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Day January 27, 2011

Senate Roll Call Vote #00002

On the Resolution: S.Res.28; A resolution to establish as a standing order of the Senate that a Senator publicly disclose a notice of intent to objecting to any measure or matter.Result: Agreed to (92-4, 4 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]


Republicans’ Irresponsible Debt Ceiling Proposal

This week, Sen. Pat Toomey introduced S.163, an irresponsible bill regarding the debt ceiling that he previewed in a Wall Street Journal op-ed last week. In the House, a companion bill is being touted by the Republican Study Committee, the same group of House Republicans that earlier this month proposed draconian budget cuts that would…


Reid Announces Committee Assignments For The 112th Congress

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement on the announcement of committees for the 112th Congress: “This Congress has incredibly important work to do moving our country forward, creating jobs in Nevada and across the nation and strengthening the middle class. I am thankful to all my colleagues in the Senate for the…


Democrats And Republicans Reach Agreement On Rules Package

McConnell Agrees Not to Pursue Constitutional Option “In This or the Next Congress” Washington, DC— Democrats and Republicans reached an agreement on a rules package today that includes a pledge by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell not to use the so-called “constitutional option” to seek to change Senate rules “in this or the next Congress.” “We…


Reid Spokesman: Republicans Moving Ahead With Plan To End Social Security & Medicare

Washington, D.C. – Jon Summers, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement in response to the news that House Republicans are moving forward on a bill the end Medicare as we know it: “Republicans are trying to carry out their plan to end Social Security and Medicare. In public, Republicans are trying…


Reid, McConnell Colloquy On Rules Package

McConnell Agrees Not to Pursue Constitutional Option “In This or the Next Congress” Washington, DC—SenateMajority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell today entered into the following colloquy. Below is the text of the colloquy as prepared for delivery: Senator Reid:  Over the past few months, Democrats and Republicans have had many positive discussions…


Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, January 27, 2011

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of several resolutions relating to changing the Senate rules, en bloc. There will be up to 8 hours for debate equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. The Senate will recess from 1:00 until 2:15pm to allow for the Democratic…