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Month July 2010

How It’s Playing: “Republicans Block Small Business Lending Bill”

Senate Republicans today again stood in the way of creating thousands of jobs by providing assistance for small business.  Despite their rhetoric lauding small businesses as “the economic engine of our economy” – and despite complaining just yesterday that the Senate was not moving fast enough on this bill – not a single Republican voted…

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On Eve Of Medicare Anniversary, Stabenow Joins Seniors Advocate To Highlight Democratic Efforts To Strengthen And Protect Medicare

Washington, DC— Democratic Steering Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow joined Barbara Kennelly of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare on a conference call this afternoon to discuss the steps Democrats have taken to protect and extend the life of Medicare.  Medicare turns 45 years old this week, and Democrats have fought to strengthen…

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Reid: Las Pequeñas Empresas de Nevada Merecen Apoyo, No Tácticas Dilatorias por Parte de los Republicanos

Washington, DC – El Senador por Nevada Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones esta tarde en reacción a esfuerzos republicanos en demorar progreso sobre legislación para generar empleos en las pequeñas empresas que los demócratas están luchando por aprobar: “Cada día los pequeños negocios en Nevada luchan por mantener sus puertas abiertas. Y mientras los…

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Senate Democrats Are On Your Side: Committed to Strengthening and Improving Medicare and Medicaid

This week marks the 45th anniversary of the creation of Medicare and Medicaid.  Signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965, together these two programs provide health coverage for nearly 107 million elderly, disabled, or low-income Americans who would otherwise likely be uninsured. [Kaiser Family Foundation, 4/10; 6/10]  Democrats fought Republican opposition to create…

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Reid: Demócratas Luchando por Generar Empleos Verdes y Responsabilizar a BP Mientras los Republicanos Prefieren Rescatar a las Grandes Petroleras

Washington, DC – El Senador por Nevada Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones esta tarde sobre la propuesta para generar empleos en la energía y para responder al derrame de petróleo que los demócratas del Senado presentaron la semana pasada. En contraste, la alternativa republicana no genera empleos, rescata a BP y no hace nada…

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Reid: Republicans Trying To Grind Our Economic Recovery To A Standstill

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement this evening after Republicans blocked several measures on the Senate floor to prevent teacher layoffs, help states afford health coverage for low-income and elderly residents, and approve a long overdue settlement for minority farmers:   “We are here to solve problems, and Nevadans have…

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Reid: Democrats Fighting To Create Green Jobs, Hold BP Accountable; Republicans Would Rather Bail Out Big Oil

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement this afternoon regarding the energy jobs and oil response bill Senate Democrats introduced last week.  The Republican alternative, by contrast, creates no jobs, bails out BP and does nothing to lower our nation’s dependence on oil:   “The two energy bills before us –…

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Boxer, Menendez, Brown, Shaheen Discuss How Republican Energy Bill Bails Out BP And Leaves Taxpayers On The Hook

Washington, DC— Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer joined Senators Bob Menendez, Sherrod Brown, and Jeanne Shaheen at a press conference this afternoon to discuss The Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Spill Accountability Act that was introduced earlier this week. Democrats are trying to pass this legislation to create jobs, lower consumers’…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, July 29, 2010

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.5297, Small Business Jobs bill. There will then be 1 hour for debate prior to a cloture vote on substitute amendment. The time prior to the vote will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees, with the final 10 minutes…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Concurred in House Message to accompany S.1749, the Cell Phone Contraband Act. Adopted S.Res.598, a resolution designating September 2010 as “National Child Awareness Month”. Adopted S.Res.599, a resolution designating August 16, 2010, as “National Airborne Day”. Adopted S.Res.600, a resolution to authorize document production and testimony by, and representation of, the Select Committee on Intelligence.

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