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Day December 9, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, December 09, 2008

S.Res.718, Drive Safer Sunday S.Res.720, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness S.Res.719, National American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month S.Res.724, Mumbai Terrorist Attacks S.Res.725, Youth Impact Program S.Res.726, Wreaths Across America Day S.Res.727, Pan Am Flight 103 20th Anniversary Confirm Executive Calendar #815, Major General Harry M. Wyatt, III


Reid Statement On Progress Of Auto Recovery Legislation

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate: “We have just reported three tax bills as potential placeholders for the auto recovery plan.  There are two remaining issues that have been discussed with the White House.  I’m confident that those matters can be resolved within…


Reid Statement On Illinois Gov. Blagovich

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today:  “The charges against Governor Blagojevich are appalling and represent as serious a breach of the public trust as I have ever heard.  It is clear that anyone Governor Blagojevich appoints to the Senate will fairly or unfairly be tainted by questions of impropriety.  A…


Comunicado sobre el Gobernador de Illinois Blagojevich

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo el siguiente comentario:  “Los cargos contra el Gobernador Blagojevich son aterradores y representan una de las más serias violaciones a la confianza del público que he llegado a escuchar. Si hay algo claro, es que cualquier persona a quien Blagojevic nombre al Senado de…


American Workers Can’t Afford A Failed Auto Industry

Yesterday, Congressional Democrats unveiled legislation to stabilize the national economy and save hundreds of thousands of jobs by offering a lifeline to the domestic auto industry. Democrats share the American people’s frustration with the failed management of the “Big Three” auto companies, but we also share their belief that major steps must be taken to…


Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Morning Business until 12:00 noon with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. The Senate stands in recess until 2:30pm. 2:30pm The Senate is in a period of morning business with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each until 4:30pm. The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:30am, Wednesday, December…