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Day September 24, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, September 24, 2008

H.R.923: Emmitt Till Unsolved Crimes H.R.1199, Drug Endangered Children Act of 2007 H.R.1343, Health Centers Renewal Act of 2008, with substitute amendment S.2840, FBI H.R.6370, Land Transfer S.3550, John Warner Rapids H.R.928, Independence of the Inspecter General (McCaskill substitute amendment) S.Res.680. Permanent Subcommittee on Homeland Security and Gov’t Affairs S.Res.682, Hispanic Heritage Month S.Res.683, Childhood…

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Reid: Where Is President Bush On Most Important Crisis In Generations?

Reid Calls on Bush to Explain to Nation’s Taxpayers Why They Must Bail out Wall Street Firms Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate. The White House later announced the President will address the nation tonight.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:  “One…

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Reid Statement On President’s Invitation To Discuss Financial Crisis At White House

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement this evening following the President’s invitation to Congressional leaders to discuss the financial crisis Thursday at the White House: “We have accepted the President’s offer to meet tomorrow.  At that time we will discuss the progress we have made to improve the Administration’s deeply flawed…

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Reid Statement On Passage Of Emmett Till Bill

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the U.S. Senate passed the Emmitt Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Act by unanimous consent following months of Republican delay:  “Emmett Till was a 14-year old boy from Chicago visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi, in 1955 when he was brutally mutilated and killed for…

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Reid: Debate Should Take Place As Scheduled – “We Need Leadership; Not A Campaign Photo Op”

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to the McCain campaign’s call for postponing Friday’s scheduled debate: “This is a critical time for our country.  While I appreciate that both candidates have signaled their willingness to help, Congress and the Administration have a process in place to reach a…

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Senate Democrats are Committed to Change: Americans Don’t Need More of the Same Failed Bush-McCain Economic Policies

The Bush-McCain record of fiscal and regulatory incompetence, coupled with their ties to special interests, has led to an economic crisis that is crippling the financial markets and threatening the American dream.  From the crisis in the subprime mortgage market to crisis in the credit market, from skyrocketing gas prices to skyrocketing food prices, from…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Morning business with the Majority controlling the 1st 30 minutes and the Republicans controlling the next 30 minutes. Following the first hour, morning business will continue with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. The Senate stands in recess until 9:30am tomorrow, Thursday, September 25.

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