March 7, 2011
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Washington D.C. – Today in remarks on the Senate floor Nevada Senator Harry Reid reiterated that Democrats have come to the negotiating table offering $51 billion of cuts in wasteful spending and excess. However, House and Senate Republicans are refusing to budge from their extreme spending proposal that economists agree would eliminate hundreds of thousands of American jobs.
The Republican spending plan could lead to 6,000 Nevadans losing their jobs and would devastate job training programs, education programs like Head Start and Pell Grants, as well as threaten other investments that are currently creating jobs in the Silver State.
The Republican spending plan would also:
- Pull the plug on renewable-energy jobs in Nevada, including 600 new jobs at the state’s largest solar plant.
- Fire another 600 Nevadans who work at community health centers in rural and low-income areas – which means fewer Nevadans would have jobs, and the neediest among us would have fewer places to turn when they need help getting healthy.
- Cut more than a million-and-a-half dollars from local law-enforcement programs that help Nevada prevent crime, fight domestic violence, and keep our neighborhoods safe from gangs.
- And the plan would cut homeland-security investments by nearly a million dollars, which puts every Nevadan – and everyone who visits Nevada – at risk.