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Day May 18, 2005

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, May 18, 2005

S.Res.146, a resolution recognizing the 25th Anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens S.Res.147, a resolution to designate June 2005 as “National Internet Safety Month” S.Res.148, a resolution to authorize the display of the Senate Leadership Portrait Collection in the Senate Lobby


Reid, Sununu Introduce Legislation to Boost Economy, Add Mining Jobs

Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 modeled after 50-state quarter program Washington, D.C. – Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Sen. John Sununu (R-NH) have introduced a bill to create a new series of U.S. coins, modeled after the popular state quarters now being produced. The bipartisan legislation would create dollar coins with the images of…


Reid Floor Speech on Use of Filibuster

Remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, yesterday morning I spoke here about a statement the Majority Leader issued calling the filibuster a “procedural gimmick.” The Websters dictionary defines “gimmick” as – – “an ingenious new scheme or angle.” No Mr. President, the filibuster is not a scheme. And it is not new. The filibuster…


Senator Harry Reid’s Remarks at Democratic Unity Event

Remarks as prepared for delivery: The hour of decision has come for our nation’s Senate. In the debate that has begun, the Republican majority that holds the reins of power will have to make a choice. They will have to choose between their partisan interests or the people’s interests. Between upholding our liberties and rights…


The Bush White House and Republican Congress Ignore the People’s Business

Senate Democratic Communications Center Spokesman Jim Manley released the following statement in response to White House Spokesman Scott McClellan’s misguided suggestion that it is Democrats standing in the way of progress: “The Bush White House and the radical Republicans in Congress are so obsessed with picking a fight over radical judges that they have lost…


Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Judicial Nominations