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Month January 2012

Roll Call Vote on Gerrard Nomination

5:31pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of John Gerrard, of NE, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska

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Cloture on MTP to S.968 vitiated; Roll Call Vote at 5:30pm

By unanimous consent, the cloture motion with respect to the motion to proceed to S.968, Protect IP Act, was vitiated. As a reminder, at 5:30pm today, Monday, January 23 the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of John Gerard, of Nebraska, to be United States District Judge for…

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Republicans And Democrats Must Seek Common Ground To Improve Economy, Create Jobs

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding economic growth. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: I was saddened to hear that Senator Mark Kirk suffered a stroke over the weekend. He had surgery this morning, and doctors say he will recover. Senator Kirk is…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, January 23, 2012

Convenes: 2pm Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business until 4:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Calendar #438, John M. Gerrard, of Nebraska, to be United States District Judge for the District…

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Reid Statement On Resolution Of Obstacles To FAA Agreement

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today: “I am pleased that we were able to resolve the major obstacles to an agreement in a manner that protects American workers, and clears the way for a long-term extension of the Federal Aviation Administration. While some issues remain, there is no reason…

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Reid Statement On Intellectual Property Bill

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today on the Senate’s PROTECT I.P. Act: “In light of recent events, I have decided to postpone Tuesday’s vote on the PROTECT I.P. Act. “There is no reason that the legitimate issues raised by many about this bill cannot be resolved. Counterfeiting and piracy…

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Reid Statement On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement today honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Today we remember Dr. King, a great American leader who worked tirelessly for a better world and a just nation. He fought with all his might to change the status quo, to prove we could become a…

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Reid Statement On Resignation Of White House Chief Of Staff Bill Daley, Appointment Of Jack Lew As Replacement

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement on the resignation of White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley and the appointment of Budget Director Jack Lew as his successor: “I applaud President Obama’s selection of Jack Lew as the new White House Chief of Staff. Jack is a consummate professional with…

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Reid Statement On December Employment Figures

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement on December’s stronger than expected unemployment figures. According to the Department of Labor, the U.S. economy added 200,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate dropped from 8.7 percent to 8.5 percent. “Creating jobs must continue to be Congress’ top priority. While the economy…

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Schumer Statement On Cordray

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, a leading advocate for an independent consumer protection agency, released the following statement regarding President Obama’s decision to appoint Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: “The Senate minority’s attempt to defang the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by depriving it of leadership is unprecedented, hurts…

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