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Day May 13, 2010

Senate Roll Call Vote #00146

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3991: Franken S.Amdt.3991; To instruct the Securities and Exchange Commission to establish a self-regulatory organization to assign credit rating agencies to provide initial credit ratings.Result: Agreed to (64-35, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]


Reid Honors Police Officers Who Gave Their Lives To Keep Nevada’s Communities Safe

Washington, DC— Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor today to recognize National Police Week and the Nevada law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty:   “I had the opportunity a few years ago to ride along with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.  As…


Reid: Republicans Are Protecting BP Leaving Taxpayers On The Hook To Pay For Cleanup

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today regarding Republican efforts to block The Big Oil Bailout Prevention Act, a bill that would hold oil polluters accountable for their negligence:   “Nevadans are alarmed by the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and they want to ensure that the environmental impact…


Menendez, Nelson, Lautenberg Call On Republicans To Prevent American Taxpayers From Bailing Out Big Oil Polluters

Washington, DC—Senators Robert Menendez, Bill Nelson and Frank Lautenberg held a press conference this afternoon to discuss the need to hold oil polluters like BP fully accountable for the cost of the spills they cause.  Last week the Senators introduced The Big Oil Bailout Prevention Act, a bill that would raise the liability caps for…


The Oil Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emission Metrics of the Joint EPA/NHTSA Fuel Economy Standards

The Senate will soon consider S.J.Res.26, a joint resolution offered by Senator Murkowski that would disapprove of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) endangerment and cause or contribute findings.  These findings obligated the EPA, under the Clean Air Act, to issue greenhouse gas emission standards for motor vehicles.  The EPA subsequently partnered with the National Highway…


Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, May 13, 2010

Resume consideration of S.3217, Wall Street Reform. The Senate will recess from 1pm-2pm.