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Reid Statement on the Republican Obstruction of the Teachers Jobs Bill

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today after Republicans unanimously blocked the ‘Teachers, First Responders Back to Work Act,’ a bill that would create or save approximately 400,000 jobs for teachers, cops and first responders. The bill would have been fully paid for with a 0.5% surtax on taxpayers making more than…

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Senate to Vote on Teacher, First Responder Jobs Bill This Week

Nevada Senator Harry Reid filed cloture on the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act last night.  The legislation would create or save 400,000 teacher jobs and protect thousands of first responder jobs. The Senate is expected to vote on the bill, which stems from President Obama’s jobs plan, before the end of the…

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Reid: Republicans Should Stop Rooting For Economy To Fail, Start Working With Democrats To Create Jobs

75 Percent of Americans Support Democrats’ Plan to Put Teachers, First Responders Back to Work and Ask Millionaires to Pay Their Fair Share Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding overwhelming public support – even among Republicans – for Democrats’ plan to put 400,000 teachers,…

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Reid: Jobs Bill Will Keep Teachers In The Classroom

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding state and local cuts to education in Nevada. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: America’s education system is under siege. The terrible recession that has put millions of families in our country in a desperate economic…

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Fact Sheet: Teachers And First Responders Back To Work Act

The Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act provides $35 billion to create or protect nearly 400,000 education jobs, while preventing the layoffs of thousands of cops and firefighters. This critical legislation would help states and localities keep their schools strong and their streets safe, without adding a dime to the deficit.   KEY…

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Reid: Democrats Are Committed To Putting Teachers And First Responders Back To Work

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor about putting teachers back to work. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Bart Giamatti, the kind of well-rounded man qualified to serve both as President of Yale and commissioner of Major League Baseball, once called education the…

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