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Day May 18, 2010

Republicans Block Effort to Raise Oil Spill Liability Cap

For the second time in the past week, Senate Democrats again attempted to increase oil companies’ liability for oil spill cleanup and damages, but Republicans stood in the way. Sen. James Inhofe objected on the Senate floor to passing legislation that would raise the liability cap from it’s current level of $75 million to $10 billion.  Following the same…


Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, May 18, 2010

At 10:00am, there will be a period of morning business for 1 hour with senators permitted to speak there in for up to 10 minutes each. The Majority will control the first 30 minutes and the Republicans will control the final 30 minutes. This morning, Senator Menendez asked unanimous consent that the Senate take up…