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Day May 14, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, May 14, 2009

S.Res.146, commending South Charleston, WV for celebrating its 50th annual armed Forces Day S.Res.149, Cuba, World Press Day S.Res.150, commemorating and celebrating the lives of those who gave their lives in the service of the people of Washington State in 2008 By unanimous consent, the Senate confirmed the following nominations: Philip H. Gordon to be…


There is Strong Bipartisan Consensus For Closing Guantanamo

Secretary of Defense Gates testified that closing Guantanamo will empower us in the struggle against terrorists.  In January,Secretary Gates testified that, “With a few short strokes of a pen, the president singlehandedly repaired much of the damage done to our country’s international reputation because of the controversial detainee policies of the previous administration…the United States…


Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, May 14, 2009

Morning Business for up to 1 hour. Senator Feinstein controls the first 30 minutes and the Republicans control the next 30 minutes. Following morning business, resume consideration of H.R.627, Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights. The following amendments are pending to H.R.627: Dodd-Shelby substitute amendment #1058 Landrieu amendment #1079as modified (Small Business) Collins amendment #1107, as…