Senate Democrats

September 2011
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Day September 20, 2011

Fact Check: Senator Hatch Wrongly Suggests Aid For Displaced Workers Lacks Bipartisan Support

MOMENTS AGO ON THE FLOOR, SENATOR HATCH CALLED BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE A “MYTH”…   Sen. Hatch Called TAA “Ineffective Program” “Now, if that is the case, I can’t understand why we would expand this ineffective program.” [Floor Remarks, 9/20/11]   Sen Hatch: TAA Has “Always Been” Controversial, “Myth” of Strong Bipartisan Support.…


Reid Heralds the End of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Today marks the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” a discriminatory policy that barred thousands of capable men and women from military service because of their sexual orientation. For nearly two decades,”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” threatened American values of liberty and equality for all, and prevented the Armed Forces from including the best and brightest…


objections to S.1094, the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act

Senator Menendez asked consent the Senate take up and pass Calendar #163, S.1094, the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act. Senator DeMint then objected to Senator Menendez’s request on behalf of himself and others (Senator Coburn spoke of his objections on the floor). Senator Coburn then asked consent the Senate take up and pass S.1094 with a…


Casey and McConnell amendments pending to H.R.2832

The Casey-Brown (OH)-Baucus amendment #633 (Trade Adjustment Assistance) and the McConnell 2nd degree amendment #626 (Trade Promotion Authority) are now pending to H.R.2832, the Generalized System of Preferences Act.


Reid: Democrats Will Do Whatever It Takes To Protect The Middle Class And Seniors

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor marking the end of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and on President Obama’s deficit reduction plan. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Sixty years ago, this nation’s Armed Forces were segregated by race. Thirty-five years ago women weren’t…


Reid Applauds Repeal Of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today after the Pentagon officially ended the policy known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: “Today marks the end of a shameful and counterproductive policy that needlessly destroyed careers and harmed our military readiness. Thousands of qualified men and women who want to serve our…


Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Convenes: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will adopt the motion to…