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Day September 17, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, September 17, 2008

H.R.6889, Student Loans S.Res.643, Dalai Lama / China

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00201

On Passage of the Bill: S.3001 As Amended; An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2009 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (88-8, 4 members…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00201

On Passage of the Bill: S.3001 As Amended; An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2009 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (88-8, 4 members…

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Reid Statement On Meeting With Paulson, Bernanke

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today following a meeting this evening with Administration officials: “At the Administration’s request, I met this evening with Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.  They expressed the Administration’s views on the deepening economic turmoil and shared with us their latest proposals…

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Democratic Senators Will Act To Strengthen Economy

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Democratic Senators Patty Murray, Byron Dorgan and Robert Menendez held a press conference today to discuss eight years of failed Bush-McCain economic policies that have hurt Americans on both Wall Street and Main Street.  The Senators discussed Democrats’ efforts to address the meltdown in the financial sector and to…

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Mortgage Market Turmoil: The Bush Administration’s Record of Denial and Regulatory Neglect

Under years of Republican-controlled Washington, Americans have seen their dreams of homeownership and a secure retirement gambled away by reckless economic policies that put Wall Street and special interests ahead of middle class families.  Not only did the Bush Administration ignore the warning signs about risky mortgages, they encouraged the very practices that are at…

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Reid: Bush-McCain Disdain Of Financial Sector Oversight Cripples The Very Companies They Sought To Strengthen

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Last night I met, at the Administration’s request, with Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.  They expressed their views on the deepening economic turmoil and…

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Reid: Democrats Pass Defense Authorization Bill To Honor And Care For Our Military And Their Families, Make America Safer

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009: “Democrats are sending the President a bill that honors our troops, and enhances our security, and ensures America’s military is strong and focused on the major threats to our nation. …

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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Morning business for 1 hour (10 minute limitations) with the Majority controlling the 1st half and the Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.3001, the DoD Authorization bill, post cloture. Senator Reid moved to proceed to S.3297, Advancing America’s Priorities, and filed cloture on the motion to…

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