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Day January 22, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, January 22, 2008

S.Res.419, a resolution relating to the death of Diane Wolf H.Con.Res.279, House Adjournment Resolution S.Res.420, a resolution commending Martin P. Paone S.Con.Res.63, a concurrent resolution relating to the need for additional research into the chronic neurological condition hydrocephalus

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00001

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.4986; A bill to provide for the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, as previously enrolled, with certain modifications to address the foreign sovereign immunities provisions of title 28, United States Code, with respect to the attachment of property in certain judgements against Iraq, the…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00001

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.4986; A bill to provide for the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, as previously enrolled, with certain modifications to address the foreign sovereign immunities provisions of title 28, United States Code, with respect to the attachment of property in certain judgements against Iraq, the…

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The Indian Health Care Improvement Act Will Make Significant Progress to the Health Care Crisis for Native Americans

The Senate is scheduled to begin debate on S.1200, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2007, on January 22, 2008.  The bill will reauthorize and make amendments to the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA), which was originally passed in 1976 and last reauthorized in 1992.  IHCIA reauthorization has been proposed by the…

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Reid Statement On Meeting With President Bush About Economics Stimulus Package

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada made the following statement today following a meeting with President Bush and bipartisan, bicameral Congressional leaders about developing a bipartisan economic stimulus plan:  “This week’s downturn in the global markets demonstrates how urgently we need to act to revive our nation’s faltering economy.  The American public expects…

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Reid: Democrats Sending President Second Chance To Give Veterans The Care They Need And Troops The Pay Raise They Deserve

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008.  President Bush vetoed the first version of the bill late last month: “Democrats have again sent the President a bill that makes America safer, restores our military’s readiness and honors…

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Reid, Pakistani Opposition Leader Discuss Future Of Democracy Under Musharraf

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid met today with Imran Khan, a leading Pakistani opposition leader, to discuss the upcoming Pakistani elections and the future of democracy in Pakistan. Khan, a member of the Pakistani parliament, leads the Justice Movement party and expressed deep concern about the Pakistani judiciary.  Khan made it clear that Pakistan…

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Reid: Republicans Put Intelligence Law In Jeopardy By Opposing Extension

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Republicans objected to a one-month extension of the Protect America Act while the Senate debates improvements to the intelligence law: “Democrats today offered a one-month extension of the FISA bill so that Congress has the time it needs to debate legislation that improves…

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Reid Statement On Democratic Floor Staff Changes

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate, announcing changes among the Democratic floor staff.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “2008 brings major changes to our Democratic staff.  Just weeks ago, I received the bittersweet news that Marty Paone would be leaving. …

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S. 1200, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2007

Background and Summary There are 561 federally-recognized American Indian[1] tribes in the United States.  These tribes have a government-to-government relationship with the United States.  This unique relationship has been recognized in numerous Supreme Court decisions, treaties, legislation, and executive orders.  The United States’s provision of health services to American Indians grew out of this government-to-government…

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