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Month October 2009

Conference Report to H.R. 2996, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010

Summary The Senate is expected to soon considerthe conference report to H.R.2996, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010.  The conference report to H.R.2996 wouldappropriate $32.24 billion in non-emergency discretionary spending.  This amount is $85.2 million below the President’s budget request and $4.7 billion above the enacted Fiscal Year 2009…

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Erasing The Hate

Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was kidnapped, robbed, and pistol-whipped near Laramie, Wyo., in October 1998.  He died five days after being left tied to a fence for nearly 24 hours in near-freezing temperatures. At the time of his death, Rebecca Isaacs, political director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, said, "There…

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Reid se Dirige a Participantes del NAHP

Washington, DC – Ayer el Líder de la Mayoría del Senado se dirigió a participantes 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 la semana del 25 al 31 de octubre como la…

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Reid: While Republicans Delay Important Nominees, The American People Pay The Price

Washington, DC – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor this morning about Senate Republicans blocking critical nominees within President Obama’s administration.  While Republicans delay these nominations for the sake of politics, important work is stalled.  Below are Senator Reid’s remarks as prepared for delivery:   “Last week, four…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, October 29, 2009

Morning business for 2 hours with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each with the Republicans controlling the first hour and the Majority controlling the second hour. There will be no further roll call votes this week. Senator Reid filled the amendment tree and filed cloture on the substitute amendment and on…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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