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Day May 6, 2010

Senate Roll Call Vote #00132

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3749: Tester S.Amdt.3749; To require the Corporation to amend the definition of the term “assessment base”.Result: Agreed to (98-0, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid: Democrats Fight To Keep Strong Consumer Protection In Wall Street Accountability Bill

Washington, DC— Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after Democrats led the defeat of the Shelby amendment that would have weakened consumer protections in Wall Street accountability legislation:   “With Democrats leading the defeat of the Shelby amendment today, Nevadans can rest assured that we are standing up for consumers and defeating…

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Whose Side Are They On: Republican Plan Weakens Wall Street Reform

Senate Republicans have brought forward a CEO-friendly “plan” that fails to protect consumers, investors and businesses from the predatory practices of Wall Street.  This proposal, hastily written after Senators McConnell and Cornyn agreed to do Wall Street’s bidding, would leave hard-working Americans susceptible to the same reckless behavior that destroyed over 8 million jobs and…

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Whose Side Are They On: Republican Amendment Won’t Protect Consumers

Instead of looking out for the hard-working American family, Republicans have brought forward an amendment that would leave consumers susceptible to the same reckless conduct that almost destroyed the American economy.  It has been just two years since big banks and Wall Street executives gambled and lost trillions of dollars, all at the expense of…

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Durbin, Whitehouse, McCaskill, Warner Call On Republicans To Confirm President’s Nominees

Washington, DC— Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin joined Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, Claire McCaskill and Mark Warner at a media availability earlier today to call on Republicans to end their obstruction and delay of President Obama’s nominations. Today, nearly 100 nominations are pending before the United States Senate, five times the number of nominations that…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, May 06, 2010

The Senate will convene at 9:30am and will resume consideration of S.3217, Wall Street Reform. The time until 10am will be for debate with respect to the Tester-Hutchison amendment #3749 (FDIC insurance premiums). At 10am, the Senate will proceed to vote in relation to the amendment. Additional votes are expected to occur throughout the day.…

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