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Day June 11, 2009

Senate Roll Call Vote #00207

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.1256 As Amended; To protect the public health by providing the Food and Drug Administration with certain authority to regulate tobacco products, to amend title 5, United States Code, to make certain modifications in the Thrift Savings Plan, the Civil Service Retirement System, and the Federal Employees’ Retirement System, and…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00207

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.1256 As Amended; To protect the public health by providing the Food and Drug Administration with certain authority to regulate tobacco products, to amend title 5, United States Code, to make certain modifications in the Thrift Savings Plan, the Civil Service Retirement System, and the Federal Employees’ Retirement System, and…

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Democratic Senators Laud Passage Of Bill To Prevent Kids from Smoking

Washington, DC— Democratic Senators Dick Durbin, Chris Dodd, Tom Harkin, Jack Reed and Frank R. Lautenberg held a press conference today praising passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. This groundbreaking legislation will give the Food and Drug Administration the legal authority to regulate the sale, distribution, and advertising of cigarettes in…

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Reid Remarks In Memory Of Slain Holocaust Museum Guard Stephen T. Johns

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement this morning on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:   “Yesterday, this city and our country experienced a terrible and terrifying tragedy.   “Stephen Johns went to work every day for the last six years at one…

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Reid: Proyecto de Ley sobre El Tabaco Disminuirá la Cantidad de Niños que Fuman y Salvará Vidas

Washington, DC— El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones después de que el Senado aprobara casi unánimemente el Acta Familiar de Prevención de Fumadores y el Control de Tabaco con un voto 79-17: “Este proyecto de ley salvará muchas vidas. Este voto es una victoria tanto con sentido común…

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Reid: Tobacco Bill Will Keep Kids From Smoking And Save Lives

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, 79-17: “This bill will save lives.  This vote was a victory for common sense, public health and our nation’s future.   “Senator Kennedy, Senator Dodd and the HELP Committee’s bipartisan…

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Senate Democrats Protect Our Children and the Public from the Harmful Effects of Tobacco Use

Due to the commitment of Senate Democrats and more than ten years of hard work, legislation granting the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate the manufacture, marketing, and sale of tobacco is on its way to the President’s desk.  For far too long, tobacco manufacturers have preyed upon our children, viewing them…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, June 11, 2009

Morning Business until 2:00pm. The first hour will be equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees. The Republicans will control the first 30 minutes and the Majority will control the next 30 minutes. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.1256, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act,…

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