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Day August 5, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Passed S.713, FEMA Accountability Act of 2009 Passed H.R.1275, Utah Recreational Land Exchange Act of 2009 Passed H.R.2938, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project Adopted H.Con.Res.171, use of Capitol grounds Adopted S.Res.226, Gospel Music Heritage Month Adopted S.Res.244, commemorating the 45th anniversary of the Wilderness Act S.1547, Zero Tolerance…


Rockefeller, Brown, Whitehouse Call On Republican Leadership To Stop Denying Health Insurance Reform

Washington, DC— Senators Jay Rockefeller, Sherrod Brown and Sheldon Whitehouse held a press conference today to call on Republican leadership to offer a real plan for reforming health care. While Democrats have been working tirelessly to reform our health insurance system in a thoughtful and meaningful way, Republican leadership has spent much of the last…


Senate Democrats Advance National Security Priorities on Defense Legislation

On July 23, the Senate passed S.1390, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, with a bipartisan vote of 87 to 7.  The bill would authorize a total of $679.8 billion in budget authority for defense programs in Fiscal Year 2010, which is $380 million below the President’s request.  This amount includes $534.1…


Declaración De Reid Sobre Reunión En La Casa Blanca Acerca De La Reforma De Los Seguros De Salud

Washington, DC— El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones después de que la Bancada Demócrata del Senado se reuniera con el Presidente Obama para hablar sobre la reforma de los seguros de salud:     “Tuvimos una reunión productiva esta tarde con el Presidente y apreciamos su tiempo y…


Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Morning Business until 10:00am with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. The debate time for the nomination will be divided as follows: 10-11am…