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Day February 4, 2011

Senators: Slashing FAA Budget To 2008 Levels Will Prevent Upgrade Of Nation’s Decades-Old Air Transportation System, Adding Estimated 200,000 Flights Delays A Year

Proposed Amendment To FAA Reauthorization Bill Would Dramatically Cut Funding of FAA And Prevent Implementation of NextGen Air Traffic Control System Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Charles Schumer (D-NY),  Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today released a letter to Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Minority Leader…


Reid: As Economy Continues To Recover We Must Stay Focused On Creating Jobs, Not Extreme Political Stunts

Bloomberg:”The U.S. jobless rate unexpectedly fell in January to the lowest level since April 2009″ Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement regarding the January employment figures released this morning showing the unemployment rate fell to its lowest rate since April 2009: “Today’s news that unemployment fell nearly half a percent is an…


ICYMI: Sessions Wants To “Raise Taxes Somewhere Else” To Pay For Cuts For Corporations — Where?

If  Sen. Sessions wants to “raise taxes somewhere else” to pay for giveaways to big corporations, the question is: whose taxes does Sen. Sessions want to raise? Jeff Sessions: Lower Corporate Tax Rates Even If We Raise Taxes Elsewhere (VIDEO) WASHINGTON — Among the longtime cornerstones of Republican economic policy is the argument that the…


Reid Spokesman: Republicans Should Stop Trying To Deceive The American People And Admit They Are Willing To Shut Down The Government, Just Like In 1995

Washington, D.C. – Jon Summers, spokesperson for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement in response to Republican attempts to deceive the American people about their willingness to shut down the government, just like they did in 1995: “Republicans should stop trying to deceive the American people, and be straightforward about their willingness to…


VIDEO: Dems To McConnell: What About All Those Republicans Talking About A Government Shutdown?

Key point: “Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says the only people talking about shutting down the government are a handful of Democrats. So, Dems are asking, what about all those Republicans who’ve threatened a shutdown?” Dems To McConnell: What About All Those Republicans Talking About A Government Shutdown! (VIDEO) Brian Beutler | February 4, 2011,…


Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, February 04, 2011

Following any Leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no roll call votes during Friday’s session of the Senate. By unanimous consent, the Senate locked in the agreement outlined below with respect to Executive nominations. As a result…