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Day September 22, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, September 22, 2009

S.Res.279, Minority party appointments Executive Calendar items: #304, Carmen Nazario, Asst Secretary Family Support, HHS #428, David Jacobson, Ambassador to Canada #430, Lee Feinstein, Ambassador to Poland #431, Barry White, Ambassador to Norway #432, Michael Posner, Asst Sec of State for Democracy & Human Rights #433, Robert Hormats, Under Secretary of State for Economy, Energy…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00292

On the Motion: Motion to Table the DeMint Motion to Recommit to Committee on Appropriations; A bill making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (61-36, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00291

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2461: McCain S.Amdt.2461; To prohibit the use of appropriated funds for the Des Moines Art Center in the State of Iowa.Result: Rejected (27-70, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00292

On the Motion: Motion to Table the DeMint Motion to Recommit to Committee on Appropriations; A bill making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (61-36, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00291

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2461: McCain S.Amdt.2461; To prohibit the use of appropriated funds for the Des Moines Art Center in the State of Iowa.Result: Rejected (27-70, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00290

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2460: Feinstein S.Amdt.2460, as Modified; To support the participation of the Smithsonian Institution in activities under the Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009.Result: Agreed to (95-0, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00290

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2460: Feinstein S.Amdt.2460, as Modified; To support the participation of the Smithsonian Institution in activities under the Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009.Result: Agreed to (95-0, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Health Insurance Reform Strengthens Medicare

Senate health insurance reform legislation reinvests in seniors.  It has NO REDUCTIONS in Medicare benefits for seniors and fights waste, fraud and abuse in the Medicare system.  Senate health insurance reform refocuses Medicare on improving senior’s health, not insurance companies’ wealth.   REFORM HAS NO REDUCTIONS IN MEDICARE BENEFITS, REINVESTS IN QUALITY CARE FOR SENIORS…

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Reid, In Letter, Stands By Commitment To Allow Senate Consideration Of Drug Importation Legislation By Year’s End

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in a letter today to Senators Dorgan, Snowe and McCain, stood by his earlier commitment to consider legislation to permit safe importation of lower-cost prescription drugs as soon as practical.  In Reid’s letter, he cited the full legislative agenda and the use of procedural roadblocks by Senate…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Morning Business for 1 hour. The Republicans will control the first 30 minutes and the Majority will control the second 30 minutes. 11:45am resume consideration of H.R.2996, Interior Appropriations. Recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for weekly caucus luncheons. 2:15pm Official Photograph of the 111th Congress. There will be no further votes tonight.

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