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Day May 9, 2012

Senate Floor Wrap up for Wednesday, May 9, 2012

No ROLL CALL VOTES  LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.2224, To require the President to report to Congress on issues related to Syria with Corker-Webb substitute amendment. Adopted H.Con.Res.105, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha. Adopted H.Con.Res.106: a concurrent resolution authorizing the…

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Reid Statement On Marriage Equality

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement today following President Obama’s announcement of support for marriage equality. “My personal belief is that marriage is between a man and a woman. But in a civil society, I believe that people should be able to marry whomever they want, and it’s no…

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Reid: Democrats Will Not Go Back On Tough But Balanced August Budget Deal To Benefit Billionaires, Defense Contractors

Sequester Is a Tough Pill to Swallow, But That Was the Point – Cuts Were Designed to Be Tough Enough to Force Lawmakers to Compromise, Reach a Balanced Deal Fundamentally Skewed Priorities in Republican Budget Would Hand More Tax Breaks to Wealthy at Expense of Middle-Class Families Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke…

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Reid Statement On House Republican Attempts To Undo Last Summer’s Budget Deal

Washington, D.C. –Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after House Republicans initiated attempts to undo last summer’s bipartisan Budget Control Act. “Sequestration is a tough pill to swallow. But that was the point. Those cuts were designed to be tough enough to force lawmakers to compromise. They were designed to be tough enough…

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Motion to Proceed to S.2343, Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012

This morning Senator Reid moved to proceed to S.2343, Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012. The Senate will continue to debate the motion to proceed today with time until 2pm equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.

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Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Convenes: 9:30am Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. It is Majority Leader Reid’s intention to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2343, the Stop Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act upon convening on Wednesday.  We expect to equally divide the first hour between the two Leaders or their…

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