September 21, 2010 by staff
September 21, The Senate is scheduled for a bout in the afternoon as Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Plans to call a vote to proceed to the Department of Defense authorization bill. Many Republicans in the Senate have major problems with the inclusion of a provision repealing the military “Do not Ask, Do not Tell” sexual orientation policy. Also attached to the funding measure is the DREAM Act, which would give legal status to illegal aliens came to the U.S. as children and enrolled in college or the army. The Republicans say it is wrong to link these political elements for a bill to fund the military.
In an attempt to counter this argument, led by Democratic Sens. Richard Durbin of Illinois plan to hold a 11:30 a.m. ET presser to promote the adoption of the bill “to ensure that our armed forces reflects the values of our nation. ”
Prior to the vote, the Senate leadership will hold their weekly policy lunches and availability of resources. Republicans begin the presentation shortly after 2:00 pm ET, with Democrats for a short time later.
A bipartisan group of senators led by Jeff Bingaman, Democrat of New Mexico, and Sam Brownback, Republican of Kansas. Submit a draft law to introduce a bill renewable electricity standard at a press conference 2:30 pm ET. The laws require that sellers of electricity to obtain a certain portion of their supply from renewable sources. Earlier this year, the Senate tried to reach an agreement on comprehensive energy legislation, but did not reach the threshold of the sixty votes needed to overcome a filibuster.
The Senate Intelligence Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of David Buckley to be Inspector General of the Central Intelligence Agency at approximately 2:20 pm ET.
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