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Month July 2009

Senate Roll Call Vote #00253

On the Motion: Motion to Waive CBA Re: H.R.3357; A bill to restore sums to the Highway Trust Fund, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (71-26, 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 #00252

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2223: Sessions S.Amdt.2223; To restore sums to the Highway Trust Fund.Result: Rejected (40-57, 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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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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