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Month September 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, September 30, 2008

S.Res695, Honor Flight S.Res.695, Youth Courts S.Res.697, Cyber Security S.Res.698, Mammography S.Res.699, Firefighters S.Res.700, Olympic Swimmers Post Office designations: H.R.6874, Seekonk, MA H.R.6847, Ellijay, GA H.R.6681, New Lenox, IL H.R.6338, Coconut Creek, FL H.R.6229, North St. Paul, MN H.R.6199, New York City, NY H.R.3511, Urania, LA H.Con.Res.416, Barter Theater S.Res.662, Celebrate Safe Communities S.3658, English…

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Reid: We Are Committed To Keeping The Progress Of The Rescue Package Moving Forward

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate regarding the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Yesterday’s drop on Wall Street amounted to a loss of more than $1.2 trillion. “Most of this money comes not from…

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Reid: Senate Will Move Forward To Stabilize The Economy And Create Jobs

Washington, DC— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tonight announced a unanimous consent agreement to move forward on legislation to stabilize the economy, provide middle class tax relief, create jobs, and invest in alternative energy. Tomorrow evening, the Senate will vote on a package consisting of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, Senate-passed tax extenders,…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Resume H.R.2095, Rail Safety/Amtrak. There will be no roll call votes today. The Senate stands in recess until 10am Wednesday.

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, September 29, 2008

H.R.6849, Commodity Provisions of the Food and Energy Act of 2008, with Harkin-Chambliss amendment

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00209

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House Amdt. to the Senate Amdt. to H.R.2095; A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to prevent railroad fatalities, injuries, and hazardous materials releases, to authorize the Federal Railroad Safety Administration, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (69-17,…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00209

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House Amdt. to the Senate Amdt. to H.R.2095; A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to prevent railroad fatalities, injuries, and hazardous materials releases, to authorize the Federal Railroad Safety Administration, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (69-17,…

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Reid Statement On House Republicans’ Defeat Of Economic Stabilization Legislation

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after House Republicans blocked the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008: “Democrats are doing our part to improve the Administration’s flawed plan, but we will need the support of more Republicans to get this done.  We are disappointed that Republicans did not live up…

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Reid Statement On Inspector General’s Report Regarding The Mass Firings Of United States Attorneys

Washington, D.C. –Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today made the following statement following the release of the Inspector General’s report on former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and the Department of Justice’s firing of several United States Attorneys.  “This report confirms what we suspected from the beginning: that the Bush Administration’s mass firing of United States…

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Reid: Congress Must Act To Improve Rail Safety

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate regarding the Federal Rail Safety Improvement Act.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “We now turn to bipartisan, bicameral legislation to achieve something we can all agree on – the improved safety of our nation’s…

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