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Day April 23, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, April 23, 2008

S.2324, Instpecter General Refrm Act (with Kyl amendment) S.Con.Res.77, a concurrent resolution supporting the goals and ideals of “National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month”

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00110

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R.2831; A bill to amend title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to clarify that a discriminatory…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00110

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R.2831; A bill to amend title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to clarify that a discriminatory…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, April 23, 2008

5:00pm resume the motion to proceed to S.1315, the Veterans’ Benefit Improvement Act. The time until 6:00pm will be equally divided and controlled between the Majority and Republican Leaders or their designees. 6:00pm adopt motion to proceed to S.1315. There will be no further Roll Call Votes this evening.

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Reid Statement on Awarding Congressional Gold Medal To Dr. Michael Debakey

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today at a ceremony awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Michael DeBakey, one of the world’s most renowned cardiologists: “Since 1776, the United States Congress has awarded its highest honor to poets, presidents, scholars, scientists, athletes and activists.  It is with humility that I…

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Reid: Democrats Fighting To Ensure Women And Minorities Receive Fair Pay – And Fair Opportunity To Fight Back When They Don’t

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate before voting for the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which would reversed a Supreme Court decision that turns back the clock on civil rights protections for workers who face discrimination based on age, race, gender, national origin,…

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Reid Statement On Nomination Of Gen. Petraeus To Centcom Commander

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to news that Gen. David Petraeus will be nominated as head of U.S. Central Command and Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno will be nominated to be top commander on the ground in Iraq:  “The next CENTCOM commander and field commander in Iraq will…

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Fair Pay Act Is Vital to Ensuring Women Receive Equal Pay

Pay discrimination continues to be a very real problem for workers throughout our society. Women make only 77 cents for every dollar made by men, while African-Americans and Hispanics make 18 and 28 percent less than whites respectively. Women have been especially hard hit by the recent economic downturn, and must have protection against pay…

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