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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Morning business for 60 minutes. The Republicans will control the first 30 minutes and the Majority will control final 30 minutes. Following morning business, debate the nomination of Irene Cornelia Berger, of West Virginia, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of West Virginia. Recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm for caucus luncheons. 2:20pm…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, October 26, 2009

Passed S.1929, a bill to provide for an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, and for other purposes. Adoped S.Res.321, a resolution commemorating the lives and work of Jesuit Fathers Ignacio Ellacuría, Ignacio Martin-Baró, Segundo Montes, Amanda López, Juan Ramon Moreno, Joaquín López…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, October 26, 2009

Morning Business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. As previously announced, there will be no roll call votes during Monday’s session of the Senate. During his opening statement this afternoon Senator Reid announced that in addition to considering the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009, he also hopes to…

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Reid: Wall Street Excesses Show Disconnect With Main Street

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor this afternoon.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “The global economic crisis is a complicated one.  It was born of both brazen, unabashed abuses and elaborate schemes alike.  It brought complex concepts like ‘mortgage-backed securities’ and ‘credit default swaps’…

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Senate Substitute (S.A. 2668) to H.R. 3548, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009

Summary and Background In response to the worst economic and financial crises in generations, in February 2009, Senate and House Democrats sent the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-5) to President Obama to be signed into law.  This landmark legislation included an increase of $25 billion in unemployment insurance payments and an extension…

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Leahy, Levin, Specter Applaud Passage Of Hate Crimes Legislation With Civil Rights Leaders

Washington, DC—Senators Patrick Leahy, Carl Levin and Arlen Specter joined Joe Solmonese, President of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Nancy Zirkin, Executive Vice President of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), Claudine Karasik, Legislative Staff Attorney of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and other representatives from civil rights organizations this…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, October 22, 2009

Passed H.R.1209, Medal of HOnor Commemorative Coin Act Passed H.R.Res.26, a joint resolution proclaiming Casimir Pulaski to be an honorary citizen of the United States posthumously

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00327

On the Conference Report: Conference Report to Accompany H.R.2647; The title was amended in conference to read as follows: “to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2010 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2010, and for other purposes”.Result: Agreed to (68-29, 3 members not voting, 1/2…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00327

On the Conference Report: Conference Report to Accompany H.R.2647; The title was amended in conference to read as follows: “to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2010 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2010, and for other purposes”.Result: Agreed to (68-29, 3 members not voting, 1/2…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00326

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Conference Report to Accompany H.R.2647; The title was amended in conference to read as follows: “to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2010 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2010, and for other purposes”.Result: Agreed to…

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