Day: December 20, 2009

Senate Floor Speeches; McConnell vs. Reid (Video)

From midnight to 1 am, floor speeches were made for and against the senate healthcare bill and the addition of Harry Reid's manager's amendment.  Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid were the last to speak as is the ritual for the minority majority leaders.  McConnell knocked this one right out of the ballpark, while Harry went so far overboard on the whining and melodramatic stories and phrasing, that it went past the point of  nausea to the ridiculous. I am posting these floor speeches as Americans that are now fully awake and paying attention to the 111th Congress and the current…
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Senate Passes Healthcare Bill, 60-40 (UPDATED With Recorded Votes)

The 60 Senators that just voted to end debate on the healthcare bill down party lines have just cooked their gooses.  Americans are not going to forget such gross negligence and un-Constitutional behavior anytime soon.  The bill has been moved forward: 60 yes, 40 no.  There will be three more procedural votes; 7 am est. Tuesday, 1 pm est. Wednesday, and final passage of this bill at 7 pm est. Thursday. I will post the yes and nos as soon as it becomes available. Grouped By Vote Position YEAs ---60 Akaka (D-HI) Baucus (D-MT) Bayh (D-IN) Begich (D-AK) Bennet (D-CO)…
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