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Day November 3, 2009

Absent Without Legislating

As we reported this morning, the Republican members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee boycotted today’s markup of the clean energy bill. Only Senator George Voinovich showed up, and with the sole purpose of arguing that the commitee needs more time to study the bill. Senator Arlen Specter said of the apparent partisan…


Obstruction Junction

Have you heard the rumor? Not content with their formidable list of held-up nominations and legislative delays, Senate Republicans are now hoping to bring the clean energy bill to a screeching halt. GOP senators are threatening to boycott today’s Environment and Public Works’ markup on the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act.  Senator James…


Democratic Senators, Congresswoman, Small Business Owners Discuss Impact Of Health Insurance Reform On Small Business

Washington, DC— Democratic Senators Tom Harkin and Mary Landrieu and Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson joined Mike Draper, a small business owner from Des Moines, Iowa; Gwendolyn Barnes, a small business owner from Shreveport, Louisiana;  Dr. Ken Brantley, a small business owner from Richmond, Virginia; and other small business owners from across the country at a press…


Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Recess from 10:15am until 11:30am to allow for a Joint Meeting of Congress. At 10:30am, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will address a Joint Meeting of Congress. Following the Joint Meeting, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.3548, Unemployment Benefits Extension Act of 2009, post-cloture. The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:115pm to allow for…