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Day June 15, 2010

Senate Roll Call Vote #00185

On the Nomination: Confirmation Tanya Walton Pratt, of Indiana, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of IndianaResult: Confirmed (95-0, 5 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]


Stabenow, Casey Join Governors Rendell And Perdue To Discuss How States Rely On FMAP Funding

Washington, DC—Senators Debbie Stabenow and Bob Casey joined Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue for a conference call this afternoon to discuss Democrats’ efforts to pass legislation that would ensure that states receive FMAP funding and would extend unemployment insurance assistance.  Many states are struggling with budget challenges and they depend…


Reid: Los Republicanos Nuevamente le dan la Espalda a los Desempleados en Nevada

Washington, DC—El Senador por Nevada Harry Reid hizo hoy las siguientes declaraciones después de que los republicanos bloquearan la ley de Empleos Estadounidenses y Cierre de Brechas en el Código Tributario (en inglés, American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes) un proyecto de ley que hubiese acabado con tecnicismos en el código tributario que le permiten…


Declaraciones de Reid sobre las Declaraciones del Presidente Obama desde la Oficina Oval sobre la Energía

Washington, DC—El Senador por Nevada Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones esta noche despues de escuchar el discurso del Presidente Obama desde la Oficina Oval sobre el derrame de petróleo de BP y la energía:    “Los nevadenses han visto las horrendas imágenes en el Golfo de México del derrame de petróleo causado por la BP. El…


Reid Statement On President Obama’s Oval Office Address On Energy

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement this evening in reaction to the President’s Oval Office address on the BP oil spill and energy:   “Nevadans have watched the difficult images from the Gulf of Mexico resulting from the BP oil spill.  The damage to the numerous affected industries, hundreds of thousands of…


Whose Side Are They On: Republicans Defend Big Oil Despite The Industry’s Track Record

Despite the billion-dollar costs associated with the Gulf Coast oil spill, Big Oil companies enjoy the protection of a $75 million dollar cap on liability.  Unless the cap is increased, these companies, earning profits in excess of $24 billion in the first quarter of 2010, will only have to legally pay for a fraction of…


Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Following Leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business until 11:30am with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. The Majority will control the first 30 minutes. The Republicans will control the next 30 minutes. The remaining time will be equally divided between the two Leader or their designees.…