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Day June 17, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, June 17, 2009

H.R.2344, the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2009 H.R.2675, Antitrust Criminal penalty Enhancement Reform Act of 2004 Extension Act H.R.813, J. Herbert W. Small federal building and U.S. courthouse in Elizabeth City, NC H.R.837, Ronald H. Brown federal building in New York S.Res.66, Year of the Non-commissioned officer Corps of the United States Army S.Res.188, congratulating…

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Reid: Las Reformas al Sistema Financiero del Presidente Obama Traerán un Sentido de Responsabilidad a Wall Street y le Devolverá la Confianza al Consumidor

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hoy hizo las siguientes declaraciones sobre el plan del Presidente Obama para devolverle supervisión y regulación al sistema financiero: “Siempre hemos dicho que para salirnos de este hueco económico que heredamos, debemos atacar el problema desde la raíz. El plan del Presidente Obama correcta y…

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Health Care Reform: The Need for Prevention and Wellness Efforts

A renewed focus on prevention and wellness policies is necessary to transform our current “sick care” system into a true health care system.  Of the more than $2 trillion the United States spends on health care each year, only four cents out of every dollar is invested in prevention and public health, despite studies showing…

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Reid: President Obama’s Financial Regulatory Reforms Will Bring Accountability Back To Wall Street And Confidence Back To Main Street

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after President Obama announced his plan to restore supervision and regulation in the financial system:   “We have always said that to dig ourselves out of the deep economic hole we inherited, we must begin at the root of the problem.  President Obama’s plan…

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Reid: We Are Firing The First Shots Of A Clean Energy Revolution That Will Create Jobs

Washington, DC— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke this morning at the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee’s Green Jobs Summit in the Russell Caucus Room, where he introduced Vice President Biden. The audience included CEOs of renewable and clean energy businesses from around the country that have been nominated by Democratic Senate offices, several…

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Reid: Inaction Is Not An Option As Health Care Costs Rise

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:   “We began this year dedicated to delivering the change the American people demanded in November.  We began this Congress committed to making life better for the…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Morning Business for 1 hour. The Republicans will control the first 30 minutes and the Majority will control the second 30 minutes. Senators will be permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will resume the motion to proceed to S.1023, the Travel Promotion Act of 2009, post-cloture. The…

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