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Day July 16, 2009

Sotomayor Confirmation: Highlights From Day Four

Judge Sotomayor Meets Republicans’ Standard of the Proper Role of a Judge RECAP:  Today, Judge Sonia Sotomayor concluded her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Over four days, she testified about a wide range of issues –75 by one count – including her view of the role of a judge.  She answered questions clearly and…


Reid Statement ON NAACP National Convention And 100th Anniversary Celebration

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today to recognize the NAACP National Convention this week in New York City.  This year, the NAACP is also celebrating their 100th anniversary:   “Congratulations to the NAACP on the completion of another successful National Convention in New York City this week. “The story of…


Reid Remarks On The Bravery Of Capitol Hill Police

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following remarks this morning on the Senate floor to recognize the recent actions of the Capitol Hill police:   “I came to Washington, D.C., as a young man to get my law degree.  But I needed a job to support my young wife and baby.  I went…


Reid Spokesman: Senate Republicans Are More Interested In Playing Politics As Usual Than Governing

Washington, DC— Spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Jim Manley, made the following statement today in response to Republican stalling tactics on the Department of Defense Authorization bill:   “The American people want their leaders in Congress to rise above the politics of obstruction to come together and work across the aisle to solve…


Reid Statement On Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings For Judge Sonia Sotomayor

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the conclusion of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s testimony at her Supreme Court confirmation hearings:   “I want to congratulate Chairman Leahy for conducting informative, spirited confirmation hearings and thank both Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Sessions for their commitment to a fair and open…


Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, July 16, 2009

Morning Business for 1 hour, with 10 minute limitations. The Republicans will control the first 30 minutes and the Majority will control the second 30 minutes. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1390, the Department of Defense Authorization Act. The Senate has entered into the following agreement in relation to the DoD…