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Month March 2011

With $30 Billion in Cuts on Table, Will House Republicans Take Yes For An Answer?

In early February the House Republican leadership endorsed a budget proposal containing around $30 billion in spending cuts. At the time House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan said that the cuts would “restore sanity to a broken budget process,” and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers called them a “responsible, judicious” way to “significantly reduce spending.”  Rogers even…

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Reid Spokesman: Republicans Who Are Not In The Negotiating Room Should Focus On Jobs, Not Their Job-Killing Spending Plan

Washington, D.C. – Jon Summers, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement today in response to the “purely symbolic” bill House Republicans introduced today: “While our office negotiates with Speaker Boehner’s office, the Republicans who aren’t in the room should work with Democrats to pass bills that create jobs and help struggling…

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Begich Statement On Tea Party Rally Against Bipartisan Budget Negotiations

Senator Urges Speaker Boehner to “Move Beyond Extreme Views of a Few Within His Party” So Compromise Can Be Reached WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senator Mark Begich today released the following statement on tomorrow’s Tea Party rally against a bipartisan deal on a long-term Continuing Resolution: “There is a clear divide between the House Republicans who are…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.493, the Small Business Jobs bill. The following amendments are pending to S.493, SBIR and STTR Reauthorization Act…

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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).

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, March 28, 2011

The Senate confirmed the following nominations: Coast Guard Cal. 69 Brian M. Salerno, to be Vice Admiral Cal. 70 John P. Currier, to be Vice Admiral Cal.71 Robert C. Parker, to be Vice Admiral Cal. 72 Manson K. Brown, to be Vice Admiral And all nominations placed on the Secretary’s Desk in NOAA and the…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00046

On the Nomination: Confirmation Mae A. D’Agostino, of New York, to be U.S. District JudgeResult: Confirmed (88-0, 12 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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