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Day October 28, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, October 28, 2009

S.Res.326, recognizing the 40th anniversary of the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, TX S.Res.327, supporting the goals & ideals of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2009 Executive Calendar Items: #504, Gladys Commons, Asst Secretary, Navy #505, Christine H. Fox, Director, Cost Assessment, Defense #506-511, military promotions, including PN1066 and PN1068, except the nomination of…


The Science Is Screaming At Us

Yesterday marked the beginning of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearings on the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. This comprehensive climate and clean energy legislation, co-sponsored by Senators John Kerry and Barbara Boxer, addresses four urgent national priorities: putting America back in control of our energy future reasserting American economic leadership…


Reid Remarks At Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Senator Edward Brooke

Washington, DC – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following remarks this morning at the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony at the U.S. Capitol to honor former U.S. Senator Edward Brooke.  Senator Brooke was the first African American to be elected by popular vote to the United States Senate, where he represented Massachusetts.  Below are…


Democratic Senators Join Small Business And Consumer Advocates To Discuss How The Public Option Creates Competition and Lowers Costs For Americans

Washington, DC— Senators Charles Schumer, Sherrod Brown and Sheldon Whitehouse joinedJohn Arensmeyer of Small Business Majority and Gary Kalman of US Public Interest Research Group (US PIRG) today to discuss how the public option creates competition in the insurance industry and lowers costs for all Americans.  While insurance companies are posting record profits, they continue…


Reid Celebra las Contribuciones de la Prensa en Español

Washington, D.C. — El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid, ofreció hoy el siguiente discurso durante el desayuno de clausura de la convención de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP, por sus siglas en inglés). Reid también anunció durante el desayuno que presentó una resolución del Senado que declara esta semana como…


Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Morning business for 2 hours with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume the motion to proceed to H.R.3548, Unemployment Benefits Extension Act of 2009, post-cloture.