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Day May 18, 2010

Senate Roll Call Vote #00153

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 4051: Gregg S.Amdt.4051 As Modified; To prohibit taxpayer bailouts of fiscally irresponsible State and local governments.Result: Rejected (47-50, 3 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Washington, DC— El Senador por Nevada Harry Reid hizo hoy las siguientes declaraciones después de que los republicanos bloquearan una propuesta que evitaría que los contribuyentes tuviesen que pagar por los daños causados por la negligencia de compañías petroleras como BP, cuyo derrame está causando estragos en el Golfo de México: “La razón principal por…

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Republicans Block Democrats’ Efforts To Hold BP Accountable — GOP Leaving Taxpayers On The Hook For Bailing Out BP

By blocking Democrats’ attempt to pass the Big Oil Bailout Prevention Act – which would ensure BP pays for the full cost of its disastrous negligence by raising the outdated liability cap from $75 million to $10 billion – Republicans are leaving American taxpayers on the hook for bailing out BP. Today, Democrats took to…

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Reid Statement On Congressman Joe Sestak’s Victory In The Pennsylvania Democratic Senate Primary

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement this evening in reaction to Congressman Joe Sestak winning the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate Primary: “Arlen Specter has been a valuable member of our caucus over this past year. Without Arlen’s support, we could not have passed health insurance reform, the Recovery Act or other key…

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El Compromiso Constante de Reid con la Reforma Migratoria

El apoyo del Senador Reid a la reforma migratoria ha sido bien documentado a lo largo de su carrera en el Senado de los Estados Unidos. Fue un gran defensor de la reforma durante el debate del 2006 y cuando volvió a presentar el proyecto de ley en el 2007, el Senador Reid le dedicó…

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Reid Spokesman: Wall Street Pressuring Republicans To Hold Up Their End Of The Bargain

Washington, DC— Jim Manley, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement today in response to Republicans filibustering amendments that would strengthen Wall Street accountability legislation:   "Senator Reid is fighting hard for Wall Street reform that protects consumers in Nevada and across the country from the types of abuses that created the…

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Reid: Nevadans Want BP Held Accountable For The Full Cost Of Their Negligence

Washington, DC— Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement this morning after Republicans blocked a Democratic bill that would protect taxpayers from bailing out oil companies like BP when they are found responsible for oil spills like the one damaging the Gulf of Mexico:   “The fundamental principle behind the Wall Street bill we’ll…

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Reid Sobre La Victoria De Joe Sestak En La Primaria Demócrata Para el Senado en Pennsylvania

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones después de que se supiera la victoria del Congresista Joe Sestak en la primaria demócrata por el escaño del Senado en Pennsylvania: “Arlen Specter ha sido un valiosísimo miembro de nuestra bancada a través del último año. Sin el apoyo de…

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Whose Side Are They On: Republican Inaction Protects Big Oil at the Expense of the American Taxpayer

Senate Republicans are once again putting special interests ahead of the American people by protecting Big Oil polluters.  Attempts to block the Big Oil Bailout Prevention Liability Act send a clear message: Senate Republicans are on the side of Big Oil companies.  As the oil spill continues, the Gulf Coast’s fishermen, tourist industries, and small…

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Murray, Brown Join Reform Advocates To Call On Republicans To Complete Work To Hold Wall Street Accountable

Washington, DC—Democratic Conference Secretary Patty Murray and Senator Sherrod Brown joined  Heather Booth of Americans for Financial Reform, Nancy Zirkin of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and Reverend Eugene Barnes of National People’s Action on a conference call this afternoon to call on Republicans to complete work on legislation to protect American consumers and…

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