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Day May 19, 2009

Reid: Democrats Protecting Consumers By Putting Fairness, Common Sense Back Into Credit Cards

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the Senate passed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act, which outlaws hidden fees, misleading terms and other credit card company tricks and traps:   “When this credit card debate began, I heard from a woman in Nevada named Shelley Lyons.  Like…


Protegiendo al Consumidor y Exigiéndole Sentido Común a la Industria del Crédito

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo hoy las siguientes declaraciones después de que el Senado aprobara elActa de Responsabilidad y Transparencia de las Tarjetas de Crédito con un voto de 94-2, la cual haría ilegales los recargos escondidos, la terminología confusa y otras artimañas y trampas de la industria del…


S. 1054, the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009

Summary S.1054, the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009, includes provisions to meet the needs of our troops and fund military operations and security initiatives in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.  The bill also includes funding to bolster pandemic preparedness and response; respond to threats to the stability in the international monetary system; enhance security along the Southwest…


Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Senate competed action on H.R.627, the Credit Card legislation The Senate considered the nomination of Gary Gensler to be a Commissioner of the CFTC. 12:30pm – 2:15pm Recess for the weekly caucus luncheons. The Senate is considering H.R.2346, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill. The Inouye substitute amendment #1131 (text of S.1054) has been agreed to…