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Day September 21, 2012

Reid Statement On Governor Romney’s Tax Returns

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Mitt Romney released today one year worth of tax returns, showing he paid a lower tax rate than most middle class Americans: “The information released today reveals that Mitt Romney manipulated one of the only two years of tax returns he’s seen fit to show…


Up to 5 Votes at midnight tonight

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in up to 5 roll call votes beginning at midnight tonight. Those votes will be in relation to the following items:   – Passage of S.3576, A bill to provide limitations on United States assistance (60-vote threshold);   – Passage of S.J.Res.41, A joint resolution expressing the…


Reid: Republicans Have Repeatedly Blocked Bipartisan Bills, And Hurt The Middle Class In The Process

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today about Republican obstructionism in the Senate. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Over the last week, I’ve listened to my Republican colleagues come to the Senate floor to lament how little the Senate has accomplished during the 112th Congress. I…


Republicans: We’ll Be Open To Revenues After Election

WaPo: ‘GOP Retreat On Taxes Likely If Obama Wins’ Senate Tea Party Leader: ‘We Might as Well Cut a Deal’ WaPo: ‘REPUBLICANS SAY THEY’LL RETREAT ON TAXES IF OBAMA WINS’ WaPo: “Senior Republicans say they will be forced to retreat on taxes if President Obama wins a second term in November, clearing the biggest obstacle…


House GOP Heads For Exits, Leaving Farm Bill ‘To Die On Vine’

GOP Lawmakers Take More Hits At Home After Boehner Pulls Plug On Key Priority  BOEHNER OFFICIALLY ‘PUNTS’ ON FARM BILL CNN: House GOP Punts On Farm Bill. “House Republican leaders announced Thursday they will not take action on a new farm bill until after the November elections — a sign of sharp internal GOP divisions on…


Senate Floor Schedule for Friday, September 21, 2012

Convenes: 12:00pm Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. The first hour will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. During Thursday’s session, cloture was filed on H.J.Res.117, the continuing resolution and…