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Senate Legislative Updates

Senate Legislative Update for September 12, 20149/12/2014

With only two weeks left before the Senate goes out of session for the month of October, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) has decided to waste time – time that could be spent working on funding our government. Instead, Reid chose to focus the bulk of the week highlighting a measure that would restrict the […]  READ MORE

Senate Legislative Update for August 8 – September 58/8/2014

The United States Senate is out of session and will return for votes on September 8.  READ MORE

Senate Legislative Update for August 1, 20148/1/2014

The Senate was busy this week closing out legislative items before leaving for the August recess. Israel Resolution: On Tuesday, the Senate passed a resolution supporting Israel’s right to defend itself against the terrorist group Hamas. It also condemned the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution that called for an investigation into potential human rights […]  READ MORE

Senate Legislative Update for July 25, 20147/25/2014

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD): On Tuesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed this treaty by a vote of 12-6. It is likely that the Senate will bring this United Nations treaty to the floor for a vote in September. To read CWALAC’s letter on the CRPD, click here. Action: Please […]  READ MORE

Senate Legislative Update for July 18, 20147/18/2014

Anti-Religious Liberty Vote: This week, Senate Democrats tried to pass an anti-religious liberty bill that would restrict American’s First Amendment rights like never before. 60-votes were needed in a crucial procedural vote. If passed, S.2578 would have trumped the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling. Members stopped this by a vote of 56-43. CWALAC sent a […]  READ MORE

Senate Legislative Update for July 11, 20147/18/2014

The Senate was in session this week after being out for Independence Day. With a full agenda, the chamber has only 16 working days left till the August recess.  READ MORE

Senate Legislative Update for July 4, 20147/4/2014

This week the Senate was out of session for Independence Day recess.  READ MORE

Senate Update: June 13, 20146/13/2014

Support for Israel: This week, Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Maryland) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) circulated a bipartisan letter addressed to President Obama highlighting the June 2 Palestinian Authority government unity with Hamas. This new government unity is deeply concerning as Hamas has carried out deadly acts against Israel and is categorized as a terrorist organization by […]  READ MORE

Senate Update: June 6, 20146/6/2014

Free Speech: S. J. Res. 19, a resolution that seeks to alter the First Amendment, was brought before the Senate Judiciary Committee in a hearing this past Tuesday. This hotly debated legislation, introduced by Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), would amend the United States Constitution and dramatically stifle free speech in the political arena. Revising […]  READ MORE

Senate Legislative Update for May 30, 20145/30/2014

The Senate was out of session this week and will return on June 2.  READ MORE

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