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Day February 2, 2009

Senate Roll Call Vote #00032

On the Nomination: Confirmation Eric H. Holder, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be Attorney GeneralResult: Confirmed (75-21, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00032

On the Nomination: Confirmation Eric H. Holder, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be Attorney GeneralResult: Confirmed (75-21, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, February 02, 2009

Proceed to the consideration of H.R.1, Economic Recovery and reinvestment Act of 2009. At 3:15pm the Senate will debate the nomination of Eric Holder, to be Attorney General, with the time until 6:15pm equally divided and controlled between Senators Leahy and Specter. There will be no further Roll Call Votes during today’s session. The Senate…

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Reid Statement on Eric Holder

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate in support of Eric Holder’s nomination to be Attorney General of the United States.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “In the long and lurching march toward equality that in no small manner defines our…

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H.R. 1: the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, as amended

PDF of this report Update:  The Inouye-Baucus substitute amendment (S.Amdt.98) was withdrawn on February 6.  On Saturday, February 7, the Collins-Nelson (NE) substitute amendment (S.Amdt.570) was called up, and cloture was filed on the amendment.  On February 9, 2009, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on…

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Updated: We Must Act Now to Save the Economy

America’s economy is in a state of emergency and requires swift action – including an economic recovery plan that creates jobs, invests in America and puts the middle class first.  America’s unemployment rate is 7.2 percent, the highest since 1993.  More Americans are out of work today than at any point in the last quarter-century. …

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Senate Democrats: Get America Back to Work

Below are a series of questions and answers on the top issues surrounding the economic recovery package the Senate will take up this week. Ø      Q: Is it true this bill contains pet projects by members, even though the President pledged there would be no earmarks? A: No.  This bill contains no congressionally directed spending. …

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Declaraciones de Reid sobre Eric Holder

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo el siguiente discurso en el recinto del Senado, dándole su apoyo al Eric Holder durante su confirmación como Fiscal General de la Nación. Adjunto se encuentran apartes de ese discurso. “Sr. Presidente, durante esta larga y a veces titubeante marcha hacia la igualdad que…

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