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Day September 16, 2009

Senate Roll Call Vote #00279

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2366: Wicker S.Amdt.2366 As Modified; To permit Amtrak passengers to safely transport firearms and ammunition in their checked baggage.Result: Agreed to (68-30, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00278

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2372: Coburn S.Amdt.2372; To fully provide for the critical surface transportation needs of the United States by prohibiting funds from being used on lower-priority projects, such as transportation museums.Result: Rejected (41-57, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00277

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2371: Coburn S.Amdt.2371; To remove an unnecessary and burdensome mandate on the States, by allowing them to opt out of a provision that requires States to spend 10 percent of their surface transportation funds on enhancement projects such as road-kill reduction and highway beautification.Result: Rejected (39-59, 1 member not voting, 1/2…

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Reid Statement In Response To Finance Committee Health Insurance Reform Mark

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today upon the release of the Finance Committee Health Insurance Bill mark: “I appreciate Chairman Baucus’ hard work over the past several months.  His proposal is another important piece to the puzzle and brings us a step closer to having a comprehensive health insurance reform…

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Look at the Record: Can the American People Trust Republicans to Strengthen the Economy for the Middle Class?

Senate Democrats and President Obama are working to reverse an increasing squeeze on America’s middle class, and to address an inherited financial crisis of a scope and scale unseen in generations.  Republicans, however, continue to insist on the same failed economic policies that squeezed American families and caused the financial crisis in the first place:…

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H.R. 2996, the Department of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010

Summary During the week of September 14, the Senate is expected to consider H.R.2996, theDepartment of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010.  The Senate amendment to H.R.2996 wouldappropriate $32.1 billion in non-emergency discretionary spending.  This amount is $225.4 million below the President’s budget request and $4.27 billion above the enacted Fiscal Year 2009…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Morning Business until 11am. The Senate is considering H.R.2388, THUD Appropriations. The following amendments are pending: Landrieu amendment #2365 (Community development funds) Gregg amendment #2361 (Stimulus project signage) DeMint amendment #2410 (Murtha Airport) McCain amendment #2403 (Brownfields) Kyl Motion to Recommit the bill The Senate reached the following agreement to complete action on the THUD…

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