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Day December 17, 2010

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Friday, December 17, 2010

Passed S.1481, Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2009. Passed H.R.4973, National Wildlife Refuge Volunteer Improvement Act of 2010. Passed H.R.5901, Real Estate Jobs and Investment Act of 2010 (with Baucus substitute and title amendments) Passed H.R.5116, COMPETE Act (with Hutchison substitute) Passed H.J.Res.105, Continuing Appropriations (extends to December 21, 2010) Confirmed Susan Nelson,…


S. 3992, Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (Dream) Act

Summary There are hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the United States by their family at an early age and remain undocumented.   For most, the United States is the only country they have ever known.  Many of these individuals are at risk of being punished because they do not have the proper…


H.R. 2965, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010

Summary H.R.2965, theDon’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 would put in place a process to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law prohibiting homosexuals from serving openly in the armed services by striking Section 654 of Title 10 of the United States Code (USC), and allow the Secretary of Defense to manage implementation…


VIDEO: Kerry to Republicans: If You Want Amendments, Offer Them Already

Key point: “Kerry has made clear that Senate Democrats are ready to vote for the treaty and to vote on amendments. He has repeatedly asked for Republican Senators to come forward and offer amendments. Here is a snapshot of Senator Kerry throughout the day yesterday asking Republicans to bring forth their amendments and growing increasingly…


Reid: Bipartisan Bill Bolsters America’s Position As Global Innovation Leader

Washington, D.C.— Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement regarding Senate passage of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act, legislation that invests in research and technology and strengthens math and science education:   “To remain the leader in global innovation, we need to make wise investments in science, technology, engineering and math.  Today, we took…


Reid Calls For Passage Of Land, Water And Wildlife Bill

Washington, DC – Today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid introduced the America’s Great Outdoors Act of 2010, a package of more than 110 individual bills aimed at improving and protecting our country’s public lands, waterways, ocean resources and critical wildlife populations.  This bipartisan package of bills was assembled from legislation considered by the Senate Energy…


Republicans Got Caught With Their Hands In The Cookie Jar

Make no mistake about what happened last night: Republicans’ hypocrisy on earmarks caught up with them. Republicans got caught with their hands in the cookie jar, requesting billions of dollarsin earmarks in private, while publically critizing the bill. Once again, Republican leaderschose to play politics instead of doing one of the jobs they were sent…


Reid: Tax Relief Bill Creates Jobs, Boosts Nevada’s Middle Class

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the tax relief legislation that President Barack Obama signed into law today: “While this bill is not perfect, it will strengthen our economy by creating jobs and providing relief to Nevada’s families, small businesses and unemployed.  The tax relief package not only prevents…


Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, December 17, 2010

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the New START Treaty. The treaty will be open to amendments tomorrow. Senators are encouraged to come to the floor to offer and debate their amendments. Roll call votes are possible to occur throughout the day. As a reminder, Senator Reid filed cloture on the…