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Senate Roll Call Vote #00070

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 591: Durbin S.Amdt.591; To encourage and promote diversity in communication media ownership, and to ensure that the public airwaves are used in the public interest.Result: Agreed to (57-41, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00071

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 573: DeMint S.Amdt.573; To prevent the Federal Communications Commission from repromulgating the fairness doctrine.Result: Agreed to (87-11, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00070

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 591: Durbin S.Amdt.591; To encourage and promote diversity in communication media ownership, and to ensure that the public airwaves are used in the public interest.Result: Agreed to (57-41, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00069

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 585: Kyl S.Amdt.585; To provide for the retrocession of the District of Columbia to the State of Maryland, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (30-67, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00069

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 585: Kyl S.Amdt.585; To provide for the retrocession of the District of Columbia to the State of Maryland, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (30-67, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid Statement on President Obama’s FY 2010 Budget Plan

Washington,DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after President Obama released his budget blueprint for fiscal year 2010: “We have inherited the most severe economic crises in generations.  For eight long years, the priorities in the President’s budget were not the priorities of the American people. “President Obama and the new Democratic…

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Reid and Pelosi: Capitol Power Plant Should Switch to 100 Percent Natural Gas

Washington, D.C.— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent the following letter today to the Acting Architect of the Capitol, Stephen T. Ayers, asking that the Capitol Power Plant use 100 percent natural gas for its operations. The leaders wrote: “The switch to natural gas will allow the CPP to dramatically reduce…

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Reid: D.C. Voting Rights Bill Will Ensure Long-Overdue Equal Representation for 600,000 Americans

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate before voting for the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009, which the Senate then passed.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “We have had a good debate on this bill this week,…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, February 26, 2009

Resume consideration of S.160, District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act. The time until 10:30am will be equally divided. The following amendments are pending to S.160: Ensign amendment #575 (DC Guns) The Senate is currently in a period of morning business. There will be no further Roll Call Votes today.

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, February 25, 2009

S.Res.53, authorizing a plaque commemorating the role of enslaved African Americans in the construction of the Capitol S.Con.Res.8, expressing support for Children’s Dental Health Month and honoring the memory of Deamonte Driver

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