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Month April 2010

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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S. 3217, the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010

Revised  Summary Over the last two, years millions of Americans have suffered from the effects of the worst financial and economic crises since the Great Depression:  8.4 million Americans have lost their jobs, small businesses have failed, nearly seven million people in the United States have lost their homes to foreclosures, and millions more have…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Morning Business for 1 hour with 10 minute limiations. The Majority will control the first 30 minutes and the Republicans will control the final 30 minutes. Following morning business, resume the motion to proceed to S.3217, Wall Street Reform. The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus luncheons.

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, April 26, 2010

Adopted S.Res.500, a resolution expressing the sincere condolences of the Senate to the family, loved ones, United Steelworkers, fellow workers, and the Anacortes community on the tragedy at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, Washington.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00125

On the Motion: Motion to Instruct the Sergeant at Arms; 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, to protect consumers from abusive financial services practices, and for…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00125

On the Motion: Motion to Instruct the Sergeant at Arms; 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, to protect consumers from abusive financial services practices, and for…

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