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Reid Statement On Veterans Day

Washington D.C.- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement on Veterans Day: “Bravery and courage come in many forms, and on this Veterans Day we honor the men and women who have exhibited these virtues in service to our nation and to the American people. In each decade, there are those who threaten…

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Republicans Today Put Politics Above Our Veterans

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Republicans blocked the Veterans Jobs Corps Act, which would have created jobs for returning veterans and put in place programs to help them reenter the civilian work force. Republicans blocked the bill with a procedural vote of 58 to 40, which failed to reach…

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How it’s Playing: Republicans Block Veterans Jobs Bill

NY Times – G.O.P. Blocks Veteran Jobs Bill – Veterans won’t be getting a new, billion-dollar jobs program, not from this Senate. Republicans on Wednesday afternoon blocked a vote on the Veterans Job Corps Bill after Jeff Sessions of Alabama raised a point of order — he said the bill  violated a cap on spending agreed…

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Reid: Blocking A Bill To Protect Those Who Have Protected Our Freedom A New Low For Republicans

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding a Republican filibuster of the Veterans Jobs Corps Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: It’s Thursday, which means Republicans have once against forced the Senate to waste the better part of a week jumping through…

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Reid Statement On Senate Passage Of Veterans’ Jobs Bill

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued today the following statement after the Senate approved the VOW to Hire Heroes Act by vote of 94-1. This bill encourages businesses to hire unemployed veterans and creates training programs to help them transition into the civilian workforce. The bill is part of President Obama’s jobs agenda. “This Veterans…

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Reid: Republicans Must End Their Silence, Join Democrats In Passing Veterans’ Jobs Bill

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the VOW to Hire Heroes Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Yesterday my friend, the Republican Leader, ticked off a list of bills he believes Democrats and Republicans can agree on. I couldn’t help but…

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Reid: Democrats Urge Republicans To Abandon Partisanship, Help Honor Our Commitments By Putting Veterans Back To Work

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the the VOW to Hire Heroes Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Every man or woman who puts on the uniform of the United States Armed Forces takes a solemn oath to support and defend…

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Senate Democrats Announce Bill To Put America’s Veterans Back To Work

Bill Offers Tax Credits to Companies That Hire, and Ensures Vets Get Job Training Skills to Find Gainful Employment With Unemployment Rate Among Iraq and Afghanistan Vets Rising to 12.1%, Senators Say Now Is Time To Act To Put Vets Back to Work Fully Paid-For Legislation Contains Bipartisan Vets Training Initiative—Bill Will Receive Vote in…

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Reid Statement On Memorial Day

Washington, DC — Nevada Senator Harry Reid today made the following statement in recognition of Memorial Day: “Today we honor those who rest in peace because they defended us in war.  We are humbled by their selfless service – and as we hope that their sacrifices and courage are catalysts for peace, and not more…

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Boxer, Reid Join 13 Colleagues In Praising Navy Decision To Name New Supply Ship After César Chávez

Senators Thank Secretary Mabus for Honoring the Labor and Civil Rights Leader in the Tradition of Naming Ships After American Pioneers and Visionaries Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) today joined 13 of their Senate colleagues in commending Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on his decision to…

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