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Month January 2009

Reid: Shrinking GDP Underscores Urgent Need for Economic Recovery Plan

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to the Commerce Department’s announcement that the economy shrank by 3.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008, the worst since 1982: “Today’s news that America’s GDP shrank last quarter by more than it has in a generation underscores the urgency with…

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Asesor Principal de Reid Trabajará con Burris

Washington, DC— El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hoy anunció que uno de sus asesores principales trabajará temporalmente para el Senador por Illinois Roland Burris. En esta capacidad, Darrel Thompson servirá como el jefe de despacho del Senador Burris, posición en la cual se concentrará en llenar las vacantes más importantes de…

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Reid: Caída del PIB Recalca Necesidad Urgente de Implementar Plan de Rehabilitación Económica

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo los siguientes comentarios hoy en respuesta al anuncio por parte del Departamento de Comercio que la economía se contrajo en un 3,8 por ciento en el cuarto cuatrimestre de 2008, la peor caída del PIB desde 1982: “La noticias de hoy que el producto…

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Democratic Senators, Economic Expert Hold Conference Call on Economic Recovery Package

Washington, DC—Democratic Senators Charles Schumer and Jack Reed held a press conference call today with Mark Zandi, Chief Economist at Moody’s Economy.com, to discuss the urgent need to pass an economic recovery package that will create new jobs, save those that are on the line, cut taxes for the middle class, invest in America’s future,…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, January 30, 2009

Morning Business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00031

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.2 as Amended; A bill to amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend and improve the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (66-32, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00030

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 93: Hutchison S.Amdt.93; To provide assistance for States with percentages of children with no health insurance coverage above the national average.Result: Rejected (17-81, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00029

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 63: Bingaman S.Amdt.63 as Modified; To clarify that new paperwork and enrollment barriers are not created in the Express Lane Enrollment option and that income may be determined by Express Lane agencies based on State income tax records or returns.Result: Agreed to (55-43, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00028

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 86: Coburn S.Amdt.86; To ensure that American children have high-quality health coverage that fits their individual needs.Result: Rejected (36-62, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, January 29, 2009

S.352, Postpone DTV

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