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Month October 2009

Reid: Republicans Blocking Appointee With Expertise In Pandemics And Bioterrorism ‘Unconscionable’

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement this afternoon in response to Republicans’ continued effort to block the nomination of Dr. Tara O’Toole as Undersecretary for the Science and Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security: “President Obama nominated Dr. Tara O’Toole to a key post in the Department of Homeland…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, October 30, 2009

Morning business with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no roll call votes on Friday.

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, October 29, 2009

Confirmed Executive Calendar #477, Regina Benjamin, Surgeon General H.R.3606, Credit CARD Technical Corrections Act of 2009. House message to accompany S.1929, Small Business Extension H.R.1299 Capitol Police Administrative Technical Corrections with a Schumer/Bennett substitute amendment S.Res.329, recognizing the month of October 2009 as “National Principals’ Month”

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00331

On the Conference Report: Conference Report to Accompany H.R.2996; A bill making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (72-28, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00330

On the Motion: Motion to Waive Rule XXVIII Re: H.R.2996.; A bill making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (60-40, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00331

On the Conference Report: Conference Report to Accompany H.R.2996; A bill making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (72-28, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00330

On the Motion: Motion to Waive Rule XXVIII Re: H.R.2996.; A bill making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (60-40, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid: Senate Republicans Are Opposed to Everything

"Senate Republicans are simply so opposed to everything – absolutely everything – that they even oppose putting people in some of the most important positions in our government." – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, October 29, 2009 Our Senate Republican colleagues have been stalling President Obama’s nominees for months now. According to Ruth Marcus of…

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Personal Finance 101: Do Not Trust Your Savings to Republican Economic Policy

Eighty years ago today, on what became known as “Black Tuesday,” investors dumped 16 million shares and stocks lost 13 percent of their value in a single day, sending markets into a freefall that led to the stock market crash and, ultimately, the Great Depression.  This economic disaster was precipitated by the same free-market, lax-regulation…

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Mientras los Republicanos Retrasan Nominaciones Importantes, la Población Estadounidense Paga el Precio

Washington, D.C.— El líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones esta mañana en el recinto del Senado, acerca de cómo los senadores republicanos están bloqueando nominaciones críticas para la administración del Presidente Obama, tales como la de Arturo Valenzuela. Mientras los republicanos retrasan estas nominaciones simplemente por política, trabajo importante…

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