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Day August 3, 2010

Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Senate will convene at 9:30am and immediately proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Elena Kagan to by Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings. Debate time on the Kagan nomination will be controlled as follows: Chairman Leahy…


Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Passed S.3397, the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act. Adopted S.Res.555, a resolution supporting the goals and ideals of “National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month”. Adopted S.Res.596, a resolution to designate September 25, 2010, as “National Estuaries Day:. Adopted S.Res.605, a resolution designating September 13, 2010, as “National Celiac Disease Awareness Day”.


Reid: We Must Continue To Work Toward A Plan That Creates Jobs, Holds BP Accountable And Can Pass The Senate

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks at a press conference earlier this afternoon to announce that the Senate will resume consideration of The Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Spill Accountability Act when it returns from August recess.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:   “It’s a sad day when not…


Reid: Propuesta Que Previene el Despido Masivo de Docentes y Socorristas No Añade al Fisco y Reduce el Déficit

Washington, DC – El Senador por Nevada Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones esta noche después de que la Oficina Presupuestaria del Congreso (CBO, por sus siglas en inglés) confirmó que la enmienda ofrecida por los demócratas para prevenir el despido masivo de docentes y socorristas también reduce el déficit presupuestario en $1.400 millones en…


Boxer Joins Governors Rendell And Ritter To Discuss How Republican Obstruction Could Lead To Massive Layoffs For Teachers And First Responders

Washington, DC—Senator Barbara Boxer joined Governors Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania and Bill Ritter of Colorado on a conference call this afternoon to discuss Democrats’ efforts to extend emergency funding to help save the jobs of tens of thousands of teachers and first responders across the nation.  Many states are struggling with budget challenges, and they…


Reid: Debate Sobre la Nominada a la Corte Suprema Debe Ser Respetuoso y Enfocado en Temas Concretos

Washington, DC—El Senador por Nevada Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones en el recinto del Senado hoy al empezar el debate sobre la nominación a la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos de la Procuradora General Elena Kagan. A continuación, su discurso preparado:   “Mientras seguimos trabajando esta semana para generar empleos y terminar con…


Reid: Supreme Court Nomination Debate Should Be Respectful, Focused On The Real Issues

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor today to begin Senate debate on the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:   “While we continue working this week to create jobs and finish the other unfinished business of this…


Reid: Debemos Seguir Trabajando en un Plan que Genera Empleos, Responsabiliza a la BP y que Puede Ser Aprobado en el Senado

Washington, DC—El Senador por Nevada Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones en una rueda de prensa esta tarde para anunciar que el Senado seguirá debatiendo en septiembre el proyecto de ley para los empleos en el campo de la energía limpia y para responder al derrame de petróleo. A continuación, su discurso preparado:  “Es un…


Government Takeover? Not According to the Health Care Industry

Shortly before introduction of the Senate health reform bill last November, U.S. News posted an article entitled Why Wall Street is Bullish on Healthcare Reform. [U.S. News, 11/17/09]  The first line summed up business and investor thoughts on the developing health reform legislation.  “If reforms out of Washington are poised to wreck the healthcare industry,…