Senate Democrats

October 2011
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Day October 5, 2011

Reid Statement On The Passing Of Civil Rights Figure Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Sen. Harry Reid issued the following statement after learning about the death of civil rights activist Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, a leading figure in the fight against segregation in Birmingham, Alabama and a key ally of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Today our nation lost a man whose name was synonymous with courage…


Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Adopted S.Res.287, designating October 2011 as “Filipino American History Month”.


Americans Across The Spectrum Agree It Is Time For Millionaires To Pay Their Fair Share

AMERICA: CBS News Poll:  64 percent of Americans support raising taxes on millionaires. [CBS News, 10/3/11] CNN Poll: 63 percent of Americans support raising taxes on millionaires. [CNN, 9/19/11] INDEPENDENTS: ABC News Washington Post Poll:  75 percent of independents support raising taxes millionaires. [ABC News/Washington Post, 10/5/11] CBS News Poll: 65 percent of independents support…


Reid: Congress Has No Greater Responsibility Than Putting Americans Back To Work

Americans Agree It Is Fair To Ask Millionaires and Billionaires To Pay Fair Share Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the American Jobs Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Franklin Roosevelt said that no man can truly be free without economic…


First Degree Filing Deadline 1:00pm today

Tuesday evening, cloture was filed on S.1619, the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act.  As a result, the filing deadline for first degree amendments to the bill is 1:00pm today, Wednesday, October 05, 2011.  If your Senator has a germane first degree amendment and would like to preserve his or her right to offer, please…


Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, October 5, 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 and the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1619, the Currency Exchange…