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Day February 11, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, February 11, 2009

S.Res.35, University of Miami H.Con.Res.41, Joint Session of Congress to receive a message from the President.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00062

On the Nomination: Confirmation William J. Lynn, III, of Virginia, to the Deputy Secretary of DefenseResult: Confirmed (93-4, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00062

On the Nomination: Confirmation William J. Lynn, III, of Virginia, to the Deputy Secretary of DefenseResult: Confirmed (93-4, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Invests in America’s Future

The American people’s mandate for the 111th Congress – to repair the nation’s broken economy – demands not only that we create jobs for today, but that we build a foundation for America’s future economic growth. In January 2009, the unemployment rate skyrocketed to 7.6 percent, the highest unemployment rate in 16 years, and the…

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Ensures Accountability and Transparency

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides unprecedented oversight, accountability, and transparency to ensure that taxpayer dollars are invested effectively, efficiently, and as quickly as possible. We understand that every dollar being invested in this plan belongs to American taxpayers. They deserve assurances that their money is invested wisely. As a result, the…

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Takes Steps to Stabilize the Housing Market

Abuse by the subprime mortgage lending industry and under-regulation by government officials during the last eight years has led to massive foreclosures on primary residences, undermined home values, and reduced home sales, which has, in turn, caused a domino effect across every sector of the American economy and resulted in the worst economic recession in…

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Creates Jobs, Investing in America’s Future, and Cutting Taxes

Our nation is confronting the most severe economic problems in generations. Millions of Americans are unemployed, millions more are struggling to make ends meet, and millions of others are uncertain about their future economic prospects. There is much work to do and no time to waste. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will…

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Creates New Jobs and Saves Those at Risk

Since the recession began in December 2007, the nation has lost more than 3.6 million jobs, with 50 percent of those losses occurring within the last three months, and the national unemployment rate has skyrocketed to 7.6 percent. Without swift action, economists estimate that an additional five million job losses could occur this year and…

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Senate Democrats are Working for Change: The Troubled State of Our Economy Demands that We Rebuild and Reinvest in America

Over the last eight years, the state of the American economy has gone from good to worse to terrible. Life for millions of American families has grown less affordable and less secure. Working Americans have suffered from lower wages, fewer jobs, declining home values, increasing foreclosures, and skyrocketing costs for basic necessities like gas, health…

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Declaraciones de Reid sobre Acuerdo Entre Camara y Senado En Torno A Rehabilitación Económica

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy frente al comité bicameral que concilió las diferencias entre las dos cámaras en torno al Acta de Rehabilitación y Reinversión. Abajo siguen sus declaraciones preparadas: “Nos sentimos muy afortunados de tener dos senadores excepcionales negociando esta legislación con nosotros— los presidentes…

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