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Year 2008

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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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, December 11, 2008

H.R.7327, Pension Technical Corrections Act S.Con.Res.107, Capitol Tours S.Res.664, Union Station S.Res.710, Teen Violence Awareness Week S.Res.728, Mentoring Month

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The Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act

Summary and Background During the week of December 8, 2008, the Senate and House Majority Leadership, led by the Chairmen of the Senate Banking Committee and House Financial Services Committee and after negotiation with the White House, introduced the Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act.  The legislation was drafted in response to a request for…

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Reid: Los Republicanos no Tienen Interés en Mantener Viva a la Industria Automotriz y Salvar a Millones de Empleos Estadounidenses

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones después de que los Republicanos se negaran hoy a proteger cientos de miles de trabajos estadounidenses. Su acción puso en riesgo la estabilidad financiera de millones de familias, al no proveerle supervisión y ayuda inmediata, a la industria automotriz: “Dada esta triste…

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Reid Statement On Nomination Of Sen. Daschle To Be Secretary Of Health And Human Services

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after President-elect Obama nominated former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle to be Secretary of Health and Human Services and Director of the Office of Health Reform in the White House:  “President-elect Obama has shown great judgment in selecting former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle…

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Reid sobre la Nominación de Sen. Daschle a Secretaria de Salud y Servicios Humanos

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones después que el Presidente-electo Barack Obama nominara al ex-Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Tom Daschle para el cargo de Secretario de Salud y Servicios Humanos y Director de la Oficina de Reforma de Salud en la Casa Blanca: “El Presidente-electo…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, December 11, 2008

Morning business until 12:00 noon, with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. At approximately 10:40pm, the Senate will proceed to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.7005, the legislative vehicle for the auto industry legislation. The Senate stands in recess until 10:am Friday, December…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, December 10, 2008

S.3731, to amend the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act H.R.6184, Quarter Dollar Coin S.Res.196, Idaho 2009 Special Olympics S.J.Res.46, Secretary of State compensation H.R.7311, Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization

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Senate Democrats Call On Governor Blagojevich To Resign

Washington, DC—In a letter sent today by all 50 members of the Senate Democratic Caucus, Senate Democrats called on Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to step down as Governor of Illinois and under no circumstance make an appointment to fill the vacant Illinois Senate seat.    Below is the full text of the letter (PDF): December 10,…

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Bancada Demócrata Pide Renuncia del Gobernador de Illinois

Washington, DC—Todoslos 50 miembros de la Bancada Demócrata del Senado de los Estados Unidos le pidieron al Gobernador de IllinoisRod Blagojevich que renuncie y bajo ninguna circunstancia haga nombramiento para el escaño vacante del Senado. Abajo continua el texto completo de la carta: 10 de diciembre, 2008 Estimado Gobernador Blagojevich,  Le escribimos para insistirle que…

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