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Day September 10, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, September 10, 2009

Adopted S.Res.245, National Day of Service and Remembrance, with an amendment to the resoltuion and an amendment to the title. Adopted S.Res.247, National Estuaries Day Adopted S.Res.259, National Celiac Disease Awareness Day Adopted S.Res.260, The American Legion Day Adopted S.Res.261, National Day of Endangerment Confirmed the following nominations: Anthony Babauta, Assistant Secretary, Interior Gary Guzy,…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00274

On the Nomination: Confirmation of Cass R. Sunstein, of MA, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and BudgetResult: Confirmed (57-40, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00274

On the Nomination: Confirmation of Cass R. Sunstein, of MA, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and BudgetResult: Confirmed (57-40, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid: Ted Kennedy Was The Patriarch Of The Kennedy Family And The Senate Family

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following remarks this morning on the Senate floor in honor of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “‘A freshman Senator should be seen, not heard; should learn, and not teach.’ “These are the first words Senator Ted Kennedy spoke on…

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H.R. 3288, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010

Summary This week, the Senate is expected to consider H.R.3288, the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010.  The Senate amendment to H.R.3288 wouldappropriate $67.7 billion in non-emergency discretionary spending.  This amount is $12.7 billion or 23 percent above the equivalent 2009 enacted level, and $1.2 billion or about two percent…

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Reid: Census Numbers Strengthen Our Resolve To Reform Health Insurance

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today in reaction to the Census Bureau findings on the growing number of uninsured Americans: “The release of today’s Census numbers reinforces what we already knew – our current health insurance system is failing the American people.  According to the Census Bureau, more than 600,000…

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Declaracion de Reid en Respuesta al Discurso del Presidente Obama al Congreso

“Aplaudo al Presidente Obama por presentar una visión clara y concisa de lo que la reforma a los seguros médicos representa para los Estados Unidos: estabilidad y seguridad para aquellos que tienen cobertura médica actualmente y seguros médicos economicamente asequibles para aquellos que no los tienen. “El bosquejo del Presidente será de gran ayuda en…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, September 10, 2009

Morning Business until 2:30pm with the time equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees. The time during morning business is dedicated for tributes to the late Senator Edward Kennedy. Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and will resume consideration of the nomination of Cass Sunstein to be…

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