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Day August 1, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Friday, August 01, 2008

Post Office naming bills were passed: S.3241, CeeCee Ross Lyles (FL); H.R.4210, Dock M. Brown (NC); H.R.5477, Chi Mui (CA); H.R.5483, Private First Class David H. Sharrett (VA); H.R.5631, Corporal Bradley T. Arms (VA); H.R.6061, Kenneth James Gray (IL); H.R.6085, Gerald R. Ford (CA); H.R.6150, John P. Gallagher (OH). H.R.2095: Railroad Safety (with Lautenberg Subst)…

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Reid: Americans Lose Jobs For Seventh Straight Month As Big Oil Rakes In Record Profits

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to the Labor Department’s report that the nation shed another 51,000 jobs in July – the seventh straight month of losses – as unemployment rose to a four-year high of 5.7 percent and Chevron announced a second-quarter profits of nearly $6 billion: …

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Reid: Despite Republican Obstruction, Our Country Will Be Stronger For Every Bill Passed This Work Period

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate regarding the Senate’s accomplishments in the face of Republican obstruction this work period. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “The day I was selected by my peers as the new Democratic Leader back in 2004,…

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Reid Statement On Bipartisan ‘Gang Of 10′ Energy Plan

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today as a bipartisan coalition of U.S. Senators prepared to unveil an energy proposal to reduce gas prices, lessen our nation’s dependence on oil, and strengthen the economy.  Reid also sent a letter Wednesday to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, below, encouraging him to join…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, August 01, 2008

Resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.3001, Defense Authorization bill, with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no roll call votes today. The next vote is expected to occur Monday, September 8.

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