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Day May 11, 2006

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, May 11, 2006

S.Res.475, a resolution to proclaim the week of May 21, 2006 as “National Public Works Week” S.2245, a bill to establish an Indian Youth Telemental Health demonstration project

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00119

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Committee Amendment (Subst.) As Modified, to S.1955; A bill to amend title I of the Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974 and the Public Health Service Act to expand health care access and reduce costs through the creation of small business health plans and through…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00119

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Committee Amendment (Subst.) As Modified, to S.1955; A bill to amend title I of the Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974 and the Public Health Service Act to expand health care access and reduce costs through the creation of small business health plans and through…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00118

On the Conference Report: H.R.4297 Conference Report; A bill to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 201(b) of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006.Result: Agreed to (54-44, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00118

On the Conference Report: H.R.4297 Conference Report; A bill to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 201(b) of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006.Result: Agreed to (54-44, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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REID FIGHTS TO PROTECT HEALTH CARE FOR ALL AMERICANS

Washington, DC — With the Bush/Enzi bill failing today in the U.S. Senate, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid slammed Bush Republicans for taking the only week the U.S. Senate will spend on health care this year and devoting it to legislation that would hurt the American people. “The first rule of medicine is to do…

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REID: IT IS TIME TO MOVE FORWARD ON COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM

Washington, DC — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid released the following statement on the return of comprehensive immigration reform to the Senate Floor. “I welcome the return of the immigration bill to the Senate Floor. America’s immigration system is broken, and our national security depends on Republicans and Democrats finding common ground to fix it.…

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DEMOCRATS FIGHT TO PROTECT STATE PATIENT SAFEGUARDS

Washington, DC — Democratic Senators Patrick Leahy, Joe Lieberman, Patty Murray, Thomas Carper, and Maria Cantwell today joined Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler to voice their opposition to the Bush/Enzi bill that Senate Republicans have made the centerpiece of their “health week.” Across the country, Governors, Attorneys General, and state elected officials from both…

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DEMOCRATS FIGHT FOR STEM CELL RESEARCH

Washington, DC — Democrats believe stem cell research should be a part of any health care debate, but Bush Republicans in the Senate are preparing to wrap up their “health week” having accomplished nothing and having refused to even consider such promising research. Today, Democratic Senators Ted Kennedy, Tom Harkin, Dianne Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, and…

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REID STATEMENT ON PRESS REPORTS OF NSA PHONE RECORD COLLECTION

Washington, DC — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid released the following statement on today’s press report on the NSA’s collection of phone records. “Our government must have every effective and legal tool needed to fight terrorism. Unfortunately, the American people have less and less confidence that the Administration has an effective strategy for waging the…

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