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Day May 7, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Senate passed the following amendments to S.454 by voice vote Murray amendment #1052, as modified Coburn amendment #1057 The Senate adopted the following resolutions: S.Res.84, urging the Government of Canada to end the commercial seal hunt S.Res.125, supporting the goals and ideals of National Train Day S.Res.138, honoring the concerns of police survivors for…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00187

On the Nomination: Confirmation R. Gil Kerlikowske, of Washington to be Director of National Drug Control PolicyResult: Confirmed (91-1, 7 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00187

On the Nomination: Confirmation R. Gil Kerlikowske, of Washington to be Director of National Drug Control PolicyResult: Confirmed (91-1, 7 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00186

On Passage of the Bill: S.454 As Amended; A bill to improve the organization and procedures of the Department of Defense for the acquisition of major weapon systems, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (93-0, 6 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00186

On Passage of the Bill: S.454 As Amended; A bill to improve the organization and procedures of the Department of Defense for the acquisition of major weapon systems, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (93-0, 6 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid Statement On Jack Kemp

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following remarks: “I always enjoyed working with Jack Kemp.  When I served with him in the House of Representatives, my great admiration for his athletic skills turned into a great appreciation for his mastery of complex issues.  Jack Kemp was a conservative, but he was no ideologue. …

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El Presupuesto de Obama Recorta Despilfarro, Ahorra Dinero de los Contribuyentes

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hoy hizo las siguientes declaraciones después de la publicación del presupuesto de la administración Obama para el 2010. El presupuesto recortara 121 programas innecesarios, ahorrándole a los contribuyentes billones de dólares: “El Presidente Obama ha renovado su promesa de recortar el despilfarro y ponerle fin…

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Reid: Republican Attacks Will Not Stop Us From Reforming Health Care

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to news that Senate Republicans are devising plans to attack Democrats’ efforts to reform our broken health care system before such a bill has even been written:   “While Democrats are determined to address the very real challenges facing the American people,…

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Reid: Obama Budget Will Cut Waste, Save Taxpayer Dollars

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today following the release of the Obama Administration’s FY2010 budget.  The budget aims to address 121 wasteful programs, saving American taxpayers billions of dollars:   “President Obama has reaffirmed his pledge to cut waste, end programs that do not work and ensure that Americans’ tax…

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Reid: Ataques Republicanos No Nos Detendran de Reformar el Sistema de Salud

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy al enterarse que algunos Republicanos en el Senado están planeando formular ataques en contra del trabajo de los Demócratas por reformar nuestro averiado sistema de salud antes de que la legislación siquiera sea escrita. “Mientras los Demócratas estén empeñados en…

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