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Day April 27, 2010

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Adopted S.Res.498, a resolution designating April 2010 as “National Child Abuse Prevention Month”. Adopted S.Res.501, a resolution recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of “Sexual Assault Awareness Month”.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00126

On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Upon Reconsideration Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.3217; An original bill to promote the financial stability of the United States by improving accountability and transparency in the financial system, to end “too big to fail”, to protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts,…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00126

On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Upon Reconsideration Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.3217; An original bill to promote the financial stability of the United States by improving accountability and transparency in the financial system, to end “too big to fail”, to protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts,…

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How It’s Playing, Regional Headline Edition – GOP Blocking Wall Street Accountability

Headlines on the front pages of regional papers across the country today carried a clear message: Republicans are blocking efforts to hold Wall Street accountable. A sampling is below. We hope Republicans will reconsider their decision to protect Wall Street over the interests of middle-class Americans, and join with us to fight for the strongest…

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How It’s Playing: GOP Blocking Wall Street Accountability

In case you needed any more evidence of how poorly Republicans’ decision to protect Wall Street over the interests of hard-working Americans is playing, here’s a review of today’s headlines in the nation’s leading newspapers. Whether our Republican colleagues are following marching orders received in their closed-door meeting with Wall Street executives or merely obstructing…

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Reid: Republicans Blocking Open Debate On How To Hold Wall Street Accountable

Washington, DC— Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor this morning regarding Republicans’ recent vote to block an open debate on Wall Street accountability legislation.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:    “The American people undeniably demand that we protect them from a Wall Street run wild.  …

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As Republicans Protect Wall Street, Hard-Working Americans Feel The Consequences

After meeting behind closed doors with Wall Street executives, Republicans are protecting Wall Street by blocking us from beginning debate on how to hold Wall Street accountable. Senate Democrats want to restore accountability and transparency to Wall Street, and put consumers back in control. The “Restoring American Financial Stability Act” puts in place the strongest…

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Reid: Republicans Stand With Wall Street Again, Blocking Debate On Wall Street Accountability

Washington, DC— Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement this evening after Republicans again voted to block a floor debate on Wall Street accountability legislation for a second consecutive day: “For the second day in a row, Republicans have made it clear whose side they’re on: big banks on Wall Street, not middle-class families…

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What Republicans Are Voting Against

After meeting behind closed doors with Wall Street executives in New York City, Republicans have decided that protecting Wall Street is more important than protecting Main Street. By blocking the Senate from beginning debate on how to hold Wall Street accountable, Republicans are continuing to call for changes to the bill in secret, back-door meetings. Senate Democrats want to…

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Senate Democrats Are on Your Side: Standing Up to Republican Obstructionism on Wall Street Reform

Republicans have yet again put their political interests ahead of the well-being of the American people.  By refusing to allow debate on Wall Street reform, they have sent a clear message: Senate Republicans are on the side of big banks and Wall Street CEOs.  This disingenuous, obstructionist attitude was set in motion last month after…

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