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Day July 27, 2011

CBO: Senate Plan Cuts Debt by $1.3T More Than Boehner Plan

Today, the Senate bill to prevent a default received another boost when Congress’s official scorekeeper confirmed it will save $1.3 trillion more than the Boehner bill. And in the first year alone, the Senate plan would reduce the deficit by $30 billion, compared to the $1 billion Boehner’s plan would cut. CBO has also affirmed:…


It’s Official: Senate Plan Cuts Budget Deficits By $1.3 Trillion More Than Boehner Plan

Politico: ‘In Battle of Budget Scores, Senate Plan Is Clear Winner Over Boehner Plan’ The Senate plan received a major boost this morning when Congress’ official scorekeeper confirmed that the plan’s first draft cuts budget deficits more than the Boehner plan. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the Senate draft bill achieves $1.3 trillion more…


Locke confirmed to be Ambassador to China by unanimous consent

By unanimous consent, the Senate confirmed Gary Locke, of Washington, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the People’s Republic of China.


morning business until 2:00pm

The Senate is in a period of morning business until 2:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.


Reid: Economy Cannot Bear This Uncertainty Any Longer, Has Demanded A Long-Term Solution

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the default crisis. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Today our Republican colleagues in the House planned to vote on a bill to lift the debt ceiling for a few months before plunging this nation and…


Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Convenes: 9:30am The Senate will convene at 9:30am on Wednesday, July 27, 2011.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business for one hour 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 with the…