were added in March: “Today’s employment report again shows that our economy cannot afford more self-inflicted setbacks like the sequester. We need to focus on growth, not austerity. To spur greater job growth, Republicans…

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Reid Remarks: Republicans Blocking Budget Debate

“Republicans were desperate… to have a budget debate… So I was amazed yesterday when Senate Republicans blocked attempts to begin debate on the Senate budget resolution.” “They said they wanted to debate and pass a budget. Well, here was their chance.” “Democrats are willing to… debate the issues. And with the American people on our…

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Reid Floor Remarks On Sequester

“Instead of replacing the pain of the sequester with something smarter and more reasonable, [the Republican] plan would embrace these devastating cuts.” “Republicans should give Congress true flexibility – flexibility to cut wasteful subsidies, flexibility to close unnecessary tax loopholes and flexibility to ask the richest of the rich to contribute a little more.” “As…

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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…

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Reid Floor Remarks On Arbitrary Sequester Spending Cuts Set To Take Effect This Week

“Families and businesses in every state in the nation – in red states and blue states – are at risk because of these haphazard cuts.” “Nationwide, sequester cuts will cost more than 750,000 jobs… But Congress has the power to prevent these self-inflicted wounds.” “Unfortunately, Republicans would rather let devastating cuts go into effect than…

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Reid Statement On President Obama’s Call For Action On Sequester

Washington, D.C. ‐ Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after President Obama called on Congress to replace the sequester: “President Obama is right: to give our economy a foundation for growth Congress must replace the sequester with a balanced approach to deficit reduction. Senate Democrats will soon vote on a plan to temporarily…

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