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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, October 4, 2011

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted H.Con.Res.83, Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make a further correction in the enrollment of H.R.2608. Discharged the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee and Passed H.R.771, a bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1081 Elbel Road in Schertz, Texas, as the…


cloture filed on S.1619; filing deadline 1pm Wednesday

During Tuesday’s session of the Senate, Senator Reid filed cloture on S.1619, the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act.  As a result, the filing deadline for all first degree amendments is at 1:00pm on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.  If your Senator has a germane first degree amendment to the bill and would like to preserve…


Economists Agree: China’s Currency Manipulation Contributes To U.S. Jobs Crisis

Greenspan: What China is Doing “Is the Definition of Currency Manipulation.” Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said of China in June, “What they are doing is the definition of currency manipulation.” [Bloomberg, 6/17/11] Reagan Administration Trade Official: “China Engages In Currency Manipulation.” Robert E. Lighthizer, who served as a deputy U.S. Trade Representative in…


Reid: American Workers Don’t Need Special Advantages, Just A Fair Shot

Bipartisan China Currency Bill Would Save 1.6 Million Jobs, Put American Workers on an Even Playing Field Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding bipartisan legislation to end Chinese currency manipulation. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Last night the Senate held an…


Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Convenes: 10:00am 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 Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed…