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Day April 21, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, April 21, 2009

S.Res.87,Public Service Recognition Week; S.Res.106, celebrating the outstanding athletic accomplishments of the University of Findlay men’s basketball team for winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Championship; S.Res.107, commending the University of Connecticut Huskies for their historic win in the 2009 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Basketball Tournament

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00159

On the Nomination: Confirmation of Christopher R. Hill, of Rhode Island, to be Ambassador to the Republic of IraqResult: Confirmed (73-23, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00159

On the Nomination: Confirmation of Christopher R. Hill, of Rhode Island, to be Ambassador to the Republic of IraqResult: Confirmed (73-23, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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S. 386, the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND During the week of April 20, 2009, the Senate is expected to consider S.386, the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009(FERA).  This bill is co-sponsored by a bipartisan group of Senators, including Senator Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senators Grassley andKaufman.  After 9/11, the Bush Administration shifted resources…

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Reid Statement on Confirmation of Iraq Ambassador Christopher Hill

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the Senate confirmed Christopher Hill as the United States’ Ambassador to Iraq:   “General Petraeus has always said that the cure to Iraq’s troubles will be prescribed not militarily, but politically.  The long-overdue confirmation of Ambassador Christopher Hill to be America’s top diplomat…

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Reid Statement on Signing of National Service Bill

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after President Obama signed into law the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act:   “I applaud President Obama for signing into law a bill that carries Senator Edward Kennedy’s name and reflects his commitment to public service.  Because of this bipartisan bill, more Americans…

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Reid Remarks on Earth Day

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today at the Senate Earth Day Celebration:   “People sometimes ask me why I care about the environment.  It is one of the easiest questions for me to answer.   “I grew up in Searchlight, Nevada – a dry and dusty mining town in the…

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Declaración de Reid sobre la Confirmación del Embajador a Iraq Christopher Hill

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy después de que se confirmara a Christopher Hill como el embajador de Estados Unidos ante Iraq: “El General Petraeus siempre ha dicho que la solución a los problemas de Iraq serán resueltos mediante cálculos políticos, no militares. “La confirmación del…

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Declaración de Reid sobre Promulgación del Proyecto de ley de Servicio Nacional

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones después de que el Presidente Obama promulgara el Acta de Servicio para los Estados Unidos Edward M. Kennedy: “Felicito al Presidente Obama por promulgar una ley que lleva el nombre del Senador Edward Kennedy y que refleja su compromiso al servicio…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Resume Executive Session and consideration of the nomination of Christopher Hill to be Ambassador to Iraq, post-cloture. 12:30pm – 2:15 Recess for the weekly party luncheons. The cloture petition on the motion to proceed to S.386 was withdrawn. The Senate will proceed to consideration of S.386 on Wednesday. There will be no more roll call…

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