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Month July 2009

Senate Roll Call Vote #00245

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1879: Coburn S.Amdt.1879; To reduce the appropriation for Departmental Administration of the Department of Energy so that the Department can set an example for all Americans by reducing unnecessary energy usage.Result: Rejected (35-62, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00244

On the Motion S.Amdt. 1862: Motion to Waive CBA re: Alexander S.Amdt.1862; To limit disbursement of additional funds under the Troubled Asset Relief Program to certain automobile manufacturers, to impose fiduciary duties on the Secretary of the Treasury with respect to shareholders of such automobile manufacturers, to require the issuance of shares of common stock…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00244

On the Motion S.Amdt. 1862: Motion to Waive CBA re: Alexander S.Amdt.1862; To limit disbursement of additional funds under the Troubled Asset Relief Program to certain automobile manufacturers, to impose fiduciary duties on the Secretary of the Treasury with respect to shareholders of such automobile manufacturers, to require the issuance of shares of common stock…

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Reid, Leahy Stand With Civil Rights Leaders To Discuss Sotomayor Nomination

Washington, DC— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy were joined by Wade Henderson of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, Marcia Greenberger of the National Women’s Law Center, and Lillian Rodriguez-Lopez of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda today to discuss the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S.…

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S. 1406, the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, 2010

Summary During the week of July 27, the Senate is expected to consider S.1406, the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill 2010.  S.1406 wouldappropriate $23.7 billion in discretionary budget authority, which is $100 million above the President’s budget request and $2.34 billion above the Fiscal Year 2009 levels.  The…

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Durbin, Landrieu, Lincoln, Merkley Discuss Benefits of Health Insurance Reform for Small Businesses

Washington, DC— Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin, Senate Small Business Committee Chair Mary Landrieu and Senators Blanche Lincoln and Jeff Merkley were joined by Terry Gardiner of the Small Business Majority and Mark Derbyshire, a Maryland small business owner at a press conference today where they discussed how health care reform efforts will help…

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Reid Statement On Continued Progress On Health Insurance Reform

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to the today’s report from the CBO about the Finance Committee bill that is still being discussed:   "Today’s encouraging news from the Congressional Budget Office is another positive step toward delivering fiscally responsible health insurance reform.  As we continue to make…

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Senate Health Reform Legislation Helps Small Business

Small business owners know that the rising cost of health care makes it more difficult to for them to compete, both in America and abroad.  That’s why the Senate health reform legislation takes steps to curb the rising costs of health care overall, and help small businesses remain competitive. Rising costs of health care hinders…

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Reid, Leahy Se Reúnen Con Lideres De Derechos Civiles Para Discutir Nominación De Sotomayor

Washington, DC— El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid y el presidente del Comité Jurídico del Senado, Patrick Leahy, hoy fueron acompañados por Wade Henderson de la Conferencia de Liderazgo sobre Derechos Civiles, Marcia Greenberger del Centro Nacional de Derecho de Mujeres, y Lillian Rodriguez-Lopez de la Agenda Nacional de Liderazgo Hispano para…

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Republican ‘Status Quo Plan’ for Health Reform is Not an Option

After decades of doing nothing on health care reform, some Republicans continue to argue that reform is unnecessary and we just need to “get out of the way and allow the market to work.” [Senator DeMint, Congressional Record, 7/20/09]  As Democrats champion meaningful, effective reform of our broken health care system, too many Republicans are…

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