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Reid Statement On Nomination Of Dr. Steven Chu To Be Secretary Of Energy

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after President-elect Obama nominated Dr. Steven Chu to be Secretary of Energy: "Steven Chu is an extremely accomplished scientist and strong choice to lead America into a more energy-independent future.  He has shown that he can work beyond the confines of a national lab…

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Reid Announces Anticipated Committee Chairmanships For 111th Congress

Washington, DC— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today announced that he has made his recommendations to the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee regarding Committee Chairmanships for the 111th Congress.   Final approval will be ratified with an Organizing Resolution when the Senate returns to session in January.  Committee membership and ratios have yet to be resolved. “I am…

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Reid Anuncia Cambios en su Equipo

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid anunció hoy cambios en su equipo que ayudarán a aprovechar las nuevas oportunidades que traerán el nuevo Congreso y la nueva Administración. David Krone se une al equipo de Reid como Asesor Principal del Líder de la Mayoría donde supervisará y coordinará la confluencia de…

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Reid Anuncia Recomendaciones de Presidentes de Comités para el 111vo Congreso

Washington, DC— El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hoy anunció hoy sus recomendaciones al Comité de Iniciativas y Relaciones Comunitarias para las presidencias de 20 comités del Senado durante el 111 vo Congreso. Los candidatos serán confirmados mediante una resolución cuando el Senado entre en sesión en enero. Las membresías y proporciones para…

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Reid: Republicans Have No Interest In Keeping Domestic Auto Industry Alive And Saving Millions Of American Jobs

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Republicans refused to protect hundreds of thousands of American jobs and the financial security of millions of families by providing immediate assistance and oversight to the U.S. auto industry: “Given the unhappy choice between a bridge loan and bankruptcy, Democrats have always believed…

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Reid: El Trazo de una Pluma Basta para que la Administración Puede dar Reversa a la Decisión Irresponsable Republicana y Salvar Millones de Trabajos Estadounidenses

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hoy hizo los siguientes comentarios  en respuesta a la posibilidad de que la Casa Blanca utilice dineros del Programa de Auxilio para Activos Financieros en Riesgo (TARP, por sus siglas en inglés) para ayudar a la tambaleante industria automotriz a corto plazo: “Hace rato venimos…

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The Costs of GOP Intransigence

Last night, Democrats did everything possible to reach a compromise with Republicans to aid the auto industry. But Republicans stuck to unrealistic and unreasonable demands. Their intransigence has put millions of jobs and billions of dollars in personal income at risk, while sticking taxpayers with a far bigger bill than the loans sought by the…

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Reid: With The Stroke Of A Pen, Administration Can Reverse Senate Republicans’ Reckless Refusal To Save Millions Of American Jobs

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to reports that the White House might be open to using TARP money to help the reeling auto industry in the short term: “We have said all along that the Treasury already has the authority and resources to protect millions of Americans…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, December 12, 2008

Pro Forma Session

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00215

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R.7005.; A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide alternative minimum tax relief for individuals for 2008.Result: Rejected (52-35, 12 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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