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Day September 18, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, September 18, 2008

S.531, Bennett Freeze S.2606, United States Fire Administration Act of 2008 (Lieberman-Collins Substitute amendment #5631 and the Committee substitute amendment, as amended); S.Res.601, designating October 19 through October 25, 2008, as “National Save for Retirement Week”; S.Res.623, recognizing the importance of the role of the Lander Trail in the settlement of the American West on…


Reid, Hoyer Discusses Economic Solutions While Bush-McCain Republicans Offer Obstruction

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer joined CHIP recipient Graeme Frost, LIHEAP recipient Charles Johnson and Medicare recipient Patricia Holland at a press conference today to discuss continued Republican obstruction of legislation to lower the high costs of living and to help Americans struggling to make ends meet.  Only…


Republican Obstruction Creates Missed Opportunities For The American People

While Republicans broke records for obstruction this Congress, the real victims have been the American people. Bush-McCain Republicans have blocked numerous pieces of legislation that could have directly assisted families hurt by the current economic downturn. Among the bills blocked by Republicans were the efforts to enforce equal pay at the workplace for women, heating…


Reid Statement Following Congressional Leadership Meeting With Paulson, Bernanke

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today following a meeting this evening with Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke regarding the Administration’s preliminary proposal to address the economic crisis: “At our meeting this evening with Secretary Paulson and Chairman Bernanke, Congressional leaders expressed our hope that the…


Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, September 18, 2008

Morning Business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. The Senate has entered into an agreement to consider S.6049, Tax Extenders, on Tuesday, September 23. Cloture on the motions to proceed to S.3297 (Advancing America’s Priorities) and H.R.6049 (Tax Extenders) were vitiated. The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm Monday, September 22.