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Day February 1, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Passed S.188, a bill to designate the United States courthouse under construction at 98 West First Street, Yuma, Arizona, as the “John M. Roll United States Courthouse”.

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Stabenow Introduces Amendment To Cut Red Tape For Small Businesses

Amendment to FAA Bill Is Fully Paid Could Receive Vote as Early As Tomorrow Washington, D.C. – Today Sen. Debbie Stabenow introduced an amendment to repeal the so-called “1099” reporting requirement that was enacted under the federal health care law. Stabenow’s measure, which could receive a vote as soon as tomorrow, is fully paid for,…

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How It’s Playing: Democrats Introduce First Jobs Bill Of The New Congress

As Republicans continue to focus on the past and fight pointless political battles, Senate Democrats are introducing common-sense legislation that will create or protect 280,000 jobs while modernizing our air travel infrastructure. The airline industry accounts for nearly 11 million American jobs, and the FAA Reauthorization Act provides the industry with the resources it needs…

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Reid Statement On Black History Month

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the first day of Black History Month: “This month we recognize the immense contributions African-Americans have made to this country – from innovations in science and technology to accomplishments in the arts and culture to improvements in all of our communities. “As we celebrate our…

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Senate Demcrats: FAA Bill Will Protect Consumers, Reduce Flight Delays That Cost Passengers An Estimated $16 Billion A Year

More Than 1 Million Flights – 1 in 5 Commercial Flights – Were Delayed Last Year Washington, D.C. – At a press conference today, Senate Democrats and the president of the U.S. Travel Association discussed how Democrats’ first jobs bill of the new Congress will also reduce delays and protect consumers.??The FAA Reauthorization measure will…

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Reid: Democrats Focused On Creating Jobs, Not Taking Away Patients’ Rights

Washington, DC— Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the first jobs bill of the 112th Congress and health care reform. Below are his remarks as prepared: “A lot of people are talking this morning about the opinion a judge in Florida wrote about the health reform law.  “I want to talk…

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Senate Democrats Urge Top Republicans On House Spending Panels To Reject Paul’s Call To End Foreign Aid To Israel

Senators: A Stable Israel is Vital to Our National Security; Eliminating Aid Could Put U.S. at Risk WASHINGTON, DC—Today, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Robert Casey (D-PA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) called on the top Republicans on the House Appropriations and Budget Committees…

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Reid: Republicans Should Stop Trying To Take Benefits Away From Americans, Start Working With Democrats To Create Jobs

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today regarding Republicans’ plan to introduce an amendment repealing health care reform to the FAA Reauthorization bill: “It’s beyond me why Republicans are obsessed with fighting past battles when Americans say they want Congress focused on creating jobs. Instead they are focused on protecting big insurance…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, February 01, 2011

There will be a period of Morning Business until 12:30pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings. At 2:15pm the Senate will proceed to the consideration of S.223, FAA Authorization. The following amendments are pending…

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