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Day January 5, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Adopted S.Res.1, a resolution notifying the President that a quorum of each House has assembled. Adopted S.Res.2, a resolution notifying the House that a quorum of the Senate has assembled. Adopted S.Res.3, a resolution fixing the daily meeting of the Senate. Adopted S.Res.4, a resolution commemorating Senator Mikulski as the longest serving female senator. Adopted…


Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Following the presentation of the certificates of election and the swearing in of elected members, there will be a required live quorum. All senators are asked to report to the floor at that time. The Senate is in a period of morning business. Following the remarks of Senator Harkin (up to 45 minutes) and 45…


ICYMI: GOP House Member Says He Doesn’t Need To Opt Out Of Congressional Health Plan Because He’s On Medicare

Key point: “[O]f the eighty-plus incoming Republican congressmen, all of whom ran campaigns railing against the Affordable Care Act, and the hundreds of incumbent GOP lawmakers, ThinkProgress has been able to identify only five who are willing to put their money where their mouth is and turn down government health care for themselves.” GOP House Member…


Republicans’ Rough First Day

Let’s recap: on the first day of the new Congress, Republicans were slammed by the Tea Party for backing off their promise to cut spending, called out for accepting the same health care they criticize, and  exposed for partying with lobbyists at a $2,500-per-person fundraiser at an exclusive Washington hotel. All this while Republicans continue to plan to reopen the donut hole for seniors, raise taxes…


Reid Spokesman: Democrats, Republicans Must Work Together To Create Jobs

Washington, DC—Jon Summers, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement in response to reports that Republicans are reducing extreme cuts to important programs in response to public pressure: "This is the perfect example of the importance of working together to address the challenges facing our country, rather than focusing on blind ideology…


ICYMI: Reid: In 112th Congress, Democrats Hope Republicans Will Join Us To Find Common-Sense Solutions

Key point: "In the new Congress, Democrats will find pragmatic ways to solve the problems facing our country and to revive the economic growth and innovation that have made America the global leader it is today. We will continue to reach out to Republicans as partners in problem solving — in the hope that they…


Reid: 112th Congress Should Work Together To Create Jobs And Help Middle-Class Families

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor this afternoon at the opening of the 112th Congress. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Happy new year, and happy new year to all my colleagues – those returning to the Senate and those taking office today for the first…