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Day December 9, 2010

Background on the Benefits of H.R. 5470

In the coming days, the Senate may consider H.R.4451, the legislative vehicle for passing the Implementation of National Consensus Appliance Agreements Act.  This legislation is the product of negotiations between the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, manufacturers, energy efficiency advocates, and consumer groups.  The provisions included in this bill were originally included in S.1462…


Reid Presenta Proyecto de Ley Para Recortarle Impuestos a la Clase Media, Crear Trabajos

Washington, DC – El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hoy presentó el proyecto de Alivio de Impuestos, Re-Autorización del Seguro de Desempleo, y Generación de Empleos del 2010. Este proyecto de ley le rebajará la carga tributaria a la clase media y a las pequeñas empresas y generará empleos. El Sen. Reid…


Statement From The Majority Leader And Assistant Majority Leader On The DREAM Act

Washington, DC – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement today on the DREAM Act:   “Yesterday the House passed a strong, bipartisan version of the DREAM Act – a narrowly-tailored bill that would allow a select group of immigrant students with great potential…


Reid Introduces Bill To Cut Middle-Class Taxes, Create Jobs

Washington, DC – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid introduced The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 earlier this evening, a bill to cut taxes for middle-class families and small businesses and create jobs.   The following is a statement from Senator Reid on the measure:   “Middle-class families and small…


ICYMI: Sen. Nunn Supports DADT Repeal

Key Point: “Seventeen years after leading the fight in Congress against gays in the military, former Democratic Sen. Sam Nunn says he thinks gays could serve openly without damaging the armed forces’ ability to fight. In an interview this week, Nunn told The Associated Press that the law known as "don’t ask, don’t tell" should…


Reid: Republicans Should Stop Hiding Behind Process And Support Our Troops Including Repeal Of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor this afternoon as Republicans continue to play political games with critical national security needs and ignore the advice of our military leaders, who are urging Congress to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:…


Reid: Republicans Putting CEOs Ahead Of 9/11 Heroes Speaks Volumes About Their Priorities

Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after Senate Republicans blocked passage of a bill to provide adequate health care to first responders who developed illnesses responding to 9/11:   “Republicans denied adequate health care to the heroes who developed illnesses from rushing into burning buildings on 9/11. Yet they…


Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, December 09, 2010

Following any Leader remarks, Senator Durbin will be recognized to speak for up to 10 minutes. Following his remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.3992, the DREAM Act, with the time until 11:00am equally divided and controlled between the Leaders or their designees. At 11:00am, the Senate will proceed to a series of at…