Senate Democrats

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Day June 19, 2013

Senator Toomey objects to going to conference on the Budget resolution

Senate Democrats have come to the floor 14 times since the Senate passed the concurrent resolution on the budget and asked consent to move to bipartisan budget negotiations with the House. Each time a Republican has objected to going to conference.   This afternoon Senator Murray asked unanimous consent (the 14th time) the Senate proceed…


Reid: “The District Deserves Statehood and Congress Should Act to Grant It”

  Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke at the dedication of the District of Columbia’s statue of Frederick Douglass in Emancipation Hall. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: A decade after President Abraham Lincoln’s death, Frederick Douglass spoke in praise of the Great Emancipator. This is what he said: “The hard condition of…


Reid Remarks on Immigration Reform

  “The alternative to earned citizenship – deporting 11 million people or forcing them to stay in the shadows – is neither practical nor humane… And not only is mass deportation impractical – not to mention cruel – it is the wrong approach for our economy.” “Immigration reform that includes a roadmap to citizenship will…


Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business for one hour with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity,…