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Day May 6, 2008

Reid Spokesman: White House Rewards Partisanship, Rejects Impartiality In Jettisoning FEC Nominee

Washington, DC—Jim Manley, Spokesman forSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid, released the following statement today in response to the White House’s proposal on FEC nominations: “We appreciate the recognition by the White House that the FEC requires a full six members to accomplish its mission.  A full commission was virtually assured if the White House maintained…

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S. 2284, the Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2007

Summary and Background Congress established the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in 1968 after finding that floods have “created personal hardships and economic distress which have required unforeseen disaster relief measures and have placed an increasing burden on the Nation’s resources.” Congress wanted to create “a reasonable method of sharing the risk of flood losses…

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Reid: Republicans Choose Airlines Over Passengers In Grounding Bill To Make Air Travel Safer, More Efficient

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Republicans blocked the FAA Reauthorization Act from coming to the floor:  “Bush Republicans have once again put big business first and American consumers last, choosing to look out for airlines instead of their passengers.  Our bill would have made air travel safer in…

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S. 2284, the Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2007

Summary and Background Congress established the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in 1968 after finding that floods have “created personal hardships and economic distress which have required unforeseen disaster relief measures and have placed an increasing burden on the Nation’s resources.” Congress wanted to create “a reasonable method of sharing the risk of flood losses…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Morning Business for 1 hour. The Republicans will control the first 30 minutes and the Majority will control the final 30 minutes. Following morning business, resume consideration of H.R.2881, FAA Reauthorization 1:30pm filing deadline for germane 2nd degree amendments to H.R.2881. The Senate is considering the motion to proceed to S.2284, Flood Insurance, post-cloture. There…

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