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Month February 2009

Senate Roll Call Vote #00065

On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.160; A bill to provide the District of Columbia a voting seat and the State of Utah an additional seat in the House of Representatives.Result: Agreed to (62-34, 3 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid: Congress Must Put Progress Over Politics To Confront Economic Crisis

Washington,DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S.Senate.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Members of Congress and all Americans look forward to hearing from President Obama tonight in his first address in the House Chamber.  After we passed and he signed the economic recovery…

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The State of the Inherited Union: National Security

Tonight, President Obama will address a joint session of Congress for the first time since taking office last month. Although the President’s speech is expected to focus on the economy, this state of the union-style address will also serve as a sober reminder of the many other critical challenges we face as a nation. Apart…

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Reid Statement on Senate Confirmation Of Solis As Secretary of Labor

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after California Rep. Hilda L. Solís was confirmed by the Senate in a 80-17 vote to be U.S. Secretary of Labor: “I am pleased that Senate has overwhelmingly to confirmed Hilda Solís as our next Secretary of Labor.  As thousands lose their jobs every…

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The State of the Inherited Union: The Economy

Tonight, President Obama will address a joint session of Congress for the first time since taking office last month.  Though he will face many challenges — foreseen and unforeseen, none may be as daunting or as critical as repairing our nation’s economy.  Over the last eight years, the state of the American economy has gone…

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The State of the Inherited Union

After eight long years of failed policies and misguided priorities, the American people demanded change.  They rejected a foreign policy that indefinitely keeps our brave troops in harm’s way and called for a national security policy that makes us safer at home and more respected around the world.  The American people rejected economic policies that…

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Reid Statement on President Obama’s Address to Congress

Washington,DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement tonight following President Obama address to Congress: “President Obama gave the country a refreshingly realistic assessment of the challenges we face, and shared his strong vision for how we are going to work together to make things better for struggling Americans. “The President understands that we…

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Declaración de Reid sobre el Discurso del Presidente Obama ante el Congreso

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones esta noche después de que el Presidente Obama se dirigiera al Congreso: “El Presidente Obama le dio al país un análisis franco acerca de los retos que enfrentamos y compartió con nosotros su gran visión de cómo vamos a trabajar juntos para mejorar la situación…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, February 24, 2009

At 10am, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.160, the DC Voting Rights Act. At 11:15am, the Senate will proceed to a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S.160, the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act. If cloture is invoked all post-cloture debate time will be yielded…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, February 23, 2009

S.Res.52, “Read Across America Day”

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