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Day April 7, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, April 07, 2011

Adopted S.Res.136, United States v. Douglas D. Hampton Adopted S.Res.137, a resolution supporting the goals and ideals of take our daughters and sons to work day. Passed H.R.658, as amended with the text of S.223 as a substitute amendment (FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011). Appointed the following conferees: Rockefeller, Boxer, Nelson (FL), Cantwell,…


Reid: Inflexibilidad Filosófica de Republicanos Unico Obstáculo Para Llegar a un Acuerdo

7 de abril de 2011 Washington, DC-El Líder de La Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo la siguiente declaración hoy en el recinto del Senado sobre las negociaciones en torno al presupuesto. A continuación, apartes del discurso tal como fue preparado: “… Tenemos menos de dos días para poner a un lado los juegos políticos,…


Joint Reid, Boehner Statement On Budget Meeting

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner released the following joint statement regarding tonight’s budget meeting at the White House: “We have narrowed the issues, however, we have not yet reached an agreement. We will continue to work through the night to attempt to resolve our remaining differences.”


Republicans Threaten To Shut Down The Government Over Policy Agenda So Extreme That Even Fellow Republicans Are Opposed To It

In Letter, Senator Murkowski Backed Planned Parenthood Funding, Against GOP Cuts. “Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has asked top Senate appropriators to continue providing funding for Planned Parenthood, making her the first GOP senator to publicly oppose funding cuts to the organization that House Republicans want to make. ‘I believe that Planned Parenthood provides vital services…


Reid: This Isn’t The Time To Fight Over Extreme Social Agenda – This Is The Time To Come Together To Keep The Country Running

Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement today regarding ongoing budget negotiations. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “This debate used to be about saving money. That is no longer the case. “The Tea Party is trying to push through its extreme social agenda – issues that have nothing…


Reid: Republican Line In The Sand Over Ideology Is The Only Thing Holding Up An Agreement

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today regarding ongoing budget negotiations. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “We’re now 38 hours away from the deadline.  We have fewer than two days to put politics aside, put the American people first and reach an agreement. “Last night, Speaker Boehner and I…


Republicans’ Budget Would Cut Billions In Benefits For Seniors, Families And Nursing Homes Residents; Would Place Huge Burdens On Already-Stressed State Budgets, Pressuring Governors To Raise Property Taxes

Senate Democrats Release State-By-State Analysis of Impact of Extreme GOP Budget Plan States Would Lose Hundreds of Billions of Dollars in Support For The Elderly, Families, and Those in Nursing Homes – Would Be Forced to Dramatically Raise Taxes or Cut Benefits Protecting Tax Breaks for Oil Companies, Millionaires and Billionaires Should Not Be Prioritized…


Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, April 07, 2011

Following any leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a period of morning business with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each, with the first hour equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees, with the Republicans controlling the first 30 minutes and the Majority controlling the second…