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Month September 2008

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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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, September 23, 2008

S.1382, ALS Registry (with Reid-Warner substitute amendment) H.R.3068, Federal Protective Service Guard Contracting Reform (w/ Cmte substitute amdt) S.3328 One Year Extension of other Transaction Authority (w/ Lieberman amdt) S.1255 Indian Arts & Crafts Amdts (w/ Cmte amdt) H.R.6984 FAA Extension (6 mos) S.2816 Child Himan Capital Officer of DHS S.2932 Poison Center (w/ Murray-Burr…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00205

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.6049 As Amended; A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, to provide individual income tax relief, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (93-2, 5 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00204

On the Motion S.Amdt. 5635: Motion to Waive C.B.A. Baucus Amdt. No.5635; To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (84-11, 5 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00203

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 5634: Conrad Amdt No. 5634; To provide alternative minimum tax relief, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (53-42, 5 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00205

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.6049 As Amended; A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, to provide individual income tax relief, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (93-2, 5 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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