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Day February 10, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, February 10, 2011

Adopted S.Res.48, a resolution congratulating the Green Bay Packers on winning Super Bowl XLV.

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, February 10, 2011

Following any Leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. We hope to clear the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) legislation on Thursday. Senators should expect the next votes to begin around 5:30pm on Monday, February 14. Those votes could be on…

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The First Jobs Bill of the Year: FAA Reauthorization

The Senate has been debating the first jobs bill of the new Congress this week, a bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration that will create or protect at least 280,000 jobs. “Democrats are focused like a laser on jobs, and we hope Republicans will join us to pass common-sense measures like this bill that…

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Senate Democrats React To Republican Budget Proposals And Infighting

Warned Republicans Not To Hurt Our Economy With Extreme, Ideological Proposals Washington, D.C. – Senators Harry Reid and Charles Schumer called on Republicans to join them in reducing spending by cutting waste and excess, not initiatives that keep our economy growing, and urged House Republicans not to let their infighting cause a government shutdown. “One…

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Border State Senators Urge Feds To Deploy Military-Grade Radar To Combat Increased Airborne Drug Smuggling Across US-Canada Border

Recent Reports Show Incidents of Drug Smuggling Along Northern Border Increasing – Federal Investigation Says Small, Low-Flying Planes Commonly Used Washington, DC— With recent reports showing incidents of drug smuggling along the northern border increasing, U.S. Senators Herb Kohl (D-WI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), Jon Tester (D-MT), Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), and Kirsten…

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Reid On GOP’s Reckless Cuts: ‘You Can Lose A Lot Of Weight By Cutting Off Your Arms And Legs, But No Doctor Would Recommend It’

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Reid: Republicans Block Job Training For American Workers While Defending Government Giveaways For Oil Companies

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement in response to Senate Republicans blocking a reauthorization of the Trade Adjustment Assistance today: “Democrats want to make government more efficient by cutting waste and excess, but Republicans are trying to cut programs that help our economy grow. Today, they blocked a bill that would help…

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