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Day July 15, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Passed S.509, to authorize a major medical facility project at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Walla, Walla, Washington. Introduced/adopted S.Res.211, a resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Life Insurance Awareness Month. Confirmed Charles F. Bolden, NASA Administrator Confirmed Lori Garver, deputy Administrator, NASA

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Democratic Senators, Transportation Leaders Discuss Efforts To Strengthen Our Economy

Washington, DC— Democratic Senators Dick Durbin and Jeanne Shaheen joined Joseph Boardman, CEO of Amtrak and Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department at the AFL-CIO, at a press conference this morning to discuss Democrats’ efforts to strengthen our economy now and invest in our nation over the long term.    “The American Recovery…

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Reid Sobre Los 100 Años De La NAACP Y Su Convención Nacional

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones después de que la NAACP cerrará esta semana su convención anual en New York City. Este año la NAACP está celebrando su 100mo aniversario:   “Felicito a la NAACP por otra exitosa convención nacional en la ciudad de Nueva York esta semana. …

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Reid Pide Pronta Aprobación Del Proyecto Contra Crímenes De Odio

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones en el recinto del Senado pidiendo pronto aprobación del proyecto de ley en contra de los crímenes de odio el cual fue incluido del Proyecto de Autorización del Departamento de Defensa: “Luis Ramírez recogía fresas y cerezas para mantener a sus…

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Declaración De Reid Sobre La Aprobación Por El Comité De Salud Del Acta De Opciones Económicas De Salud

Washington, DC – El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid, hizo la siguiente declaración después que el Comité de Salud, Educación Trabajo y Pensiones (HELP, por sus siglas en inglés) aprobara su versión del Acta de Opciones Económicas de Salud: “Quiero darle las gracias a los presidentes del comité Kennedy y Dodd por…

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Sotomayor Has Answered More Questions More In Depth Than Any Nominee In Recent History

Correcting The Record Judge Roberts and Judge Alito Declined to Answer a Wide Variety of Questions During their Senate Confirmation Hearings, with Republican Encouragement RHETORIC:  Today, Judiciary Committee Republicans asserted that Judge Sotomayor has not been complete and clear in her views on particular issues. JUDGE SOTOMAYOR has been clear and forthcoming in her answers…

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Sotomayor: Comments Reflect Reality, Not Judicial Activism

Correcting The Record Judge Sotomayor’s Comments About the Role of the Court of Appeals Reflect Reality, Not Judicial Activism RHETORIC:  Judiciary Committee Republicans claimed that Judge Sotomayor’s off-hand comment that circuit courts “make policy” when deciding cases and her comment today that “circuit court judges do justice for the society as a whole” imply that…

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Reid Statement On Final HELP Committee Passage Of The Affordable Health Choices Act

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the Senate HELP Committee passed a final version of the Affordable Health Choices Act:   “I want to thank Chairmen Kennedy and Dodd for their tireless work to gain final passage of the Affordable Health Choices Act before the Senate HELP Committee.  Americans…

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Sotomayor: Does Not Use Foreign Law To Interpret The Constitution And Laws

Correcting The Record Judge Sotomayor Does Not Use Foreign Law to Interpret the U.S. Constitution and Laws RHETORIC:  Today, Senator Coburn suggested that Judge Sotomayor might consider foreign law and world opinion in interpreting the Constitution and U.S. law when deciding cases. JUDGE SOTOMAYOR said yesterday:  “American law does not permit the use of foreign…

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Reid, Pelosi Announce Appointments to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission

Washington, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today announced six appointments to the 10-member Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, established by Congress to examine the domestic and global causes of the financial crisis. “As President Obama has said on several occasions, sunlight is the best disinfectant,” said Reid.  “The American…

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