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Reid Statement On Student Loans And Transportation Bill Compromise

  Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate and House approved a bipartisan bill that reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program, prevents college student loan interest rates from doubling and creates or saves nearly three million jobs. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 74-19.…

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Senators Boxer and Johnson Call on House to Pass Bipartisan Senate Transportation Jobs Bill

Current transportation authorization expires March 31st WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter sent today to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, and Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD), Chairman of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, called for…

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Republicans Should Abandon Partisan Gimmicks, Work With Democrats To Create Millions Of American Jobs

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the transportation jobs bill. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Fifty-six years ago, it took President Eisenhower a year to convince Congress – and the country – to make an unprecedented investment in America’s highway system. After…

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Rebuilding America’s Roads And Transit Infrastructure Will Create Jobs And Fuel Our Economic Recovery

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Surface Transportation jobs bill. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: A few potholes on the drive to work may be an inconvenience. But for companies that ship $10 trillion worth of goods across the country each…

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Republicans Should Share Democrats’ Goal Of Creating Jobs By Rebuilding Our Nation’s Roadways And Railways

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Surface Transportation jobs bill. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: In the 1950’s, America embarked on the largest public works project in its history: a new web of interstate highways. This unprecedented 47,000 miles of highways…

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Reid On Averted Railroad Work Stoppage

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after several railway unions and the National Carrier’s Conference Committee reached an agreement that averted a work stoppage. Senator Reid worked with both sides to help them reach a compromise: “I applaud all the stakeholders who worked to avert a work stoppage that would have hurt…

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New Bill in the Senate Would Create Jobs, Make Our Roads Safer

Nevada Senator Harry Reid has introduced a bil that would repair our national infrastructure and put construction workers back on the job. Senators Amy Klobuchar (MN), Joe Manchin (WV), Barbara Boxer (CA), Chris Coons (DE), Bill Nelson (FL), Richard Blumenthal (CN), Diane Feinstein (CA), Carl Levin (MI), Robert Menendez (NJ) and Sherrod Brown (OH) are…

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Coburn Threatens Shutdown Of FAA, Putting Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs At Risk Nationwide

AS FRIDAY DEADLINE LOOMS TO PREVENT FURLOUGHS, COBURN INSISTS ON ADDING PET PROVISION TO FAA EXTENSION WITH NO HEARINGS AND NO VOTE LOCAL NEWS IN OKLAHOMA REPORTING ON COBURN’S OBSTRUCTION—160 WORKERS IN HIS OWN STATE WOULD BE TAKEN OFF THE JOB IF COBURN FORCES FAA SHUTDOWN Coburn Blocking FAA/Highway Bill In Order to Get Pet…

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