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Day February 6, 2009

Senate Roll Call Vote #00054

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 297: Grassley S.Amdt.297; To provide the same temporary increase in the FMAP for all States and to permit States to choose the period through June 2011 for receiving the increase.Result: Rejected (47-49, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00053

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 501: Graham S.Amdt.501 As Modified; To limit wasteful spending, to fund a systematic program of foreclosure prevention, to be administered by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (39-57, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00052

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 176: Coburn S.Amdt.176; To require the use of competitive procedures to award contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements funded under this Act.Result: Agreed to (97-0, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00051

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 309: Coburn S.Amdt.309; To ensure that taxpayer money is not lost on wasteful and non-stimulative projects.Result: Agreed to (73-24, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00052

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 176: Coburn S.Amdt.176; To require the use of competitive procedures to award contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements funded under this Act.Result: Agreed to (97-0, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00051

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 309: Coburn S.Amdt.309; To ensure that taxpayer money is not lost on wasteful and non-stimulative projects.Result: Agreed to (73-24, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid: Necesitamos un Acuerdo Bipartidista sobre Rehabilitación Económica

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hoy hizo las siguientes declaraciones: “El Presidente Obama y yo hemos conversado bastante en estas últimas semanas. Los dos entendemos que estamos en la peor crisis económica que se haya visto en las últimas décadas. Los dos entendemos que la gente está sufriendo. “Los dos…

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Republicanos Deben Decidir Hoy Si Se Quieren Rescatar La Economía Frente A Tazas De Desempleo

Washington, DC— El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy en el recinto del Senado. Su discurso preparado a continuación: “Hace menos de una hora, el Departamento de Trabajo informó que las tasas de desempleo para el mes de enero han llegado al nivel más alto en 16 años,…

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Reid: Facing Record Unemployment, Republicans Must Decide Today If They Will Join Us to Strengthen Economy

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid   “Less than an hour ago, the Labor Department reported that the unemployment rate for January hit a more than sixteen-year high of 7.6 percent.   “The housing crisis is growing worse.  The lending freeze has not passed.  Small businesses are shutting their doors and large businesses are laying…

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Broad Support for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

As our economy slips further into recession and more workers lose their jobs, Americans are demanding action. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will create 4 million jobs by making critical investments in our future and providing tax relief for hard-hit middle-class families. The bill has garnered support from across the ideological spectrum: Republican and…

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