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Reid: Bipartisan Ratification Of New START Treaty Keeps America Safe

Washington, DC — Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today following Senate ratification of the New START Treaty:   “This broadly bipartisan ratification sends a clear message to the world: America’s leadership on nuclear nonproliferation is strong and unwavering.  I thank Chairman Kerry and Ranking Member Lugar for leading the open, honest and…

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Reid Spokesman: Senator Coburn Owes 9/11 Heroes An Explanation

Washington, DC—Jon Summers, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement on first responders across the country who are demanding that Senator Coburn explain why he is denying them the care they need. A video of one first responder, T.J Gilmartin, demanding an explanation from Senator Coburn can be viewed here, and a…

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Reid: Democrats Led Effort To Honor The Sacrifices Of Our 9/11 Heroes

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today following Senate passage of legislation to ensure health care for 9/11 heroes: “The patriots who rushed into burning buildings, saved lives and helped us rebuild from the rubble of 9/11 are genuine American heroes.  Today we ensured that those who developed serious or debilitating illness…

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Reid: Repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Makes Our Military Stronger And More United

Washington, DC — Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today in reaction to the President signing the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy into law this morning.  The Senate passed a repeal of the policy this past weekend:   “Today, our military reflects who we are as a nation.  By repealing…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to executive session and resume consideration of the New START Treaty, post-cloture. Time during the adjournment or period of morning business will count post-cloture. We hope that we will be able to yield back some of the post-cloture debate time on the START Treaty. Tomorrow we will…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00297

On the Amendment: Kyl S.Amdt.4893; To provide that the advice and consent of the Senate to ratification of the New START Treaty is subject to an understanding regarding the non-use of covers by the Russian Federation that tend to interfere with Type One inspections and accurate warhead counting, is subject to the United States and…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00296

On the Amendment: Kyl S.Amdt.4860; To require a certification that the President has negotiated a legally binding side agreement with the Russian Federation that the Russian Federation will not deploy a significant number of nuclear-armed sea-launched cruise missiles during the duration of the New START Treaty.Result: Rejected (31-62, 7 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00295

On the Amendment: Wicker S.Amdt.4895; To provide an understanding that provisions adopted in the Bilateral Consultative Commission that affect substantive rights or obligations under the Treaty are those that create new rights or obligations for the United States and must therefore be submitted to the Senate for its advice and consent.Result: Rejected (34-59, 7 members…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Passed H.R.3481, a bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Federal responsibility for stormwater pollution (with Cardin amendment). Passed H.R.5470, a bill to to exclude an external power supply for certain security or life safety alarms and surveillance system components from the application of certain energy efficiency standards under the Energy…

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