Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Senate Returns: Economic Recovery and Housing Crisis - November 17, 2008

The Senate is back this week for reorganization (voting on leadership and committee membership), as well as a few votes on an economic recovery package, a unemployment insurance extension bill and the $25billion automakers loan package.

There were some bills introduced in the Senate, mainly dealing with economic recovery and the housing crisis:

By Mr. REID (D-NV):
S. 3688. A bill to provide for additional emergency unemployment compensation, to amend the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to authorize loans to automobile manufacturers and component suppliers, and for other purposes; read the first time. Source: GPO [S10578]

By Mr. REID (D-NV) (for himself and Mr. BYRD (D-WV)):
S. 3689. A bill making supplemental appropriations for job creation and preservation, infrastructure investment, and economic and energy assistance for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes; read the first time. Source: GPO [S10578]

S. 3690. A bill to help struggling families stay in their homes and to ensure that taxpayers are protected when the Secretary of the Treasury purchases equity shares in financial situations; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Source: GPO [S10578]

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