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Day December 21, 2010

Senate Roll Call Vote #00288

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R.3082 With S.Amdt.4885; A bill making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (82-14, 4 members not voting, 3/5…

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Reid Statement On FCC Ruling Regarding Internet Transparency

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today in reaction to today’s ruling by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding how Internet providers deliver services to consumers:   “I commend the FCC for their decision regarding Internet transparency.  The new rules approved by the FCC today preserve the existing open nature of the…

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McConnell And GOP To The American People: “If They Think It’s Bad Now, Wait ‘Til Next Year.”

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What Ever Happened To Supporting Our Heroes?

New Video Shows That In Speeches After 9/11, Republicans Lauded First Responders — But Now That Those Heroes Need Their Help, Republicans Are Nowhere To Be Found @font-face { font-family: “Calibri”; }@font-face { font-family: “Cambria”; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: “Times New Roman”; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }

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ICYMI: Lame-Duck Session Churns Out Surprising Successes

Key point: "I think actually you could make the case that this is the most productive lame duck even without START," said Norm Ornstein, a congressional scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. "If you get food safety through and I think there’s a pretty strong chance they’ll get some version of the 9/11 bill through,…

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Reid: We Are One Step Closer To Keeping Our Country Secure

Washington, DC — Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after the Senate voted 67-28 to invoke cloture on the New START Treaty:   “This treaty will make America safer and restore our leadership in global efforts to stop nuclear proliferation.  I am encouraged that a number of my Republican colleagues have joined…

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Shep Smith Eviscerates Coburn On FOX

SMITH: Again, this is the picture of Senator Tom Coburn, Republican of Oklahoma. He is the man who is vowing to slow this down or block it, so the necessary funding for the illnesses of the first responders who made it to Ground Zero to try to save lives on the day that America changed…

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Pop Quiz: Who Would You Listen To?

 A question from your friends at the Senate Democratic Communications Center: If you were making a major foreign policy decision affecting massive arsenals of nuclear weapons, would you tend to lean towards the position supported by:     OR…?   In supporting ratification of the New START Treaty, Democrats are siding with the cross-party consensus…

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Reid: Republicans Shortchanging Important Priorities, Shirking Duty To Address Budget Challenges

Washington, DC — Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after the Senate voted to pass a Continuing Resolution to temporarily fund the government:   “I am glad we avoided a potential government shutdown and were able to come to a short-term agreement on a Continuing Resolution.  But it is a shame that…

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ICYMI: Giuliani Scolds GOP On 9/11 First-Responders Bill

Key point:  "There are a couple of my friends, who I supported very strongly, who somehow can’t find time to return my call," a bemused Giuliani later added. Giuliani scolds GOP on 9/11 first-responders bill By Michael O’Brien – 12/21/10 10:09 AM ET Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani scolded congressional Republicans, urging them…

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