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Month February 2011

Reid Statement On Boehner’s Threat To Shut Down The Government Without Any Negotiation

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today in response to Speaker Boehner’s announcement that he refuses to negotiate on even a short-term funding measure to keep the government from shutting down: “I am disappointed that Speaker Boehner doesn’t believe he has the votes to avoid a government shutdown, unless his…

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Reid: Aviation Jobs Bill Is A Down Payment On Democrats’ Jobs Agenda

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on today’s passage of the Aviation Jobs Bill: “The Aviation Jobs Bill is a good example of what we can accomplish when Democrats and Republicans work together. This bipartisan bill, which will create or save 280,000 jobs, is a downpayment on the jobs agenda Senate Democrats announced…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, February 17, 2011

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.223, FAA Authorization. There will be 2 hours for debate equally divided and controlled between the proponents and opponents prior to a cloture vote on the Inhofe amendment #7, as modified. Senators should expect the cloture vote on the Inhofe amendment to begin around 12:10pm.…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Baucus amendment #75, as further modified (Finance title) Adopted S.Con.Res.6, a concurrent resolution commending the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on the occasion of its 102nd anniversary.

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Senate Democrats Roll Out Agenda For Winning The Future By Cutting Spending, Creating High-Paying Jobs And Keeping America Competitive

Agenda Focuses on Creating the High-Paying Jobs of the Future by Making Sure The Industries of Tomorrow Take Root In America Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic leaders unveiled a detailed plan to create jobs, promote growth and help America win the future by making smart investments in education, innovation and infrastructure while cutting spending to live within…

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How It’s Playing: Senate Democrats Launch Winning The Future Agenda

Today, Senate Democrats launched a plan to win the future by out-innovating, out-building and out-educating the competition while cutting spending to live within our means. In contrast, Republicans are pushing extreme measures that  would eliminate more than 300,000 private-sector jobs, fire 65,000 teachers – and threatening to shut down the government if they don’t get…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Following any Leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business until 11:00am with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each and the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. At 11:00am, the Senate will resume consideration of S.223, the FAA Authorization bill. As a…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Agreed to Blunt amendment #5, as modified (private screening company) Agreed to Reid #55 (Convey federal land to Mesquite, NV)

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00019

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.514 As Amended; A bill to extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 and Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 relating to access to business records, individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers, and roving wiretaps until December 8, 2011.Result: Passed (86-12,…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00018

On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 21: Motion to Table Paul S.Amdt.21; To reduce the total amount authorized to be appropriated for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal year 2011 to the total amount authorized to be appropriated for the Administration for fiscal year 2008.Result: Agreed to (51-47, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click…

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