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Month January 2010

Reid: Senate Stands Firm To Prevent Iran From Gaining Nuclear Weapons

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement this evening after the Senate approved the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act of 2009 by unanimous consent:   “Passing this legislation sends Iran an important message that the United States is serious about keeping it from acquiring nuclear weapons.  This bill would impose…

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Reid: Pay-As-You-Go Rules Will Reduce Our Deficit, Promote Common Sense Spending

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor today about proposed pay-as-you-go legislation.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:   “Let’s not kid ourselves: we are in this financial situation – and these pay-as-you-go rules are necessary – because we spent the last decade spending money we…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, January 28, 2010

Morning Business for 1 hour with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees, with Senator Sanders controlling 15 minutes of the majority time. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of H.J.Res.45, Debt Limit, as provided for under the previous order. There will be an hour for debate…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, January 27, 2010

At 8:30pm, senators will proceed to the Hall of the House of Representatives for the State of the Union address.

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The Road to Recovery for the Middle Class: Democratic Accomplishments in the 111th Congress

After the Bush Administration largely ignored our most important domestic priorities and weakened regulations that led to the near collapse of our financial system Democrats began the 111th Congress by acting swiftly to stabilize the nation’s economy and keep the country from entering a deep and protracted depression. In just one year, Senate Democrats helped…

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Reid: State Of The Union Address Lays Out President’s Vision For Moving America Forward Together

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement this evening after the President spoke to both houses of Congress and the nation with his first annual State of the Union address:   “Like the President, Senate Democrats are focused on putting Americans back to work, protecting struggling homeowners, strengthening our national security and…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00009

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3303: Coburn S.Amdt.3303, Division IV; To rescind $120 billion in Federal spending by consolidating duplicative government programs, cutting wasteful Washington spending, and returning billions of dollars of unspent money.Result: Rejected (37-57, 6 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00008

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3303: Coburn S.Amdt.3303, Division III; To rescind $120 billion in Federal spending by consolidating duplicative government programs, cutting wasteful Washington spending, and returning billions of dollars of unspent money.Result: Rejected (33-61, 6 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Adopted S.Res.397, a resolution relative to the death of Charles McCurdy (“Mac”) Mathias, Jr. former United States Senator for the State of Maryland. Adopted S.Res.398, a resolution to authorize representation by Senate Legal Counsel. Adopted S.Res.399, a resolution honoring the heroic actions of law enforcement officers at the armed assault at the federal courthouse in…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00007

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3303: Coburn S.Amdt.3303, Division II; To rescind $120 billion in Federal spending by consolidating duplicative government programs, cutting wasteful Washington spending, and returning billions of dollars of unspent money.Result: Rejected (46-48, 6 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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