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Reid Files Amicus Brief With Supreme Court To End Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today issued the following statement after filing an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court arguing that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. Section 3 of DOMA prohibits the federal government from recognizing for purposes of federal law same-sex marriages performed in…

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Reid Files Amicus Brief With Supreme Court To Curtail Voter Suppression

Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid today issued the following statement after filing an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of upholding Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which provides the legal avenue to challenge measures that discriminate against minority voters. The case, Shelby County, Alabama v. Eric Holder, Jr.,…

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Reid Statement On The Situation In Arizona

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) released the following statement today on the situation in Arizona, where as of Friday, nearly 525,000 votes remain uncounted out of 1.8 million total ballots cast. In Maricopa County alone, over 350,000 votes remain uncounted. “All of the votes in Arizona must be counted promptly, accurately…

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Reid: Supreme Court’s Decision A True Victory For The American People

Congress Can’t Afford To Waste Time Refighting Old Battles And Should Renew Focus On Creating Jobs   Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act and Congress’ plan to refocus on creating jobs for the American people. Below are his…

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Senators Leahy, Baucus, and Harkin Comment on the Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold the Affordable Care Act

Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee “Today’s decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act is a win not only for the millions of Vermonters and other Americans who have long been victimized by a deeply flawed health care system, but for all Americans who will benefit as…

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Senate Democrats Discuss Court Decision On Twitter

Democratic senators have used Twitter to share their reactions to today’s Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act. See below for a sampling of senators’ tweets. You can follow all Senate Democrats using this Twitter list. Soon, every man woman & child in America will have access to health insurance they can afford &…

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Schumer Statement In Response To Supreme Court Ruling On Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement Thursday in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act: “This decision preserves not only the health care law, but also the Supreme Court’s position as an institution above politics. Just as Speaker Boehner vowed not to spike…

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Reid Floor Statement On Supreme Court Decision To Uphold Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: I’m pleased to see the Supreme Court put the rule of law ahead of partisanship, and ruled the Affordable Care Act constitutional.…

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Reid: Democrats Are Ready To Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform If Republicans Will Join Us

If Republicans Want to Reform Broken System, They Should Work with Democrats, Not Criticize from the Sidelines Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding comprehensive immigration reform. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Monday’s United State Supreme Court decision to strike most of the unconstitutional Arizona…

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Reid: Unconstitutional Arizona Law Should Not Be A “Model” For Immigration Reform

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on Arizona’s SB 1070. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Today, the Supreme Court correctly struck down the vast majority of the mean-spirited Arizona immigration law. And while I agree with the Court’s decision to…

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