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Month April 2010

Senate Roll Call Vote #00124

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider 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, to protect consumers from…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00124

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider 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, to protect consumers from…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, April 26, 2010

Morning business until 3pm with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.3217, the Wall Street Reform Act.

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Reid Spokesman: A Vote Against Debate Is A Vote To Protect Wall Street

Washington, DC— Jim Manley, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement today in advance of a key Senate cloture vote to move to debate on Wall Street accountability legislation:   “Today, Republicans face a major choice: Will they stand up for the American people, and join us to hold Wall Street accountable…

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Reid, Dodd, Lincoln, In Letter, Highlight Reform Measures To Stop Excessive Risks In Derivatives Market

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Banking Committee Chair Chris Dodd and Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Blanche Lincoln sent a written response to a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues today in response to their letter last week which called for strong and effective oversight of the derivatives market   In their response, Senators…

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Reid: Republicans’ Vote Against Debate Protects Wall Street And Leaves Nevada Families Vulnerable

Washington, DC— Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement this evening after Republicans voted to block a floor debate on Wall Street accountability legislation: “This past weekend, I met with many Nevadans who are still struggling due to the unchecked greed and excess of Wall Street: some lost their retirement savings, some lost their…

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Reid: Starting Floor Debate On Reform Protects Nevada Families And Holds Wall Street Accountable

Washington, DC— Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor this afternoon regarding efforts to hold Wall Street accountable.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:   “Wall Street reform is as complex as the financial instruments that fueled a worldwide recession.   “But voting to start debating Wall Street…

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Will Republicans Choose to Protect Wall Street?

The Senate is scheduled to vote today at 5pm ET on legislation to reform Wall Street. Republicans claim that they’re not ready yet to make a deal with Democrats; therefore, GOP leadership is threatening to block a vote that would allow the Senate to proceed to debate on the bill.    After months of bipartisan…

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Reid: Immigration And Energy Reform Both Important To Our Economy And National Security

Washington, DC— Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today regarding his desire to pass both immigration and energy reform this year:   “Immigration and energy reform are equally vital to our economic and national security and have been ignored for far too long.  As I have said, I am committed to trying to…

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Reid, In Letter To Clinton, Calls For Swift Action To Complete Iran Sanctions Legislation And To Ensure The Security Of Israel

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today requesting that she work with Congress to complete swift action on Iran sanctions legislation and that the U.S. support direct peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.  Reid expressed his concern about the threat Iran’s nuclear weapons program…

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