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Month January 2011

Schumer: House Elections Bill Would Allow Uncontrolled Flood Of Special Interest Money Into Our Elections

Washington, D.C. – Senator Charles Schumer, Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee and Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, released the following statement in response to House Republicans passing a bill that would give special interests more influence over our elections: “This is an attempt to finish the job that the Supreme Court…

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Senate Democrats Introduce Legislation Calling For New Safeguards For National Security, American Economy Against Cyber Attack

Washington, DC—Yesterday Senate Democrats introduced a bipartisan bill to stop state actors, criminals and terrorists in cyberspace determined to harm America’s economy and national security by attacking our technology infrastructure. The bill is sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the chairs of seven committees of jurisdiction, Chairs Joe Lieberman, Jay Rockefeller, Carl Levin,…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Following any Leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business until 10:30am with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each, with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. The Republicans will control the first half and the Majority will control the final half.…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Adopted H.Con.Res.10, providing for a joint session of Congress to receive a message from the President. Adopted S.Con.Res3, concurrent resolution honoring the service and sacrifice of Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta, a native of Hiawatha, Iowa, and the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War.

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Reid: We Should Carefully Choose Our Words, But We Can’t Choose Our Own Facts

Washington, DC— Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today to convene the Senate. Below are his remarks as prepared: “In the two weeks we were away from Washington, all of us absorbed a numbing tragedy – the horrific attack in Arizona.  The nation mourned the lost, thanked the heroes and waited anxiously by…

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ICYMI: GOP Budget Cuts Would Put Homeland Security “At Risk,” Mean Longer Waits for Vets, Seniors

Key Point: “Going back to 2006 levels would place homeland security "potentially at risk if this goes through," Thompson said… ‘If imposed across the board, such a cut would mean 42 percent less for health care for veterans; 42 percent less for K-12 education; 42 percent less for protecting the environment; 42 percent less for…

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Reid: Republicans Have A Responsibility To Help Move The Country Forward

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement in reaction to the President Obama’s State of the Union address: “Tonight we heard a blueprint for how to move our country forward by investing in what works and cutting what doesn’t. We heard a vision for keeping America a global economic superpower by out-educating, out-innovating…

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Senate Democrats To Rep. Ryan: Be Honest With America Tonight About GOP Plan To Privatize Social Security

Schumer Says: Ryan ‘Can’t Sweep Roadmap Under The Rug Just Because Spotlight Will Be Shining Brighter Than Usual’ Washington, DC – With Rep. Paul Ryan delivering the Republican response to the State of the Union tonight, Senate Democrats are calling on him to level with Americans about his plan to privatize Social Security and Medicare.…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Following any Leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings. The Senate is in recess until 8:30pm. Senators are asked to gather in the Senate chamber at…

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Reid Spokesman Responds To Positive Economic News, Record Justice Department Recovery Of Taxpayer Funds

Washington, D.C.—Jon Summers, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement on the news that 42 percent of businesses plan to hire in the next six months, nine out of 10 economists are more optimistic for 2011 than they were three months ago and the Justice Department recovered a record $4 billion in…

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