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Month August 2011

Reid Statement on News that Private Sector Added 150,000 Jobs in July

Washington, D.C. –Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today in reaction to the news that the U.S. economy added more jobs than forecast in July, with the unemployment rate dropping and the private sector adding 154,000 jobs: “While our economy continues to struggle and millions of Americans remain out of work, it is encouraging…

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Reid: Bipartisan Compromise Will Put 74,000 Americans Back to Work

Washington, D.C. – Senator Reid released the following statement announcing a bipartisan deal to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration and put 74,000 transportation and construction workers back to work: “I am pleased to announce that we have been able to broker a bipartisan compromise between the House and the Senate to put 74,000 transportation and…

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Reid to Boehner: Come Back from Vacation, Put 74,000 Americans Back to Work

A clean extension would keep Americans employed while Congress resolves differences Washington, D.C.– Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent the following letter to House Speaker John Boehner today asking him to pass a clean extension of the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill so more than 74,000 Americans can go back to work. “I stand ready…

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cloture filed on motion to proceed to H.R.1249, Patent Reform

During Tuesday’s session of the Senate, Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.1249, the Patent Reform bill.  By unanimous consent, this cloture vote will occur on Tuesday, September 6th following the roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #109, Bernice Bouie Donald to be US Circuit Judge for the 6th…

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Committee Filing Date for recess

Senate committees will be permitted to file reported legislative and executive matters on Tuesday, August 30th from 10am until 12pm.

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Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, September 6, 2011 (and pro-formas)

The Senate will meet on the following dates and times for pro-forma sessions only with no business conducted: -          Friday, August 5th at 10:00am, -          Tuesday, August 9th at 11:00am, -          Friday, August 12th at 12:00pm, -          Tuesday, August 16th at 11:00am, -          Friday, August 19th at 10:00am, -          Tuesday, August 23rd at 2:30pm, -         …

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Adopted H.Con.Res.70, correcting the enrollment of S.365, which is a title amendment. Passed S.710, Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act Passed S.1302, a bill to authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in Tracy, California, to the City of Tracy. Discharged Judiciary and adopted S.Res.104, designating September 2011 as…

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Reid Spokesman: Republicans Should Stop Their Reckless Games With Airline Safety

Washington, D.C. – Adam Jentleson, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, issued the following statement today about Republicans’ reckless games with airline safety. “Four thousand air travel employees are out of work and safety inspectors are working without pay because Republicans are playing reckless games with airline safety. Republicans are trying to jam through a…

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Reid: Senate Bipartisan Compromise Puts The Nation On Track To Fiscal Stability

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today after the Senate approved by a solid bipartisan margin, and sent to the President, the Budget Control Act of 2011. The bill raises the debt ceiling, protects the full faith and credit of the United States, and reduces the budget deficit: “This lengthy…

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objections to FAA

During Tuesday’s session of the Senate, Senator Boxer asked unanimous consent that the Senate pass H.R.2553, the FAA extension with a Rockefeller-Hutchison substitute amendment (which is a clean extension of the program).  Senator Coburn then objected to the request. Senator Coburn then asked unanimous consent the Senate pass H.R.2553 (as passed by the House which…

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