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Day July 30, 2009

Senate Roll Call Vote #00251

On the Motion S.Amdt. 1904: Motion to Waive CBA Bond S.Amdt.1904; To repeal a certain provision of the SAFETEA-LU.Result: Rejected (34-63, 3 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00250

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1905: Ensign S.Amdt.1905 as Modified; To offset the appropriation of funds to replenish the Unemployment Trust Fund with unobligated nonveterans funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.Result: Rejected (41-56, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00249

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1907: Vitter S.Amdt.1907 as Modified; To temporarily protect the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund.Result: Rejected (42-55, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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H.R. 3357, to Restore Sums to the Highway Trust Fund and for Other Purposes

Summary & Background On July 30, 2009, the Senate is expected to begin consideration of H.R.3357, to Restore Sums to the Highway Trust Fund and for Other Purposes.  The legislation passed in the House on July 29 by a vote of 363 to 68.   Economists and industry experts believe that in the coming weeks,…

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Democratic Leadership, Physicians: Broken System Hinders Patient Access

Washington, DC— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senators Durbin, Schumer and Murray stood with Dr. Jim King of the American Academy of Family Physicians and Dr. Joe Stubbs of the American College of Physicians at a press conference today to discuss how health insurance reform will help improve the quality of health care. Democrats…

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Health Reform Must Address Health Disparities

Democrats are working to pass legislation that ensures quality, affordable health care for all Americans.  Substantial disparities exist in access to health care and insurance coverage and in health outcomes, reflecting the unique challenges these communities face.  Health reform legislation must address challenges, so that all Americans benefit from the positive results of health reform. …

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Doctores Y Liderazgo Demócrata Del Senado Se Reúnen Para Hablar Sobre El Acceso A La Salud

Washington, DC— El Líder de la Mayoría Harry Reid y los Senadores Durbin, Schumer y Murray se unieron al Dr. Jim King de la Academia Americana de Médicos de Familia y al Dr. Joe Stubbs del Colegio Americano de Médicos durante una conferencia de prensa para discutir cómo la reforma de salud mejorará la calidad…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, July 30, 2009

Morning Business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. H.R.3357, the Highway Trust Fund. The Senate will recess from 2:00pm until 3:00pm to accommodate the members-only briefing with Secretary Clinton and Secretary Gates. The Senate is considering H.R.2997, Agriculture Appropriations. There will be no further roll call votes during Thursday’s session…

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