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Month April 2009

Senate Roll Call Vote #00171

On Passage of the Bill: S.386 as Amended; An Act to improve enforcement of mortgage fraud, securities and commodities fraud, financial institution fraud, and other frauds related to Federal assistance and relief programs, for the recovery of funds lost to these frauds, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (92-4, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click…

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Energy, Environmental, and Consumer Benefits of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

In February 2009, Senate Democrats passed and President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  The legislation made historic investments in American-made clean energy through tax incentives, federal funding, and loan guarantees.  In April, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released an analysis on the legislation’s projected impact on the nation’s energy policy,…

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Reid Remarks At Unveiling Of Sojourner Truth Bust

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following remarks today at the unveiling of the Sojourner Truth bust in Emancipation Hall of the Capitol Visitor Center. Below are his marks as prepared for delivery:   “Just steps from this spot, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Lucretia Mott look out proudly over the…

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Reid Statement On Arlen Specter

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today:   “I have known Senator Specter for more than a quarter-century.  He has always been a man of honor and integrity, and a fine public servant.   “Senator Specter and I have had a long dialogue about his place in an evolving Republican Party. …

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Reid Statement On Kathleen Sebelius

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the nomination of Kathleen Sebelius to be Secretary of Health and Human Services:   “The hole we’ve inherited is a deep one.  We’re all in it together, and together is the only way we will we be able to climb out of it.…

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Reacción de Reid ante Decisión de Specter a Cambiar de Partido

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy: “Conozco al Senador Specter hace más de un cuarto de siglo. Siempre ha sido un hombre de honor, íntegro, y un gran servidor del público.  “El Senador Specter y yo hemos tenido una larga conversación sobre el lugar que ocupa…

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Declaración de Reid Sobre Kathleen Sebelius

Washington, DC – El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy sobre la nominación de Kathleen Sebelius a la Secretaría de Servicios de Salud Humana: “El hoyo que en que nos encontramos es profundo. Todos nos estamos en esta situación juntos, y la única manera que podremos progresar es…

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Fair Pay for Women and All Americans is Critical to Our Nation’s Economic Recovery

Equal Pay Day – celebrated this week on April 28, represents the day on which women’s earnings catch up to men’s earnings from 2008.  Put another way, it has taken the average American woman nearly 17 months to earn what the average American man earned in 12 months.  This disparity not only places women at…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, April 28, 2009

10:00am proceed to Executive Session to consider Kathleen Sebelius, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. There will be up to 8 hours for debate, equally divided. (confirmation subject to an affirmative 60 vote threshold). 12:30pm – 2:15pm Recess to allow for the party conferences. Following the recess, the Senate will resume debate on…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, April 27, 2009

H.R.1626, a bill to make technical amendments to laws containing time periods affecting judicial proceedings

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