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Day February 15, 2011

Reid Spokesman: Democrats Don’t Need Fiscal Lectures From Republicans Who Turned Surplus To Deficit

Washington, D.C. – Jon Summers, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement regarding the budget: “Democrats don’t need lectures from Republicans on fiscal responsibility.  We turned a deficit into a surplus under President Clinton, and Republicans squandered it right back into a record deficit. When it comes to cutting spending, the question…


Schumer: Republican Plan To Privatize Social Security, Medicare DOA

Washington, DC—Senator Charles E. Schumer made the following statement today regarding Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan to eliminate Social Security and Medicare as we know them: “If Paul Ryan’s Roadmap is any indication, the House Republicans’ idea of entitlement reform will be privatizing Social Security and turning Medicare into a voucher system. Any such plans will…


Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Morning business until 11am with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each therein, with the time equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees. At 11am, the Senate will resume consideration of S.223, FAA Authorization bill. The following amendments are pending to S.223: Wyden #27 (increase test sites for…