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Day April 24, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, April 24, 2008

Passed S.2903, Extends the Farm bill for 1 week (until May 2). Passed H.R.4286, an Act to award a congressional Gold Medal to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in recognition of her courageous and unwavering commitment to peace, non-violence, human rights, and democracy in Burma. Adopted S.Res.510, a resolution supporting the goals and ideals of…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00113

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.493 as Amended; A bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance and employment.Result: Passed (95-0, 5 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00113

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.493 as Amended; A bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance and employment.Result: Passed (95-0, 5 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00112

On Passage of the Bill: S.1315 as Amended; An act to amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance veterans’ insurance and housing benefits, to improve benefits and services for transitioning servicemembers, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (96-1, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00111

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 4572: Burr S.Amdt.4572; To increase benefits for disabled U.S. veterans and provide a fair benefit to World War II Filipino veterans for their service to the United States.Result: Rejected (41-56, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00112

On Passage of the Bill: S.1315 as Amended; An act to amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance veterans’ insurance and housing benefits, to improve benefits and services for transitioning servicemembers, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (96-1, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00111

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 4572: Burr S.Amdt.4572; To increase benefits for disabled U.S. veterans and provide a fair benefit to World War II Filipino veterans for their service to the United States.Result: Rejected (41-56, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid: Democrats Lead Support Of America’s Veterans, Young And Old

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the U.S. Senate passed the Veterans Benefit Enhancement Act, 96-1: “At a time when 150,000 men and women are serving our country bravely in Iraq, providing for our veterans is one of our most important responsibilities.  This long-overdue bill provides for, supports and…

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Reid: Democrats Ensure Americans Can Benefit From Groundbreaking Science Without Fear Of Discrimination

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the U.S. Senate passed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, which ensures patients can receive the best possible medical treatments without having to fear that genetic information will be used against them by their insurers or by their employers: “Passage of the Genetic Information…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, April 24, 2008

Morning Business for up to 60 minutes. The Majority will control the first half and the Republicans will control the final half. Following morning business, resume consideration of S.1315, Veterans’ Benefits Enhancement Act. There will be up to 2 hours for debate on the Burr amendment #4572 (Strike Filipino Veterans’ Benefits) prior to a vote…

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