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September 3, 2015

Reid Warns of Weekend Work in September (Video)

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Reid warned senators to prepare for weekend work. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is warning of a whirlwind September schedule that will feature a slew of do-over votes on Democratic campaign priorities.

“I want everyone to know what’s going to happen when we come back. Following the August recess, we’re going to convene on Sept. 8, and we’re going to be here for one week, two weeks and two days. Sept. 23 is our target date to adjourn until after the election,” the Nevada Democrat said when opening the Senate floor Thursday for the last expected session day before the August break.

Finishing on Sept. 23 would allow the Senate to depart before Rosh Hashanah.

Reid previewed the September schedule, including a number of votes on issues ranging from student loans to contraception coverage for women that the Senate has already considered and fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance. Reid voted against those measures for procedural reasons to set up September’s gambit. The rules allow him to quickly call for re-votes because he was on the prevailing side.

“There’ll be no weekends off. There’s only two weekends until we go home, and everyone should not plan things on those weekends,” Reid said. “Fridays, Saturdays, Sunday we need to be here.”

Reid also reaffirmed that the Senate would act in September on a constitutional amendment to upend Citizens United.  It isn’t all campaign fodder, though. Congress must send President Barack Obama some kind of spending bill to prevent a repeat of 2013’s government shutdown.

Other items that Reid said he will seek to move in September include the annual defense policy bill, a stopgap extension of the Internet tax freedom law and a reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.

“We need to find a way forward on this. The no-government crowd in the House of Representatives and a few over here have made this very difficult to do, and it’s so important to the economic stability of our country,” Reid said of the Export-Import Bank bill. “It would be a shame if we weren’t able to renew this. It expires at the end of September.”

Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., and his committee ranking member James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., came to the floor Wednesday evening to prod their colleagues to file amendments before the onset of August recess in order to allow staff to process them over the next few weeks and ensuring the measure can be ready when the Senate returns.

“We can’t push everything back to the so-called lame duck,” Reid said.

 

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  1. Layla

    July 31, 2014
    12:55 p.m.

    Our borders are wide open at the moment and our national security is being seriously compromised. NO AUGUST RECESS until our borders are secured.

    Long past time to vote Congress out.

    • James Smith

      Aug. 2, 2014
      4:53 p.m.

      It’s a long time passed to arrest every single one of those 545 blatant blazing treasonous traitors plus many other new world order communist trash.

  2. YONATAN C

    Aug. 1, 2014
    1:06 a.m.

    The Republican senate has been a disaster for our country and people. They have failed to agree on almost all proposals and bills that would have benefited woman, the poor, minorities, gay community, and the unemployed. While they worked feverously on behalf of big business and special interest groups, they failed the more than three million unemployed families without unemployment benefits since late last December. These millions of families have fallen into financial ruin and deep poverty over the past seven months. The republicans have proven not care about these groups, especially the three million of these unemployed families. While they vote for foreign aid and corporate welfare, these families are still suffering WITHOUT an extension bill that would help them climb out of the financial ruin that the republicans lack of action had caused them to fall into by not passing the unemployment retro extension bill.

    • dusel1

      Aug. 2, 2014
      5:13 p.m.

      Name one poor disadvantaged democ-rat in Congress.

  3. ga48

    Aug. 1, 2014
    2:01 a.m.

    Yonaton you seem confused. The Senate is controlled with an iron fist by Harry Reid and 55 Democrats, and has been for years. Harry went four years without passing a budget. Families have fallen into financial ruin because of the Democrat orchestrated housing crash, and by the left’s war on small business. It is Yonaton isn’t it, or is it really you Harry.

  4. James Smith

    Aug. 2, 2014
    4:44 p.m.

    My fellow patriots American’s what do you think of this? I partially quote the
    bush crime family aspirations of the new world order where Mr., a serious
    sociopathic freak of nature bush senior said; it’s a big idea, the “dumbass” new
    world order. Their objectives were to bring to fruition and usher in that one
    world communist u.n. centralized governement. It appears to be an elaborate
    sophisticate devious criminal plan, where israel has conflicts with there
    neighbors and maybe even those conflicts were calculated and choreographed on
    purpose?

    The bush’s created a serious need for the dual citizen American
    jews to chum up and cooperate where they would collaborated in that 9/11 mass murder of more than 3000 American citizens? And all of congress is and was complicit so they could get that cooperation. But the whole charade was a ploy to usher in the main nefarious scheme; one world communist government where all 545 plus many others top politicians were complicit and criminally collaborating in what they thought would help defend their own country and
    homeland?

    9/11 was perpetrating so poorly that it would most certainly be
    exposed and the ones truly responsible would now have to defend and cover up their crimes and make sure someone was placed in the white house to create as many scandals and hoax’s as possible to cloud all their serious war crimes against the American people, like a patsy and claim 9/11 was a hoax also where nobody died and therefore no mass murders crimes were committed but they all got caught red-handed in a double whammy with their pants down around their knee’s twice.

    America invaded a country knowing it had nothing to do 9/11 and
    that was the plan all along? America looks in fact inadvertently criminally like
    were involved in that blatant war crime. So now not only does Israel have a
    problem with attacking the American people they now also have a problem with the new world order? Do I need to explain any further for anyone to understand what I’m trying to say? Now the bush’s puppet obama can and are blackmailing our top politicians with the crime of the century against the American people collaborating and usher in the “new one world dumbass communist centralized government of iron fist order? When you think you’re doing somebody criminal wrong make sure they’re not setting you up and doing everybody wrong?

    America invaded a country knowing it had nothing to do 9/11 and
    that was the plan all along? America looks in fact inadvertently criminally like
    were involved in that blatant war crime. So now not only does Israel have a
    problem with attacking the American people they now also have a problem with the new world order? Do I need to explain any further for anyone to understand what I’m trying to say? Now the bush’s puppet obama can and are blackmailing our top politicians with the crime of the century against the American people collaborating and usher in the “new one world dumbass communist centralized government of iron fist order? When you think you’re doing somebody criminal wrong make sure they’re not setting you up and doing everybody wrong?

  5. dusel1

    Aug. 2, 2014
    5:11 p.m.

    Reid wants to work overtime to screw citizens.

  6. James Smith

    Aug. 4, 2014
    6:01 a.m.

    Hold on, this is waiting to be approved by Politico.

    Mr. netanyahu has implicated himself in mass murder against our
    country men and women. He’s a direct combative enemy that mass murdered
    3000 American citizens on 9/11 and that’s a provable incontrovertible
    prima facie fact. http://whodidit.org/cocon.html
    I quote; Who did 9/11? Well 27 Israelis and Zionists (including people
    with “dual citizenship” noted above) (26.2%) were proven complicit,
    period.

    Mr. obama’s backing and squarely in Hamas’s corner has stunned all of israel. And I say; I bet it has…. stunned all of israel and it will stun all the treacherous treasonous blatant traitors here in America too…. real soon.

    Especially the criminally complicit, misprision, mainly the ‘mainstream TV news
    media’s, with their across the board, blitz shenanigan’s, steering that
    criminal propaganda” principle etc.? My fellow patriot American’s, what
    do you think of this? I partially quote; the bush crime family aspirations of the new world order where Mr., a serious sociopathic freak of nature bush senior said; it’s a big idea, the “dumbass” new world order.

    The bush crime family’s only objectives are their one world communist u.n.
    centralized government fruition’s. When you see a picture of a u.n.
    member crying over dead kids, just remember glen becks fake crying
    scenes. It appears to be an elaborate sophisticated devious boiling frog
    criminal plan, where israel has conflicts with there neighbors and maybe even those conflicts were bush cia calculated, choreographed and deliberate?

    The bush’s created a scenario where the dual-citizen
    American jewish politician’s would chum up and cooperate where they all
    complicitly collaborated in that 9/11 mass murder of more than 3000 American
    citizens? All of congress is and was complicit so they could all with impunity
    freely organize that collaboration without fear of reprisals. But the whole
    criminal charade was a cold blooded calculated ploy to usher in the main
    nefarious event, one world communist government where all 545 top politicians
    and many others officials were complicit and criminally collaborating in what
    they thought would defend their other country and homeland?

    9/11 was perpetrated so poorly that it would most certainly be exposed. The
    ones truly empirically prima facie proven responsible would now have to
    defend and cover up their crimes. They needed to make sure someone was
    placed in the white house to create and carry out as many scandals and
    hoax’s as possible, to cloud all their serious war crimes against the
    American people.

    The real false flag criminals were made to believe they needed an “obama type patsy” to claim 9/11 was also a hoax? Where nobody died and therefore no mass murders crimes were committed? But instead they all got caught red-handed in a double whammy with their pants down around their ankles twice.

    America invaded a country where bush knew they had nothing to do with 9/11. It’s now a proven fact iraq was the staging ground for military equipment to be sent over to our very enemies, the muslims. That was the master plan all along, to perceive the good people of America as war criminals? Our military were misled and deceived to believe the mainstream TV media news criminal
    accomplices; Iraq had falsely in fact attacked us. Although our military
    men and women were lied to, under those false circumstances they would
    defend their country without reservations as anyone unwittingly would’ve.

    From the beginning the communist muslim’s were
    criminally involved and privy? The plan was to make the whole world see
    us as if we were knowingly involved in that blatant war crime. So for
    congress’ fate, not only does their country israel have a problem with
    being a combative mass murdering enemy against the American people, they
    now also have a real serious problem with the communist new world
    order.

    Do I need to explain any further for patriots to understand
    what I’m trying to say? Now the bush puppet obama can and and will
    blackmail our top politicians with their 9/11 crime of the century? They
    were collaborating against the American people but their blatant war
    crimes inadvertently ushered in the one world communist centralized
    government, where an iron fist, is the order of the day? Sociopath 101,
    when you’re made to believe you’re collaborating with impunity and above
    reproach to freely conspire mass murder…. make sure they’re not
    setting up the accomplices as victims too?

    P.S. Do the dumbass severely stupid police really think the military equipment that our communist infiltrated government has been supplying them, is for them? For what, to use against the American people? Just like iraq’s police
    thought it is was for them too. No, the facts are now proven those
    supplies were for isis our enemies. And when they arrive here in America
    their equipment will be waiting and already to take completely over.
    The really ignorant police need to ask themselves a really important
    question, tough guys; did you ever need that kind of equipment before?

    If the cops don’t wise up real soon your decapitated heads are going to be
    lining our streets just like in iraq resently. Who’s that equipment
    really for again? Remember Mr. Chris Stevens, who muslims knew exactly
    where his safe was and that compounds mapping inside and out? Remember,
    isis ran off with 10,000 shoulder fire heat seeking missiles? They’re
    going to know all your secrets here too. Like where your tunnels are?

    You’ll fight a good fight just like Chris did until they finally
    capture, torture and rape you. I’m not kidding about the raping either,
    it’s their specialty. Bye bye stupid police? By the way taking parts off
    to try and disable that equipment won’t work because they’ll have
    plenty of spare parts. 100 IQ’s, we may have a real problem where the
    cops just won’t be able to figure it out for themselves?

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