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Day January 26, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, January 26, 2009

Confirmed Executive Nomination of Mary L. Schapiro to be a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission to fill an unexpired term ending June 5, 2009. S.328, DTV postpone with a Rockefeller/Hutchison substitute amendment S.Res.21, Legal Counsel Resolution

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00015

On the Nomination: Confirmation Timothy F. Geithner, of New York, to be Secretary of the TreasuryResult: Confirmed (60-34, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00015

On the Nomination: Confirmation Timothy F. Geithner, of New York, to be Secretary of the TreasuryResult: Confirmed (60-34, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, January 26, 2009

Morning Business until 4:00pm, with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. 4:00pm Executive Session to consider the nomination of Timothy Geithner to be Secretary of Treasury. 6:00pm Roll Call Vote on confirmation of the nomination. Following the vote, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.R.2, Children’s Health Insurance Program.

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The CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2009 Invests in the Health of America’s Most Precious Resource: Our Children

This week, the Senate is expected to consider the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2009) (S.275), which will renew and expand the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). CHIP provides health insurance coverage to children in low-income families who do not qualify for Medicaid and would otherwise be uninsured.…

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Reid: Senate Can Keep America’s Promise to Our Children by Ensuring They Have the Health Care They Need

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate regarding the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009, whichimproves the lives of uninsured children by ensuring they get the doctor visits and medicines they need when they’re sick and the checkups they need to stay…

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The Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Bill: Myths and Facts

This week the Senate will debate a bill to provide health care coverage for four million more low-income children. Opponents of the bill are already raising objections to the bill in order to justify opposing coverage for children. Below is a list of some of their biggest myths about the bill and the facts that…

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S. 275, the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009

Summary and Background The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)[1]  has played a crucial role in helping to reduce the rate of uninsured low-income children over the past twelve years.  CHIP was created in 1997 to provide health insurance coverage to children who would otherwise be uninsured.  The program is targeted to low-income families who do…

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Reid: El Senado Puede Cumplir la Promesa del País hacia sus Niños al Asegurar que Tengan el Cuidado Medico que Necesitan

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy en el recinto del Senado sobre la reaprobación del Programa de Seguro Médico para Niños del 2009 (CHIP, por sus siglas en inglés), que protegería las vidas de muchos niños sin seguro medico al permitirles el cuidado preventivo para mantenerse…

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Reid: No One Is Better Qualified or Prepared than Geithner to Lead Treasury During this Economic Crisis

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate in support of Treasury Secretary Nominee Tim Geithner.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “In this time of economic crisis, I rise to voice my strong support for President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of…

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