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Day December 1, 2010

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Passed S.3998, Criminal History Background Checks Pilot Extension Act. Passed S.987, International protecting Firls by Preventing Child Marriage ACt (with Durbin amendment). Passed Cal. #658, H.R.4387 is an act to designate the Federal building located at 100 North Palafox Street in Pensacola, FL, as the “Winston E. Arnow Federal Building.” Passed Cal. #659, H.R.5651 is…


Reid: Si los Republicanos de Verdad Están Preocupados Por la Situación de Empleo, Que No Sigan Bloqueando Un Proyecto de Ley Que Crea Cientos de Miles de Trabajos

Washington, D.C. — El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy en respuesta a una carta que enviaron los republicanos del Senado en la que prometen bloquear varios importantes proyectos de ley durante esta sesión especial del Congreso: “Lo triste es que esta carta no es nada nuevo. Los…


GOP Opposes Job-Creating Bills While Claiming To Care About Jobs

Today Republicans claimed that they “have been urging Congress to make private-sector job creation a priority all year.” Yet for the last two years, they have repeatedly opposed bills that would create or save millions of jobs, and they are currently blocking a preservation of unemployment insurance that economists say would save or create hundreds…


ICYMI: Loss of UI Potentially “Serious Blow” to U.S. Economy

Key point: “Extending the payments, which average $310 a week, is seen by many experts as a way to prop up consumer spending, which accounts for 70% of the nation’s economic activity."In terms of bang for buck that you get, this is one of the most effective things the government can do," said Justin Wolfers,…


Reid: If Republicans Cared About Struggling Americans, They Would Stop Blocking Democrats’ Efforts To Create Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs

Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today in response to a letter from Senate Republicans promising to obstruct important Senate business during the lame-duck session of Congress:   “This letter, unfortunately, is nothing new.  Republicans have simply put in writing the political strategy they have pursued over the last two…


Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Following any Leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business 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 next 30 minutes. The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 3:30pm to allow for the Democratic caucus meeting.