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Day April 13, 2010

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Passed S.1749, Cell Phone Contraband Act (with a Feinstein amendment) Adopted S.Res.409, a resolution calling on members of the Parliament in Uganda to reject the proposed “Anti-Homosexuality Bill”, and for other purposes.


On Your Side: Democrats Are Delivering Tax Cuts for the Middle Class

“[F]ederal taxes are very considerably lower by every measure since Obama became president.” – Bruce Bartlett, Reagan Domestic Policy Advisor, 3/19/10[1] Every year, as Americans file their taxes that will fund vital priorities for our country, from Social Security to homeland security, we are reminded that America’s middle class needs dollars in their own pockets…


H.R. 4851, the Continuing Extension Act

Summary On March 25, 2010, Senate Majority Leader Reid moved to proceed to H.R.4851, the Continuing Extension Act of 2010.  The legislation would extend unemployment insurance benefits and eligibility for unemployment health care benefits, including extending benefits retroactively so families will receive the benefits that were suspended when these programs expired earlier this month.  The…


Vocero de Reid: La Reforma Migratoria es Prioridad para el Senado

Washington, D.C. –José Dante Parra, vocero del Senador por Nevada Harry Reid, hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy reafirmando el fuerte compromiso del Senador Reid en traer una propuesta de reforma migratoria al recinto del Senado de los Estados Unidos:   “El Sen. Reid ha sido constante en su deseo de aprobar una reforma migratoria que…


Reid Spokesman: Immigration Reform Is A Priority For The Senate

Washington, D.C. –José Dante Parra, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today restating Sen. Reid’s strong commitment to have immigration reform legislation brought to the U.S. Senate floor this Congress:   “Sen. Reid has been consistent for months about his desire to pass an immigration reform bill that is tough, fair…


Democrats Cut Taxes for Middle Class Families

  No one looks forward to Tax Day, but as soon as this Congress and Administration began their work last year, Democrats made April 15 a lot easier for many people. The Recovery Act that was passed last year reduced federal income taxes for tax year 2009 for 98% of all working families and individuals. On average,…


Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, April 13, 2010

morning business for 1 hour with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. The Majority will control the first half and the Republicans will control the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.4851, a bill to provide a temporary extension of certain…