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Day May 16, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, May 16, 2011

Passed S.349, A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4865 Tallmadge Road in Rootstown, Ohio, as the “Marine Sgt. Jeremy E. Murray Post Office”. Passed S.655, A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 95 Dogwood Street in Cary, Mississippi, as the…


Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, May 16, 2011

Following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business for debate only until 5pm with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no roll call votes on Monday. The Senate has reached the following agreement with respect to the Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act and the…


How It’s Playing: Editorial Boards Across The Country Slam Republicans For Protecting Taxpayer-Funded Giveaways To Big Oil, Instead Of Using The Money To Pay Down The Deficit

Local Editorial Boards Not Buying Spin From Republicans And Oil Company CEOs Lakeland, Florida Editorial: “Speaker Boehner Had It Right The First Time When He Said Big Oil Companies Don’t Need Those Tax Breaks” Wall Street Journal Editorial: “Maybe Mr. Mulva Should Work On Being A Better American” Philadelphia Daily News: We Should Cut The…


Reid Statement On Tomorrow’s 57th Anniversary Of Brown vs. Board Of Education Decision

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on tomorrow’s 57th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision, which struck down racial segregation in public schools: “The Brown vs. Board of Education decision was a major step toward education equality in America, and launched a Civil Rights movement that changed the face…


Reid: Honoring Obligations And Ending Giveaways To Big Oil Companies To Reduce Deficit Will Strengthen Economy

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the U.S. debt limit, and on repealing wasteful subsidies for big oil companies. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Imagine there’s a choice Congress has to make.  We’re standing before two doors, and have to pick one.  Behind…