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Day August 1, 2007

Senate Roll Call Vote #00287

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2538: Ensign S.Amdt.2538; To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to create a Disease Prevention and Treatment Research Trust Fund.Result: Rejected (26-58, 16 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00288

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2587: Gregg S.Amdt.2587; To limit the matching rate for coverage other than for low-income children or pregnant women covered through a waiver and to prohibit any new waivers for coverage of adults other than pregnant women.Result: Rejected (42-53, 5 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00287

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2538: Ensign S.Amdt.2538; To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to create a Disease Prevention and Treatment Research Trust Fund.Result: Rejected (26-58, 16 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Bush-Lott-McConnell Amendment Seeks to Dismantle Bi-Partisan Children’s Health Insurance Bill

Today, Senators Mitch McConnell and Trent Lott offered an amendment to the bi-partisan Senate Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization bill. In short, the amendment would provide coverage for far fewer new children while jeopardizing the coverage of hundreds of thousands of children. Below are highlights of why the GOP leadership’s amendment would put kids’ health…

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Demócratas envían al Presidente proyecto de ley para implementar por completo las recomendaciones de la Comisión del 11 de septiembre

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy luego de que, junto con  la Presidenta de la Cámara de Representantes Nancy Pelosi, el Congreso oficialmente le enviara al Presidente la Ley de Mejoras a la Seguridad de los Estados Unidos de 2007, que finalmente pondrá en vigor las…

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Demócratas discuten importancia de financiar seguro de salud para niños

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid, el Senador Max Baucus y el Gobernador de Nueva Jersey Jon Corzine, discutieron hoy los esfuerzos del Senado para proveerles – a pesar de la oposición del Presidente Bush – un seguro de salud a los niños de bajos ingresos.  Combinando lo mejor de la…

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Reid, Murray, Pryor Introduce Legislation To Help Innovate Our Middle And High Schools

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Harry Reid of Nevada, Patty Murray of Washington, Mark Pryor of Arkansas today introduced the Getting Retention and Diplomas Up Among Today’s Enrolled Students (GRADUATES) Act to strengthen secondary schools nationwide.  “Many students in Nevada and throughout the United States currently lack the skills needed to thrive in a growing…

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Reid, Baucus, Corzine Discuss Importance Of Funding Children’s Health Insurance

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senator Max Baucus and New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine today discussed Senate efforts to provide – over the President’s objections – health care to low-income, uninsured children.  By combining the best of public and private health coverage, the bipartisan plan to renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program will ensure…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, August 01, 2007

H.R.976, Small Business Tax Relief bill (will be the legislative vehicle for text of S.1893, Children’s Health Insurance Program)

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