Senate Democrats

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Day April 20, 2010

Republican Obstructionism is Delaying Justice in American Courts

This week the Senate is scheduled to vote on the nominations of two highly qualified Federal Circuit Court nominees who have been pending on the Executive Calendar since last year:  Judge Denny Chin and Judge Thomas Vanaskie.  The Senate is also scheduled to vote on the nomination of two highly qualified nominees to the D.C.…


Pay Equity Would Boost the Economic Security of American Families

This week, Senate Democrats recognize Equal Pay Day and the persistent and unfortunate gender wage gap that affects all Americans.   Equal Pay Day, celebrated this year on April 20, is the day on which women’s earnings catch up to men’s earning from the previous year.  It has taken the average American woman four additional months…


Really, Senator?

REALLY, SENATOR?   Today at the Republican Leadership stakeout, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell claimed the GOP’s “41 letter” changed the course of Wall Street Reform and brought Republicans back to the negotiating table. Really, Senator?  Are you sure it isn’t the blistering criticism you’re receiving for your closed door meetings with Wall Street executives or…


Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Morning Business for 1 hour with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. The Republicans will control the first 30 minutes and the Majority will control the final 30 minutes. Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session with the time until 12:00 noon equally divided and controlled between Senators…