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Day February 5, 2009

Senate Roll Call Vote #00046

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 140: Feingold S.Amdt.140; To provide greater accountability of taxpayers’ dollars by curtailing congressional earmarking and requiring disclosure of lobbying by recipients of Federal funds.Result: Rejected (32-65, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]


Senate Roll Call Vote #00045

On the Motion S.Amdt. 364: Motion to Waive CBA McCain S.Amdt.364 As Modified; In the nature of a substitute.Result: Rejected (40-57, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]


Democratic Senators Discuss Economic Recovery Package

Washington, DC— Democratic Senators Dick Durbin, Frank Lautenberg and Jeff Merkley joined Liz Freeberg, an unemployed worker from Minnesota; Dennis Van Roekel, President of the National Education Association; and Dave Johnson, a construction worker from New Jersey, at a press conference this morning to discuss the urgent need to pass an economic recovery package. Rising…


Economic Recovery Plan Makes Needed Investments in America’s Future

The need to invest in the nation’s infrastructure has never been greater. The Senate’s debate of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act comes at a crucial time given the state of America’s neglected roads, bridges, and mass transit systems. Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, we will help repair the nation’s crumbling infrastructure and…


Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, February 05, 2009

Resume consideration of H.R.1, Economic Recovery and Reinvestment.