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Day March 29, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Adopted S.Res.114, a resolution honoring Geraldine Ferraro, former United States Representative from New York, and extending the condolences of the Senate on her death. Passed H.R.1079, the Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2011 (provides a short term extension through June 1, 2011).


Reid Spokesman: Serious Proposal Sitting On Reid’s Desk – To Forge Bipartisan Agreement, Republicans Should Come Back To The Table

Washington, D.C. – Jon Summers, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement today regarding stalled budget negotiations, which have been derailed by Republican infighting although Democrats have brought two proposals to cut spending to the table: “Sitting on Senator Reid’s desk right now is a serious proposal that cuts $70 billion in…


In Floor Speech, Schumer Says Tea Party Is Only Hurdle Left To Bipartisan Budget Deal–Urges Speaker Boehner To Abandon Far-Right Fringe And Accept Compromise

House GOP Suddenly Stepped Back From Bipartisan Talks Last Week After Tea Party Anger Over Budding Compromise Boiled Over Schumer Prods Speaker: Path To Compromise Does Not Go Through Tea Party—Only Coalition of GOP Moderates and Democrats Can Avert Shutdown WASHINGTON, DC—In remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged House…


Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Following any leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a period of morning business for one hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the time equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the…