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Day December 7, 2010

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Passed S.3199, the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act. Passed S.3984, the Museum and Library Services Act of 2010. Passed H.R.2480, Truth in Fur Labeling Act of 2010. Passed H.R.6184, a bill to amend the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 to extend and modify the program allowing the Secretary of the Army to accept…


S. 3991, the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act

Summary Public-safety employees, including police, firefighter and emergency personnel, do not have full collective bargaining rights in approximately 20 states.  These dedicated men and women who serve our communities are not permitted to collectively negotiate with their employers, state and local governments.  First responders are vital to the safety of our communities, but many lack…


S. 3985, Emergency Senior Citizens Relief Act of 2010

Summary The Senate will soon vote on whether to begin consideration of the Emergency Senior Citizens Relief Act, S.3985,legislation to provide a one-time $250 benefit to Social Security recipients and veterans, as well as other individuals whose federal benefits depend on the annual Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA).[1]  This payment would be provided in lieu…


H.R. 847, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010

Summary In responding to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, thousands of first responders and other Americans were exposed to toxins and are now in need of treatment and compensation.  H.R.847 builds upon the current World Trade Center (WTC) Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program (MMTP) to provide full medical screening, treatment benefits, and compensation…


Reid Statement On The Passing Of Elizabeth Edwards

Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today following the passing of Elizabeth Edwards: “Elizabeth Edwards devoted her life to fighting for those who needed an advocate, and her presence will be sorely missed.  She inspired millions with her grace and optimism in the face of personal tragedies, using her own…


ICYMI: Liz Cheney Supports DADT Repeal “It’s Time”

Key point: “It’s time,” she said in an interview after the event. Liz Cheney Calls On Senate To Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell As Congress prepares to hold a vote on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Liz Cheney — who had come out in favor of repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell earlier this year — reiterated…


Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, December 07, 2010

At 10:00am there will be a live quorum to begin the Court of Impeachment for the trial of G. Thomas Porteous, Jr. Senators are asked to be on the floor at 10:00am. At 12:30pm, the Senate will proceed to legislative session for a period of morning business with Senator LeMieux recognized to speak for up…