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Day March 4, 2011

Schumer: Senate GOP Rejects Up-Or-Down Vote On House Budget, Seem To Agree Proposal Is Too Extreme

Washington, DC—U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement Friday after Senate Republicans strangely blocked an up-or-down vote on the House Republicans’ spending measure. Senate Republicans have been clamoring for a vote on the measure for weeks, only to back off an offer today by Senate Democratic leadership to have a final-passage vote…


Reid: Tough Budget Decision Ahead Must Be Practical, Not Political – Realistic Not Ideological

Republicans’ Irresponsible Proposal Slashes Investments, Cuts Jobs and Sacrifices Security and Education Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on Republicans’ extreme budget proposal. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “When an American family sits at the kitchen table and sorts through its finances, partisan politics don’t figure into the…


Reid: As Economy Continues To Recover, We Must Stay Focused On Creating Jobs

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement regarding the February employment figures released this morning showing that our economy added 192,000 jobs in February while unemployment fell to the lowest rate since April 2009: “Today’s news that unemployment fell and we added nearly two hundred thousand jobs is more proof that as our…


DPCC Releases State-By-State Breakdown Of Jobs Lost Under Extreme Gop Spending Plan

GOP’s Drastic Cuts Would Cost 700,000 U.S. Jobs At A Time When Our Economy Can Least Afford It Analysis Shows Where Irresponsible and Irrational Cuts Would Hit Home Washington, DC—Today the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee released a state-by-state breakdown of the 700,000 jobs that would be lost under Republicans’ extreme spending plan. “At a…


Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, March 04, 2011

Morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. 1:00pm Filing deadline for all first degree amendments to S.23, the America Invents Act There will be no roll call votes during Friday’s session. This afternoon Senator Reid asked unanimous consent that upon disposition of S.23, the America Invents Act, the Senate…