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Day September 30, 2009

Reid Statement On Kerry-Boxer Climate Change Proposal

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today regarding the climate change legislation introduced by Senators Kerry and Boxer: “I applaud Senators Kerry and Boxer and others for introducing this important legislation.  Their bill will go a long way toward creating clean energy jobs, reducing our dependence on foreign energy sources and…


Senate Health Insurance Reform Ends Coverage Discrimination Against Women

For women, affordable health insurance is frequently not an option.  Only six percent of women aged 18-64 are able to purchase insurance outside employment, generally because they are discriminated against both when they apply for coverage and when their premiums are determined.  [Kaiser Family Foundation, 10/2009]  This leads to substantial disparities in women’s ability to…


Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Morning business for 1 hour with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R.2918, the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act with the time until 4:30pm equally divided and controlled between Senators Nelson (NE) &…