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Day February 12, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, February 12, 2009

S.Res.38, a resolution honoring the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln on the bicentennial of his birth. Exec Cal #17, Leon Panetta to be Director of the CIA S.234, Post Office naming in Springfield, IL S.Res.48, Oregon Statehood

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Reid, Pelosi Formally Invite President Obama To Address Congress

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent the following letter today to President Obama, inviting him to address a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, February 24.  Pelosi and Reid met with the President on Tuesday to extend this invitation, which the President accepted.  Now that the House and Senate have…

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Reid Statement on 100th Anniversary Of NAACP

Washington,DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in recognition of the 100thanniversary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: “Today our country celebrates two remarkable milestones: the 200thbirthday of Abraham Lincoln and the 100thanniversary of the founding of the NAACP.  When the NAACP opened its doors in 1909, emancipation…

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Reid Statement on Passage of Economic Recovery Plan That Will Create Jobs, Invest In Our Future

Washington,DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the U.S.Senate passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Conference Report.  The House passed the bill earlier today, and it will soon be sent to the President for his signature: “As more Americans lose their jobs every day and carry the heavy burden of…

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Reid Remarks At Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today at the ceremony honoring the 200thAnniversary of the birth of President Abraham Lincoln in the Capitol Rotunda.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Days after his re-election in the 1864 campaign, President Lincoln delivered an informal victory speech for a second term…

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Reid Statement on Sen. Gregg’s Withdrawl of His Nomination To Be Secretary of Commerce

Washington,DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Sen. Judd Gregg withdrew his nomination to be Secretary of Commerce: “I applaud President Obama for asking Sen. Judd Gregg to guide our nation’s commerce at a critical time for our economy and for reaching across the aisle to include another Republican in his…

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Reid Sobre Decision de Gregg de Renunciar a Nominacion Como Secretario de Comercio

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones después que el Sen. Judd Gregg renunciara a su nominación para ser Secretario de Comercio: “Aplaudo la decisión del Presidente Obama de escoger al Sen. Judd Gregg para guiar nuestra política comercial en estos momentos críticos para nuestra economía y por…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, February 12, 2009

Morning Business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. The Senate will recess from 11:30am until 1:00pm. At 11:30am there will be a ceremony honoring the 200th anniversary of the birth of President Abraham Lincoln in the Capitol rotunda.

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