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Day May 26, 2010

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Adopted S.Res.508, a resolution recognizing June 2010 as National Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiecstasia (HHT) month established to increase awareness of HHT, which is a complex genetic blood vessel disorder that affects approximately 70,000 people in the United States. Adopted S.Res.537, a resolution designating May 2010 as “National Brain Tumor Awareness Month” Adopted S.Res.540, a resolution honoring…

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Washington, DC —El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid se unió al Sen. Jack Reed, miembro del Comité del Senado para las Fuerzas Armadas; y Jon Soltz de VoteVets.Org durante una rueda de prensa hoy para pedir la pronta aprobación de fondos necesarios para nuestras tropas en Afganistán. Esta semana, a mientras las…

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Reid, Reed Join VoteVotes.Org To Urge Republicans To Provide Our Troops With The Resources They Need

Washington, DC —Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid joined Senate Armed Services Committee member Jack Reed and Jon Soltz of VoteVets.Org for a press conference earlier today to urge passage of critical funding for our troops in Afghanistan.   This week, as U.S. troops begin major operations in Kandahar, the heart of Afghanistan’s Taliban country, Senate…

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Renewable Energy Is the Key to Our National Security

BP will today try to choke off the oil gusher at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico by force-feeding it heavy drilling mud and cement. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid admitted "waiting with bated breath" to hear the results of this attempt to stop the leak that started more than a month ago. The…

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Reid Files Amicus Brief In Support Of Rights Of Military Families, Invites Colleagues To Join Effort In Letter

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent a letter to his Senate colleagues this week inviting them to join an amicus brief in the Supreme Court in support of Marine Lance Corporal Matthew A. Snyder’s family.  After Matthew was killed in Iraq in 2006, members of a Kansas church marred his funeral with…

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S.J. Res. 26, Resolution of Disapproval of EPA’s Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings

Background and Summary The Senate has entered into a unanimous consent agreement to consider S.J.Res.26 on June 10, 2010, which would disapprove of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) endangerment and cause or contribute findings.  The EPA’s action responds to Supreme Court’s order in Massachusetts v. EPA that it make a determination about whether or not…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Resume consideration of H.R.4899, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations. 1pm filing deadline for first degree amendments. The following amendments are pending to H.R.4899: – Reid #4147 (text of S.3194, Public – Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act) – Session #4173 (discretionary spending caps) – Wyden #4183 (secret holds) – Feingold #4204 (Afghanistan drawdown) – McCain #4214 (National Guard troops…

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