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Senator Reid To Republican Leadership: Blame Yourselves For The Rise Of Trump

In a blistering speech at the Center for American Progress yesterday, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid laid blame for the dangerous rise of Donald Trump squarely at the feet of Republican leaders. “The Republican establishment acts bewildered,” Senator Reid said. “But they shouldn’t.” “For eight years, [GOP leaders] drained all the oxygen from the policy … Continue reading »

Senator Harry Reid Meets With DAPA-Eligible Families As Part Of The “DAPA Dinners” Campaign

Yesterday, as part of the ongoing “DAPA Dinners” campaign, Senator Harry Reid met with immigrant families who would be eligible for deportation relief under the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program, which is currently blocked due to a partisan, GOP-led lawsuit. Today I heard from undocumented families who should … Continue reading »

Senator Reid Blasts Trumpification Of GOP: Republicans Have Turned To The Politics Of Hatred

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid called out leading GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans — including those complicit in mainstreaming Trump’s hatred by cowardly remaining silent as he spews xenophobic rhetoric — in a blistering floor speech on the Senate floor earlier today. “We all know that on race and other controversial … Continue reading »

Obama Administration “Strongly Opposes” Vitter’s Anti-immigrant bill

This afternoon, the Senate will vote on S. 2146, which is David Vitter’s anti-immigrant bill. Yesterday, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, in a blistering floor statement, vowed the “vile” legislation would not pass: Today, the Obama administration indicated that even if this ugly legislation somehow did pass, the President would veto it. Here’s the Statement … Continue reading »

Harry Reid: “When Donald Trump Called Immigrants ‘Rapists’ There Was Nothing But Silence” From Republicans

Republicans wasted no time piling on Donald Trump (now the leading GOP candidate for President, according to multiple polls) for despicably questioning John McCain’s valiant military service and the years he spent as a prisoner of war during Vietnam. Republican Presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and Bobby Jindal immediately issued tweets (and … Continue reading »

Following Actions from Ramos, Reid, and Schumer Today, Writing is on the Wall for House GOP

Vote on Immigration Reform in Early Summer, Or the President Will Have No Choice But to Act Today, actions from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and influential Spanish language journalist Jorge Ramos made it clear that if House Republicans fail to act on immigration legislation in the next several weeks, … Continue reading »

Sens. Reid, Schumer Call Out House GOP for Letting Steve King Call the Shots, Block Immigration Reform

Next month will mark the one-year anniversary of the Senate passing of S. 744, its bipartisan immigration reform bill.  Since House Republicans have spent that whole time doing precisely nothing on real immigration reform — while making time for votes that Steve King wants — the GOP can expect to be repeatedly hammered for this failure … Continue reading »

Sen. Reid Meets With DREAMers, Alliance 4 Citizenship

DREAMers and advocates were all over the Hill today, storming more than 100 offices in an end-of-the-year blitz for immigration reform and a path to citizenship.  At some offices, the visitors were forced to remain outside, stymied by locked doors and unresponsive staff.  At others, the staff was openly hostile, kicking the visitors out and calling … Continue reading »

Reid, Durbin tell John Boehner: Quit the Excuses and Pass Immigration Reform

It’s been a couple months since the Senate passed its landmark immigration reform bill, a bipartisan vote on a path to citizenship that drew the support of 68 Senators, including every single Democrat and 14 Republicans.  This week, Sens. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) are wondering just what is taking so long for the House to do the … Continue reading »

Majority Leader Harry Reid Gives Floor Remarks on Border Security

Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding border security and the importance of bipartisan immigration reform. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: (emphasis ours) Last night the United States Senate advanced a bipartisan immigration reform bill that will be good for national security and good for our economy. It will … Continue reading »