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Day June 15, 2009

Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, June 15, 2009

The Senate will be in a period of Morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no roll call votes during Monday’s session of the Senate.


Reid Discusses Hate Crime Legislation With Civil Rights Leaders

Pledges to hold vote on Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act before August recess Washington, DC— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and civil rights leaders held a press conference this afternoon to discuss the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act.  Michael Lieberman, Washington Counsel of the Anti-Defamation League; Joe Solmonese, President of the Human Rights…


Reid, In Letter To Obama, Calls For Palestinian And Arab Commitment To Peace And Renewed Focus On Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent the following letter today to President Obama, supporting his decision to make the Middle East a priority in his administration while reiterating the importance of America’s “unbreakable” bond with Israel.   Reid writes, “Like you, I am deeply committed to bringing peace to this critical, but troubled, region. …


Reid Discute Proyecto de Ley Contra los Crímenes de Odio

Washington, DC— El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid y varios defensores de los derechos civiles celebraron hoy una conferencia de prensa esta tarde para discutir el Acta Matthew Shephard para la Prevención de los Crímenes de Odio. Entre otras cosas esta ley le daría al gobierno federal jurisdicción sobre aquellos crímenes donde…