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Day November 4, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Adopted S.Res.336, a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding disignation of the month of November 2009 as “National Military Family Month”

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00334

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.3548 as amended.; A bill to amend the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for the temporary availability of certain additional emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (98-0, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00334

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.3548 as amended.; A bill to amend the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for the temporary availability of certain additional emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (98-0, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00333

On the Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on H.R.3548; A bill to amend the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for the temporary availability of certain additional emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (97-1, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00333

On the Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on H.R.3548; A bill to amend the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for the temporary availability of certain additional emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (97-1, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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The GOP Plays Politics With Unemployment Benefits

With the U.S. unemployment rate at 9.8%, all eyes are on Congress to pass a fourteen-week extension of unemployment insurance benefits to assist out-of-work Americans.  Why then has it taken the Senate more than three weeks to come close to passing this legislation? Our Republican colleagues have sought to delay and obstruct this extension for…

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S. 1407, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010

Summary S.1407, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010, would provide $133.9 billion for military construction, military family housing, and veterans’ affairs programs for Fiscal Year 2010, including $76.7 billion in discretionary funding and $1.4 billion in funding for overseas contingency operations.  Total discretionary funding in the bill, including overseas…

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Reid: It Is Time For Republicans To Stand Up For American Families

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today in response to continued Republican delay of an extension of benefits for Americans struggling with high unemployment: “Today the Senate again overwhelming voted to move forward with an extension of unemployment benefits, and again Senate Republicans are using delaying tactics to stop us from…

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Extensión de Beneficios para Desempleados Necesaria para las Familias en Apuros y para Seguir Saneando la Economía

Washington, D.C. – El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid, elogió a sus colegas por extender los beneficios de desempleo 14 semanas –más otras seis en estados con alto desempleo. La tasa nacional de desempleo es de 9.8%; entre los hispanos 12.7%. Los republicanos bloquearon los beneficios varias semanas, exigiendo enmiendas no relacionadas,…

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The Party of No Show

For the second straight day, Republican members of the Environment and Public Works Committee failed to appear for and participate in the markup of the clean energy bill. What’s their latest delay tactic?  GOP senators are demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency perform a new series of modeling runs — an analysis more extensive than EPA…

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