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Day June 19, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Friday, June 19, 2009

Passed S.814, Prisons Adopted S.Res.182, Albania Adopted S.Res.193, Iran Adopted S.Res.196, Freedom of the Pres, Iran Adopted S.Res.197, Archives S.Res.198, Juneteenth Confirmed the following Executive nominations: Rand Beers Catherine Zoi William Brinkman Anne Castle Howard Koh Laurie Mikva Martha Kanter Jane Oates Herbert Allison Jeffrey Zients Andrew Shapiro Eric Schwartz Bonnie Jenkins Eric Goosby Zachery…


Reid: Americans Cannot Afford Another Year Without Health Care Reform

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:   “As the debate escalates over the best way to ease the crushing burden of health care, it is easy to become sidetracked by misrepresentations, distracted by…


Reid Statement On Juneteenth

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement in honor of June 19, known as “Juneteenth,” marking the day in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas and informed Galveston’s slaves that they were free men and women. These Americans celebrated June 19 as their day of emancipation and Juneteenth…


Health Care Reform: The Cost of Doing Nothing (State-by-State Fact Sheets)

Soaring Health Care Costs are Unsustainable for Families and Individuals, Businesses, and All Levels of Government Skyrocketing health care costs – including insurance premiums, co-payments and prescription drugs – are contributing to the current economic crisis, weighing heavily on American family, business, and government budgets.  Inherited flaws in our health care system have led to…


Reid Conmemora Fecha Especial de la Emancipación

Washington, D.C. – El Líder de la Mayoria del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones conmemorando el 19 de junio, el dia conocido entre la comunidad afro americana como “Juneteenth.” Ese día en 1865, los soldados de la Unión llegaron a la ciudad de Galveston, Texas y les informaron que eran hombres y mujeres…


Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, June 19, 2009

Morning Business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no roll call votes today. Senator Reid filled the tree and filed cloture on the Dorgam amendment to S.1023.