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Day January 21, 2010

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, January 21, 2010

Passed H.R.4462, an Act to accelerate the income tax benefit for charitable cash contributions for the relief of victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Passed S.J.Res.25, a joint resolution granting consent and approval of Congress to amendments to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Compact (WMATR). Adopted S.Res.391, a resolution recognizing the 25th anniversary of the…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00002

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3301: Thune S.Amdt.3301; To terminate authority under the Troubled Asset Relief Program, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (53-45, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00002

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3301: Thune S.Amdt.3301; To terminate authority under the Troubled Asset Relief Program, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (53-45, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid Statement On Meeting With Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today after his meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke:   “Chairman Bernanke and I met today to discuss the best ways to strengthen and stabilize our economy.  I believe more pressure needs to be applied to banks to lend money to small businesses and…

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Reid: Haitian Tax Benefit Initiative Promotes American Spirit Of Goodwill

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement this evening after the Senate passed a measure that creates incentives for immediate charitable giving to relief efforts in Haiti following the devastating earthquake there earlier this month:   “I am pleased that the Senate was able to come together around this common sense solution…

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Reid: Holding Banks Accountable And Reining In Excesses Will Protect Consumers And The Marketplace

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today in reaction to President Obama’s announcement of new restrictions on the banking industry:   “I am pleased to see that the President is holding financial institutions more accountable as we continue to work toward full economic recovery.  The plan the President laid out today…

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Sen. Klobuchar Draws Attention to the Plight of Haitian Orphans

Prior to Haiti’s recent earthquake, more than 380,000 children were living in orphanages or group homes. As a result of last week’s 7.0-magnitude quake, tens of thousands of more children have been left orphaned. Aid groups say that many children are living alone on the streets, foraging for food and goods that can be sold…

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Reid Statement On Meeting With Senator-Elect Scott Brown

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today after his meeting with Senator-elect Scott Brown:   “I had a pleasant meeting with Senator-elect Brown and I look forward to working with him.  We have many issues to address over the coming year including helping our struggling economy, keeping families in their homes…

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Reid: Obligar a los Bancos a ser Responsables y Ponerle Costo a sus Abusos Protegerá a los Consumidores y al Mercado

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy en respuesta al anuncio del Presidente Obama sobre la necesidad de ponerle nuevas restricciones a la banca: “Me satisface que el Presidente esté pidiéndole más responsabilidad a los bancos, a medida que seguimos progresando económicamente. El plan que el Presidente…

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Declaración de Reid sobre su Reunión con el Senador-Electo Brown

Washington, DC – El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones después de su reunión con el Senador-electo Scott Brown: “Hoy tuve el placer de conocer al Senador-electo Brown y espero pronto comenzar a trabajar con él. Tenemos bastantes problemas para resolver a través del próximo año, incluyendo la recuperación…

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