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Month September 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…

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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…

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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) &…

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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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