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Day April 8, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Friday, April 08, 2011

Passed H.R.1363, as amended, Continuing Resolution through Friday, April 15, 2011 ($2 billion in cuts).

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Reid: GOP Has A Choice – Keep Last Night’s Agreement To Cut Budget, Or Shut Down Government Over Women’s Health

‘If That Sounds Ridiculous, That’s Because It Is’ Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement today regarding budget negotiations. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Republicans in the House have a very clear choice to make – and not much time to make it. “They can keep their word…

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Senate Republicans Calling On House Republicans Not To Shut Down The Government Over Women’s Health

Sen. Tom Coburn: “My Recommendation To My Friends In The House Is … Why Don’t You Take The Spending And Let’s Get On To The Budget.” Last night, Sen. Tom Coburn told MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan, “The one thing I’ve learned in my years here is there’s one reason to talk about something, if you want…

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Joint Reid, Boehner Statement On Budget Agreement

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner released the following joint statement regarding a budget agreement reached tonight: “We have agreed to an historic amount of cuts for the remainder of this fiscal year, as well as a short-term bridge that will give us time to avoid a shutdown…

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Reid: Tea Party Willing To Throw Women Under The Bus Even If It Means Shutting Down The Government

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement today regarding budget negotiations. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “My wife and I have been married for more than 50 years.  We have one daughter and nine granddaughters.  I love these women. “One day, one of them may need a cancer…

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Who’s really to blame for no budget?

Time to Remind Republicans What Really Happened… Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell: “I am actively working to defeat it [omnibus]…This bill should not go forward.” [The Hill, 12/14/10] ·         2010: Democrats Passed Eleven FY2011 Appropriations Bills Out of Committee. ·         December 14: Democrats combined these appropriations bills into one bipartisan omnibus spending bill that significantly…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, April 08, 2011

Following any leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a period of morning business until 10:30pm for debate only 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 and that any time spent in quorum call be equally…

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