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Members Of Congress Must Play By The Same Rules As Everyone Else

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor on the President’s recess appointment of Richard Cordray and the STOCK Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Americans believe Congress is broken. And it’s no mystery why. Political divisions in this chamber are so great they often…

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5:30pm cloture vote with respect to S.2038

At approximately 5:30pm the Senate will conduct a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2038, the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act.

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, January 30, 2012

Convenes: 2pm Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:30pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At 4:30pm, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #301, S.2038, the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act with…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, January 26, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      On the McConnell motion to proceed to H.J.Res.98, a joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the President’s exercise of authority to increase the debt limit; Not Agreed to: 44-52   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.3800, Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2012 (through February 17, 2012). Passed S.3801, Ultralight Aircraft Smuggling…

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Cloture Filed on the Motion to Proceed to S.2038, the STOCK Act

During Thursday’s session of the Senate, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to Calendar #301, S.2038, the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act. By unanimous consent, the roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2038 will be at 5:30pm on Monday, January 30, 2012.

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Roll Call Vote on McConnell motion to proceed to H.J.Res.98

11:57am The Senate began a roll call vote on the McConnell motion to proceed to H.J.Res.98, a joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the President’s exercise of authority to increase the debt limit; Not Agreed to: 44-52

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In An Economy Built To Last, Both Prosperity And Responsibility Are Shared By All

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor on rebuilding America’s economy through economic fairness.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: In 1946, President Harry Truman delivered his first State of the Union message. It was the first since the end of World War II. The…

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12:00 noon Roll Call Vote on motion to proceed to H.J.Res.98, resolution of disapproval re: debt limit

At 9:55am, the Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to H.J.Res.98, a joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the President’s exercise of authority to increase the debt limit, with the time until 12 noon equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. At 12:00 noon, the Senate will proceed…

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“Ending Medicare As We Know It” – Part II

After previous failed attempts, Republicans are committed to doubling down on their efforts to “end Medicare as we know it.” Yesterday, House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan “promised that House Republicans will stick with his plan to fundamentally recast Medicare as a premium-support system.” Over the weekend, he emphasized, “We’re not backing off on the kinds…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, January 26, 2012

Convenes: 9:30am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will begin consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #294, H.J.Res.98, a joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the President’s exercise of authority to increase the debt limit with the time until 12:00pm equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. At…

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