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Day May 19, 2010

Senate Democrats Are On Your Side: Standing Up to Special Interests to Defend Fair and Transparent Elections

In January, the Supreme Court, in a closely divided 5-4 decision, disregarded settled law by ruling that corporations are permitted to spend unlimited amounts of money on elections.  The ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission overturned long-standing law and precedent restricting political expenditures by corporations.  This alarming ruling was a decision that favors…


Senate Democrats Are On Your Side: Working Toward Tough, Fair and Practical Solutions to Our Broken Immigration System

The United States has relied on the important contributions of immigrants since our founding.  Senate Democrats understand that our nation was built by immigrants and continues to be a place of innovation and advancement due to the skills and hard work of immigrants and their families.  Immigrants have always been crucial in securing America’s future…


On Your Side: Senate Democrats Continue Our Ongoing Commitment to Honoring the Service of Our Nation’s Veterans

Senate Democrats have a long record of working to ensure that our nation’s veterans receive the care and benefits they have earned through their service.  Over the past several years, congressional Democrats led the effort to fill in critical funding shortfalls at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) created by the previous Administration and championed…


Reid: Republicanos Bloquean Completar Trabajo sobre la Reforma Porque Amenaza con Cambiar la Manera en que se Maneja Wall Street

Washington, DC—El Senador por Nevada Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy haciendo un llamado a los republicanos para que no sigan obstruyendo la legislación para reformar a Wall Street y permitan que los demócratas del Senado completen este proyecto de ley: “Es doloroso escuchar historias personales de nevadenses quienes lo han perdido todo debido…


Reid: Republicans Blocked Completing Work On Reform Because It Threatens Business As Usual On Wall Street

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today calling on Republicans to stop blocking efforts by Senate Democrats to complete work on Wall Street accountability legislation:   “It is heartbreaking to hear the personal stories from Nevadans who lost everything because of the latest financial crisis: their homes, their jobs and their retirement…


Senate Democratic Leadership, In Letter, Urges Administration To Order Immediate Inspection Of All Offshore Oil Rigs

WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate Democratic leadership urged President Obama to order “immediate and enhanced” inspections of all offshore drilling rigs and production platforms in the United States. In their letter, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Assistant Majority Leader Richard Durbin (D-IL), Democratic Conference Vice Chair Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Democratic Conference Secretary Patty…


Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, May 19, 2010

There will be a period of morning business for 1hour with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. The Republicans will control the first 30 minutes and the Majority will control the final 30 minutes. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.3217, Wall Street Reform. By unanimous consent, the…