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Reid Statement Following The Supreme Court Hearing Oral Arguments On Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Law

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in the Obama Administration’s lawsuit against Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, SB 1070: “Arizona’s anti-immigrant legislation opens the door to racial profiling and therefore has no place among our nation’s laws. This law goes against…

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Roll Call Vote on Passage of S.1789, the Postal Reform bill

4:29pm The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of S.1789, the Postal Reform bill, as amended; Passed: 62-37

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Background on the “Newt Gingrich/John Edwards” Loophole

The Problem A loophole exists in current law that allows certain wealthy professionals to avoid paying payroll taxes on their earnings, like every other working American has to do. Commonly known as the “Newt Gingrich/John Edwards” loophole, this loophole is used most often by Subchapter S Corporations (“S-corp”) to avoid the Medicare tax on earnings.…

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Roll Call Vote on DeMint amendment #2046

3:52pm The Senate began a roll call vote on DeMint amendment #2046 (unions); Not Agreed to: 46-53

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Roll Call Vote on Casey amendment #2042

3:28pm  The Senate began a roll call vote on Casey amendment #2042 (delivery time); Not Agreed To: 44-54

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Roll Call Vote on Paul amendment #2039

3:08pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Paul amendment #2039 (prohibit collective bargaining); Not Agreed To: 23-76

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Amendments to S.1789, the Postal Reform bill

The following amendments are pending to S.1789, the Postal Reform bill: Lieberman-Collins amendment #2000, as modified (substitute) The following amendments to S.1789 have been considered: Reid amendment #2013 (date change); withdrawn Reid amendment #2014 (date change) to amendment #2013; fell Reid amendment #2015 (date change); withdrawn Reid amendment #2016 (date change) to amendment #2015; fell…

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Roll Call Vote on Paul #2028

2:46pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Paul #2028 (alternative methods pilot program); Not Agreed To: 35-64

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Senator Paul request to consider amendment re: Egypt

Senator Paul asked unanimous consent to call up amendment #2023 (prohibit foreign assistance to Egypt) . Senator Lieberman objected.

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Roll Call Vote on Manchin amendment #2079

2:12pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Manchin amendment #2079 (extend moratorium on closings); Not Agreed To: 43-53

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