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Day December 20, 2010

111th Congress Accomplishments

The 111th Congress “refuses to go quietly.” The past two years in Congress have been some of the most productive in decades. Norman Ornstein, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute said the 111th Congress is “at least on par with the 89th Congress” of 1965-1966. Burdett Loomis, a Congressional scholar at the University of…


Fox Host Shepard Smith Calls Out 17 Republicans For Refusing To Talk About Republican Obstruction Of Health Care For 9/11 Heroes

This afternoon on Fox News, host Shepard Smith called out SEVENTEEN REPUBLICANS for not coming on the air to talk about the 9/11 health bill. In recent days, Smith and other Fox hosts have become vocal critics of Republicans over their obstruction of a bill that would provide health care to heroes who got sick…


ICYMI: “Frustrated” Scowcroft Calls GOP START Opposition “Baffling”

Key point: “It’s baffling to me,” Scowcroft told ABC News. “It doesn’t tie our hands on missile defense,” Scowcroft said of one main criticism, “as the president has already demonstrated; we’re moving ahead on missile defense on Europe.” “There are things in the treaty people don’t like,” he continued, “but right now we have no…


Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, December 20, 2010

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive session and resume consideration of the New START Treaty. The Senate will recess at 1:30pm and reconvene in closed session at 2:00pm in the Old Senate Chamber. Following the closed session, the Senate will reconvene in open session in the Senate chamber. Senators with amendments…