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Day July 24, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, July 24, 2008

H.J.Res.93, Burma Sanctions


Reid: Democrats’ Supply-And-Demand Amendment Increases Domestic Production

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today regarding the Reid-Bingaman amendment to the Stop Excessive Energy Speculation Act.  The text of the amendment is attached: “For weeks now, Republicans have been saying we need to ‘find more’ oil – but they refuse to acknowledge that we’ve already found it.  The Reid-Bingaman…


Democratic Senators, Health Advocates Discuss The Advancing Americas Priorities Act

Washington, DC—Democratic Senators Debbie Stabenow and Robert Menendez joined health advocates today at a press conference to discuss dozens of bipartisan and noncontroversial bills that have repeatedly been blocked by Republicans in the Senate. Those bills include the MOTHERS ACT, legislation that provides support for postpartum depression, the Stroke Treatment and Ongoing Prevention Act, that…


Reid: Americans Paying Record Energy Prices Can See Republicans’ Stalling Strategy For What It Is

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate: “Our Republican colleagues think they’ve found a winner.  They think that with Americans from coast to coast facing $4.00, $4.15, $4.25, even $4.50 gas prices, they can score some easy political points off our energy crisis. “They…


Republicans Can’t Take Yes for an Answer

Bush-McCain Republicans showed how uninterested they are in having a real debate over energy. The GOP leadership rejected offers by Democrats to have a debate and votes on amendments important to them. Not surprising, Republicans leaders spent the last several days making speeches instead of working with Democrats on the bill, perhaps because GOP campaign…


Will Bush-McCain Republicans Block Critical Health Care Bills?

Next week, Bush-McCain Republicans will have the opportunity to vote in favor of a series of common-sense bills that will expand research and improve treatment for diseases and medical conditions that afflict millions of Americans. These bills are bipartisan and non-controversial, which should make it easy to for Bush-McCain Republicans to join Democrats in passing…


Reid Statement On 10th Anniversary Of Capitol Police Shooting

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today at the memorial service in honor of the Capitol Policemen who were shot and killed 10 years ago today: “Some may know that when I attended George Washington Law School many years ago, I worked full time on the swing – or night shift…


Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, July 24, 2008

9:30am – 10:30am equally divided and controlled between the Leaders or their designees with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. 10:30am – 5:30pm Equally divided and controlled in 30 minute-alternating blocks of time with the Majority controlling the first 30 minutes. 1:00pm filing deadline for all first degree…