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Day March 5, 2012

Senate Democrats, Protecting Women’s Access to Health Care

Last week marked a victory for women across the country. By a vote of 51-48, the Senate rejected the extreme Blunt amendment — a Republican proposal that would have severely restricted women’s access to health care. The legislation would have let bosses anywhere deny women access to preventive care for female employees on the basis…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, March 5, 2012

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.2153, a bill to apply the countervailing duty provisions of the Tariff Act of 1930 to nonmarket economies and for other purposes.  When the Senate receives H.R.4105 from the House and if it is identical to S.2153, the Senate will pass H.R.4105 with no amendments. Discharged Foreign…

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Republicans Should Abandon Partisan Gimmicks, Work With Democrats To Create Millions Of American Jobs

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the transportation jobs bill. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Fifty-six years ago, it took President Eisenhower a year to convince Congress – and the country – to make an unprecedented investment in America’s highway system. After…

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Schedule for Monday, March 5, 2012

The Senate will convene at 2:00pm on Monday, March 5. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no roll call votes on Monday, March 5.   On Friday, Senator Reid filed cloture on…

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