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Day May 13, 2008

Bush Republican Energy Bill Helps Big Oil, Not Consumers

The Bush Republican energy bill is just more of the same failed policies that have led to record-high gas prices. Instead of investing in renewable technologies, the Bush Republican plan calls for more oil drilling and expanding oil shale production, a process which has not been proven to be economically viable, results in huge greenhouse…


H.R. 980/S. 2123, the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2007

Summary On May 13, 2008, the Senate is expected to begin consideration of H.R.980/S.2123, the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2007, which would guarantee public safety officers’ collective bargaining rights in all fifty states and the District of Columbia, while avoiding any disruptions to public safety by prohibiting employer lockouts and employee strikes.  This…


Reid: Democrats Taking Strong First Step To Ease Americans’ Pain At The Pump By Halting Shipments To Oil Reserve

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the U.S. Senate passed a provision by a 97-1 vote to suspend filling the 97-percent-full Strategic Petroleum Reserve:  “Democrats today led the charge against one of the root causes of skyrocketing oil and gas prices.  Instead of hiding barrels of oil in the…


Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Following leader time, resume consideration of S.2284, Flood Insurance. There will be 60 minutes for debate equally divided prior to a series of votes. Recess 12:30 until 2:15pm for the weekly caucus luncheons. The following amendments are pending to H.R.980: Gregg-Kennedy amendment #4751 (Substitute) Hatch #4755 (Bill of Rights) Alexander #4760 (Local Certification) Leahy amendment…