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Day March 16, 2010

Reid Statement On Financial Regulatory Reform Proposal

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today in response to the financial regulatory reform proposal that Chairman Dodd introduced yesterday:   “Every day, I hear from Nevadans who were left to pay the price for the irresponsible behavior and loose rules that governed Wall Street in years past.  People across this country…


Grinding the Senate to a Halt

The freshmen and sophomore Democratic Senators went to the Senate floor today to highlight continued efforts by their Republican colleagues to filibuster President Obama’s nominees. Sen. Al Franken protested Republicans’ use of procedural delay tactics to stall the confirmation of nominees, particularly when many end up passing with large majorities, including those who blocked them to begin with. "This is…


Republican Obstructionism is Delaying Justice in American Courts

In the 111th Congress, Senate Republicans have consistently used partisan tactics to delay the confirmation of President Obama’s qualified nominations to the district and circuit courts of the United States federal judiciary.  The Senate has confirmed only 17 of President Obama’s district and circuit court nominees this Congress, fewer than the 18 nominations currently pending…


Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Morning business until 12:30pm with the time until 10:30am equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees. Further, the time from 10:30am until 12:30pm will be equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees, with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each, with the Majority controlling…