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Month August 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Friday, August 07, 2009

S.Res.241, National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Week S.Res.251,expressing the sense of the Senate that the Government of Afghanistan, with the support of the international community, should fulfill its obligations to ensure that women fully participate as candidates and voters in the August 20, 2009, presidential and provincial council elections in Afghanistan S.Res.252, Official Senate Photograph…

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Reid: Las Cifras De Empleo Son Más Alentadoras Pero Los Desempleados Necesitan Más Ayuda

Washington, DC— El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones esta mañana en el recinto del Senado de los EE.UU sobre la importancia de extender los beneficios para los desempleados para ayudar a  las familias estadounidenses. A continuación apartes de su discurso preparado: “La economía estaba perdiendo un promedio de…

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Reid: Jobs Numbers Encouraging But Unemployed Workers Need More Support

Washington, DC— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid delivered the following remarks this morning on the floor of the U.S. Senate about the importance of extending unemployment benefits to provide relief for American families.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “It is an understatement to say that the current economic downturn is the worst…

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Setting the Record Straight: The Recovery Act is Working to Rebuild America’s Economy

“The Recovery Act wasn’t designed to restore the economy to full health on its own, but to provide the boost necessary to stop the free fall.  It was designed to spur demand and get people spending again and cushion those who had borne the brunt of the crisis.  And it was designed to save jobs…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, August 07, 2009

Morning Business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no roll call votes during Friday’s session of the Senate. The next vote will occur at 5:30pm on Tuesday, September 8.

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, August 06, 2009

Passed H.R.1016, as amended by S.423, Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act of 2009 (w/subsitute amendment which is the text of S.423) Passed H.R.3325, work Incentive Planning and Assistance Program and the Protection and Advocacy of Beneficiaries of Social Security) Discharged/Adopted S.Res.248, Agent Orange Awareness Month Adopted S.Res.249, Honoring U.S. Navy Pilot Captain…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00270

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.3435; A bill making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2009 for the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Program.Result: Passed (60-37, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00269

On the Motion: Motion to Waive Sec.403(e)(1), S.Con.Res.13 of 111th Congress re: H.R.3435; A bill making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2009 for the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Program.Result: Agreed to (60-37, 3 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00268

On the Motion S.Amdt. 2306: Motion to Waive Section 201, S.Con.Res.21, 110th Congress re: Isakson S.Amdt.2306; To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an income tax credit for certain home purchases, and to transfer to the Treasury unobligated funds made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in the amount of…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00267

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2303: Vitter S.Amdt.2303; To provide for a date certain for termination of the Troubled Asset Relief Program.Result: Rejected (41-56, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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