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Day January 15, 2009

Reid: We Must Give Obama Every Tool to Fix the Economy

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate before voting against a resolution that would deny the President’s request to release the second half of the TARP funds: “It is in times of unusual strain and challenge that we are called upon to prove ourselves. …

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S. 181, The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009

Summary On January 13, 2009, Senate Majority Leader Reid filed a cloture petition on the motion to proceed to S.181, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, a bill to effectively overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Inc.[1] In Ledbetter, the Court ruled that the 180-day statute…

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The Bipartisan Environmental Accomplishments of S. 22, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009

The Senate’s overwhelming bipartisan passage of S.22, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, represents an early major bipartisan accomplishment for the 111th Congress. This Fact Sheet outlines some of the important provisions contained in S.22, the most significant conservation legislation passed in 15 years. Wilderness S.22 designates over two million acres of wilderness-surpassing…

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Remaining TARP Funds Needed to Ease Credit Markets and Mitigate Foreclosures

Today, Congress will debate whether to provide the Treasury Department with the second half of the funds under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (commonly referred to as TARP). According to numerous experts, this funding is necessary in order to stabilize the financial markets and mitigate the ongoing foreclosure crisis. House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank…

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Reid: Los Niños Inmigrantes También Merecen Cuidado de Salud

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid se pronunció después que el Comité de Finanzas del Senado acordó en eliminar una restricción del Medicaid y el Programa de Seguro de Salud para Niños (en inglés, Children’s Health Insurance Program o CHIP), que impide a niños inmigrantes legales y mujeres embarazadas tener acceso…

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S. J. Res. 5, A Joint Resolution Relating to the Disapproval of Obligations Under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

Summary On January 15, 2009, the Senate is expected to vote on S.J.Res.5, a Joint Resolution Relating to the Disapproval of Obligations Under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. The resolution would prevent the release of the second tranche of Troubled Asset Relief Program funds, previously authorized under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of…

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Reid Statement on Roland Burris

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate following the swearing-in of Illinois Senator Roland Burris:  “There are many paths to the United States Senate.  It is fair to say that the path that brought our new colleague from Illinois to us was unique. “Whatever…

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Obama Necesita todas las Herramientas Necesarias para Arreglar la Economía

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry hizo las siguientes declaraciones después que el Senado de los Estados Unidos votara 42-52 en contra de una resolución que hubiese negado la petición del Presidente para poder utilizar la segunda mitad del Programa de Auxilio para Activos Financieros en Riesgo (TARP, por sus siglas en…

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Reid Statement on Joseph Biden

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate in honor of Joseph Biden, who is resigning from the Senate today after 36 years of service to become the Vice President of the United States: “When people talk about Vice-President elect Joe Biden, they talk about…

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Declaración de Reid sobre Hillary Clinton

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy sobre Hillary Clinton, cuya confirmación como Secretaria de Estado fue aprobada hoy por el Comité de Relaciones Exteriores en el Senado: “He conocido a Hillary Clinton por varios años, pero en los últimos años, he tenido el placer de trabajar…

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