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Day September 29, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Confirmed Exec Calendar items: #459, Jenny Durkan, of WA, to be US Attorney for the Western District of Washington for the term of 4 years #460, Florence Nakakuni, of HI, to be US Attorney for the District of HI for the term of 4 years #461, Deborah Gilg, of NE, to be US Attorney for…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00299

On the Nomination: Confirmation Jeffrey L. Viken, of South Dakota, to be U.S. District JudgeResult: Confirmed (99-0, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00299

On the Nomination: Confirmation Jeffrey L. Viken, of South Dakota, to be U.S. District JudgeResult: Confirmed (99-0, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Health Insurance Reform: Putting People Over Profits

Right now, too many insurance companies put profits over people.  They retroactively remove your coverage after you become sick, consider C-sections a pre-existing condition, and use a lack of transparency to fleece consumers while they make record profits.  Senate health insurance reform reverses the insurance companies’ misplaced priorities and puts the consumer first. Insurance Companies…

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Reid sobre el día de los veteranos de guerra extranjeras

Washington, D.C. – El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy en honor del día de la organización Veteranos de Guerras Extranjeras, (VFW, por sus siglas en ingles): “Durante más de 100 años, la organización de Veteranos de Guerras Extranjeras le ha dado la mano a los veteranos, sus…

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Conference report on H.R. 2918, the Legislative Branch Appropriations and Continuing Resolution

Summary and Background The Conference Report on H.R.2918, if enacted, would provide for Legislative Branch Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2010 and a Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government through October 31, 2009. The Legislative Branch conference report is noncontroversial and bipartisan, holding spending to a fiscally responsible 3.5 percent increase (far below the 14.5…

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Reid Statement On Veterans Of Foreign Wars (VFW) Day

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today in recognition of Veterans of Foreign Wars Day:   “For more than 100 years, the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization (VFW) has assisted veterans, their families and the nation.  Like their courageous service on the battlefield, the men and women of the…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Morning Business until 1:30pm. 1:30pm resume consideration of H.R.3326, Defense Appropriations. The following amendments are pending: McCain #2558 (C-17 aircraft) 4:30pm turn to Executive Session and debate nomination of Jeffrey Viken to be United States District Judge for the District of South Dakota. 5:30pm vote on confirmation of the nomination.

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