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Day January 7, 2009

Reid Statement Following Meeting With Roland Burris

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after meeting with Roland Burris: “We just had a very positive meeting with Roland Burris.  I know that Mr. Burris wants to honorably serve the people of Illinois.  Unfortunately, he has been appointed by a man who has been tainted by a serious scandal…


Senator Leadership Discuss Democratic Priorities For 111th Congress

Washington, DC — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin, Democratic Conference Vice Chairman Charles Schumer, and Democratic Conference Secretary Patty Murray held a press conference today to discuss Democratic priorities for the 111th Congress. The Senators discussed Democrats’ efforts to revive our economy, protect homeowners and consumers, make America more…


Declaraciones de Reid tras Reunirse con Roland Burris

Washington, DC— El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy después de su reunión con Roland Burris: “Hoy tuvimos una reunión muy positiva con Roland Burris. Sé que el Sr. Burris desea servir al pueblo de Illinois en una forma honorable. Desafortunadamente él ha sido nominado por un hombre cuya integridad…


S. 22, the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009

Summary and Background In the 110th Congress, Senator Bingaman introduced Senate Amendment 5662, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2008, to H.R.5151.  The text of the Bingaman amendment consisted of the vast majority of the public lands bills included in S.3213 and those bills that were reported favorably from a Senate Energy and Natural…


Senate Democrats’ Legislative Priorities for the 111th Congress Will Deliver the Change America Needs

Senate Democrats are committed to honoring the faith Americans have placed in us to lead the 111th Congress by advancing a bold, aggressive, forward-looking agenda that will rebuild and reinvest in America.  In the coming weeks and months, we look forward to working with our Republican colleagues in the Senate, the House of Representatives, the…


Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Morning Business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly Democratic caucus luncheon. This morning Senator Reid introduced the Bingaman Lands bill, S.22, and began the Rule 14 process.