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Day November 6, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Friday, November 06, 2009

Adopted S.Res.343, a resolution to correct the Majority members seniority on the Rules Committee (S.Res.18, original organizing resolution was incorrect) Adopted S.Res.344, Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the tragic shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, on Noember 5, 2009. Confirmed the following nominations: Joseph Pizarchik, to be Director of the Office of Surface Mining…


Reid sobre la Confirmación de Arturo Valenzuela

Washington, D.C.—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hoy hizo la siguiente declaración sobre la confirmación de Arturo Valenzuela como Subsecretario de Estado para Asuntos del Hemisferio Occidental:  “Estoy extremamente complacido de que Arturo Valenzuela pronto va a estar ocupando su posición como diplomático de nuestro hemisferio.  El Sr. Valenzuela tiene una vasta…


Senator Coburn: The Roadblock to Progress

Once again, Senate Republicans are digging through the Senate rule book to find a novel way to obstruct the passage of critical legislation. This time it comes at the expense of our veterans. Republican Senator Tom Coburn has thrown up a roadblock on the Veterans’ Caregiver and Omnibus Health Benefits Bill by using an informal,…


Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, November 06, 2009

Resume consideration of H.R.3082, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations. Pending amendments to H.R.3082: Johnson-Hutchison #2730 (Substitute) Udall (NM) #2737 ($150 million for medical services for homeless veterans) There will be no roll call votes during Friday’s session of the Senate. The next vote is expected to begin around 5:30pm Monday.