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Senate Leaders Urge President Obama To Consider “Any Lawful Steps” To Avoid Default

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leaders sent a letter to President Obama today urging him to consider taking unilateral action to protect America’s economy in the face of continued intransigence and obstruction from Republicans. “In the event that Republicans make good on their threat by failing to act, or by moving unilaterally to pass a…

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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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Reid: Democrats Will Do Whatever It Takes To Protect The Middle Class And Seniors

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor marking the end of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and on President Obama’s deficit reduction plan. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Sixty years ago, this nation’s Armed Forces were segregated by race. Thirty-five years ago women weren’t…

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La Bancada Demócrata le Pide a Republicanos que Cesen de Obstruir la Ultima Opcion Viable para Evitar una Crisis Económica

VIDEO: LOS REPUBLICANOS OBSTRUYEN EL PLAN PARA RESOLVER EL IMPASSE DE LA DEUDA PUBLICA     WASHINGTON, DC— Hoy la Bancada Demócrata del Senado celebró una rueda de prensa, pidiéndole a los republicanos que cesen de obstruir la última opción viable para evitar una crisis económica. Después de negarse a negociar con los demócratas ayer,…

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Reid: Republicans Would Slash Medicare And Social Security While Constitutionally Protecting Tax Breaks For Yachts And Jets

Washington, D.C.– Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor about the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Today the House will consider legislation that would force the nation to default on our financial obligations for the first time in history unless Congress…

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Reid: Senate Will Stay In Session Until We Avoid Defaulting On Our Obligations

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today: “The Senate has no more important task than making sure the United States does not fail to pay our bills for pre-existing obligations like Social Security for the first time in our history. To ensure that we meet this responsibility, the Senate will…

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Reid Spokesman: Republicans Rejecting Plan They Haven’t Read And President Hasn’t Announced To Distract From Their Extreme Plan To End Medicare

Washington, D.C. – Jon Summers, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement in response to premature Republican attacks on the President’s deficit-reduction plan, which they launched hours before the President released his plan: “What do you do when you’re scared that the centerpiece of your entire agenda is about to be exposed…

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Stabenow Statement On Upside-Down Priorities In New Republican Budget

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Policy and Communications Center’s Vice Chair Debbie Stabenow released the following statement today regarding the Republican budget that would dismantle Medicare and cut deep into the heart of the middle class, while continuing tax giveaways for special interests: “Next year’s Republican budget is a thinly veiled attempt to dismantle Medicare for…

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Reid, Harkin, Sanders, Franken, Blumenthal Highlight Republicans’ Dangerous Plan To End Social Security As We Know It

Addressed Republicans’ Dangerous Plan To Dismantle Social Security, Delay Distribution Of Benefits To Seniors Washington, D.C.–Today Senators Harry Reid, Tom Harkin, Bernie Sanders, Al Franken and Richard Blumenthal told Republicans to “Back Off Social Security” during an event with more than 300 of the program’s supporters. The senators  discussed the GOP’s dangerous plan to privatize…

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