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Day June 20, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap up Monday, June 20, 2011

Discharged Judiciary and Adopted S.Res.141, a resolution recognizing the efforts and accomplishments of the GOD’S CHILD Project and congratulating the GOD’S CHILD Project on its 20th anniversary with a Conrad amendment to the preamble and a Conrad amendment to the resolution. Discharged Judiciary and Adopted S.Res.211, a resolution observing the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence…


Senators Decry Supreme Court Ruling In Gender Discrimination Suit Against Wal-Mart

Senators Murray, Mikulski: We Must Continue to Fight to Close the Gender Wage Gap Washington, DC— U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) today released the following statements regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the gender discrimination suit against Wal-Mart.  The senators called the current gender wage gap “unacceptable” and vowed to…


Reid: Americans Wait While Republicans Stall Another Jobs Bill

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Republican attempts to block the Economic Development Administration reauthorization. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: This Congress convened in January with a single mandate from the American people: create jobs. And so Democrats have brought to the Senate…


Filing Deadline at 3:30pm Monday, June 20, 2011

The filing deadline for first degree amendments to S.782, the Economic Development Act is at 3:30pm on Monday, June 20th. If your Senator has a germane first degree amendment and would like to preserve his or her right to offer, please send a signed copy of the amendment to the cloakroom prior to the deadline.  If…


Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, June 20, 2011

Convenes 2:00pm Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. The filing deadline for first degree amendments to S.782, the Economic Development Act is at 3:30pm on Monday. There will be no roll call votes…


Putting Seniors At Risk, Republican Budget Will Force More Than 7 Million Seniors To Pay More For Cancer Prevention And Treatment Starting Next Year

The Republican budget reflects upside-down priorities – it protects tax breaks for those at the top, but forces seniors to pay more for cancer prevention and treatment starting next year, including cancer medications and screenings like mammograms and colonoscopies.  Since passing their reckless budget, Republicans nationwide have continued to make the false claim that their…