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Day June 12, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, June 12, 2008

S.Res.592, Tennessee Valley Authority S.Res.593, Detroit Red Wings H.Con.Res.325, Mackinac Island

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00149

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.3101; A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to extend expiring provisions under the Medicare program, to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services, to enhance low-income benefit programs, and to maintain…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00149

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.3101; A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to extend expiring provisions under the Medicare program, to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services, to enhance low-income benefit programs, and to maintain…

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Obstruction Alert – Republicans Block Bipartisan Medicare Bill That Prevents Cut in Doctor’s Payments And Takes Care of Seniors

The bipartisan Medicare Bill prevents the looming ten percent cut in payments to doctors that is scheduled to take effect at the end of the month. But it also goes much further in improving Medicare coverage for seniors and reducing their costs. The bill pays for improvements and prevents the payment cut by reining in…

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Reid: Democrats Work To Ensure Medicare Works Better For Every American Senior While Republicans Stand In The Way

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate in support of a bill that would prevent a cut in doctor’s payments and take care of America’s seniors:   “In 1965, President Lyndon Baines Johnson traveled from Washington, D.C., to Independence, Missouri, to join former President Harry…

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S. 3101, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Provider Act

Summary and Background On Thursday, June 12, 2008, the Senate is expected to vote on a cloture motion on the motion to proceed to consideration of S.3101, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act. This bill, which was sponsored by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Baucus, would improve the program for the 44.1 million seniors…

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Reid Statement In Response To Hoyer Letter On Tax-Extenders Bill

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to a letter from House Democrats on tax extenders.  Reid filed cloture this afternoon on a motion to proceed to the bill: “Once again, House Democratic Leaders have made it quite clear that the House will not consider an extenders bill that…

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Democratic Senators, Energy Expert Showcase New Technology That Can Help Reduce Dependence On Oil And Combat Global Warming

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senators Debbie Stabenow, Amy Klobuchar and David Sandalow, an energy expert from the Brookings Institute, held a press conference today to showcase new automotive technologies that can help reduce our dependence on oil.  With oil and gas prices expected to remain at record highs in the near future, rapid technological innovations in the transportation sector are critically important to help reduce…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, June 12, 2008

Resume motion to proceed to S.3101, Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act, with the time until 3:00pm equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. The final 40 minutes will be divided as follows: 10 minutes each for Grassley, Baucus, McConnell, and Reid. At 3:00pm, the Senate will proceed to a…

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