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Month March 2011

Senators Call On Smartphone Makers To Remove Apps That Help Drunk Drivers Evade Police

Numerous Applications For iPhone, iPad, Android And Blackberry Help Drivers Identify Where Local Police Officers Have Set Up DUI Checkpoints – Allowing Intoxicated Drivers To Avoid Them With More Than 10,000 Americans Dying In Drunk Driving-Related Crashes Each Year, Senators Urge Smartphone Providers To Remove Dangerous Apps From Devices WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Harry…

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With Gas Prices Rising, Senate Democrats Urge Mcconnell, Boehner To Abandon Plans To Gut Oil Speculation Watchdog

With Excessive Oil Speculation Driving Up Gas Prices, Democratic Senators Oppose GOP Efforts To Scale Back Enforcement of Oil Market Manipulation Republican Budget Would Also Decimate Investments In Clean Energy, Making America More Reliant On Oil From Unstable Regions Of The World Democrats Release New Web Video Compilation Of Independent Experts Explaining How Excessive Speculation…

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Schumer: Cantor Speech Shows House GOP Scrambling To Play Catch-Up On Jobs Issue

Ahead of House Majority Leader’s Address at Stanford, Schumer Says House GOP’s Agenda So Far Has ‘Forgotten’ About Small Businesses House Republicans Have Been Too Busy Jamming Social Policy Measures Onto Budget To Do Anything On Jobs WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement Monday in advance of a speech by House…

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Reid Statement On U.S. Military Action In Libya

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today regarding U.S. military action in Libya: “I support the actions taken today by our allies, with the support of several Arab countries, to prevent the tyrant Moammar Qaddafi from perpetrating further atrocities on the people of Libya. And I support the President’s decision to deploy…

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Reid Statement On The Death Of Former Secretary Of State Warren Christopher

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today regarding the death of former Secretary of State Warren Christopher last night at the age of 85: “When Warren Christopher finished out his time as one of the most extensively-traveled diplomats in the history of this country, he said he was pleased to have played…

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GOP Losing Public Support On Budget Debate

In New Polling Out This Week, Public Supports Democrats’ Approach More Than Republicans By Significant Margins, Americans Would Hold GOP Responsible for Gov’t Shutdown Illustrating Republicans’ Bind, The Vast Majority Of Americans Think Shutdown Would Be A Bad Thing While The Tea Party Roots For Shutdown Three new polls out this week brought bad news…

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Reid Statement On Libya

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today regarding the situation in Libya: “Like many Americans, I have watched the atrocities perpetrated by Moammar Qaddafi in horror, and that’s why I am pleased with the resolution passed by the United Nations. It was an important step for the international community to take action…

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Reid Statement On The Economic Impact Of The Recovery Act

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today regarding the announcement by the Council of Economic Advisers that the Recovery Act contributed as much as 3.2 percent to fourth quarter GDP and raised employment by as much as 3.6 million jobs: “The Recovery Act brought our economy back from the brink and put…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, March 17, 2011

Confirmed Executive Calendar #48, Michael Vickers, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. Adopted S.Res.51, a resolution recognizing the 190th anniversary of the independence of Greece and celebrating Greek and American democracy. Adopted S.Res.105, a resolution to condemn the December 19, 2010 elections in Belarus, and to call for the immediate release of all…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00045

On the Nomination: Confirmation Amy Berman Jackson, of the District of Columbia, to be U.S. District JudgeResult: Confirmed (97-0, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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