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Month September 2009

Senate Roll Call Vote #00297

On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 2483: Motion to Table Coburn S.Amdt.2483; To help preserve America’s national parks and other public land treasures by reducing maintenance backlogs that threaten the health and safety of visitors.Result: Agreed to (79-19, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00296

On the Motion to Table: Motion to Table Ensign Motion to Recommit H.R.2996 to the 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 (64-34, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00295

On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 2549: Motion to Table Vitter S.Amdt.2549; To ensure that the Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change (commonly known as the “White House Climate Change Czar”) is not directing actions of departments and agencies funded by this Act.Result: Agreed to (57-41, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details:…

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Republicans’ Real Record on Senior Issues

Senate Republicans have started to assert that changes to Medicare in health insurance reform are damaging to seniors. Republicans don’t have a very convincing track record of supporting America’s seniors. They voted against Medicare at its inception, tried to privatize Medicare AND Social Security, and have spent the past forty years voting against seniors’ interests. As…

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Reid comenta sobre escogido para ocupar escaño vacante en el senado por el estado de Massachusetts

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones al conocer que el Gob. Patrick de Massachusetts designó Paul Kirk para reemplazar temporalmente al fallecido Senador Ted Kennedy: “El impacto de Ted Kennedy perdurará mientras este cuerpo legislativo exista, y sus valores seguirán guiando a los que prestamos servicio público…

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Estamos demasiado cerca de una reforma para permitir que las tácticas de miedo nos frenen

Washington, DC— El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones esta tarde en el recinto del Senado sobre cómo los opositores de una reforma han usado tácticas para infundir el miedo y así echar a la borda todo el trabajo que se ha hecho: “El abril pasado, cuando empezaba el…

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Reid Reaction To Interim Appointment Of Paul Kirk To Vacant Massachusetts Senate Seat

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement upon the news that Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts has designated Paul Kirk as the interim successor to the late Senator Ted Kennedy: “Ted Kennedy’s impact will endure for the life of this body and his values will continue to serve as a guiding principle…

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Reid: Too Close To Achieving Reform To Let Scare Tactics Derail Us

Washington, DC— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid delivered the following remarks this afternoon on the floor of the U.S. Senate about how opponents of reform have used scare tactics to try to derail reform.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “This past April, as the health care debate was just getting underway, I…

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Vocero de Reid Cuestiona la “revelación” republicana sobre Medicare

Washington, DC— El vocero del Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid, Rodell Mollineau, hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy en respuesta al aparente cambio de ideología republicana en cuanto al Medicare:                                  “Es bien interesante ver este repentino interés de los republicanos del Senado por los beneficiarios del Medicare, después de décadas de oposición a…

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Reid Spokesman Responds To Disingenuous Attacks By Senator Cornyn Regarding ACORN

Washington, DC— Spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Rodell Mollineau, released the following statement today in response to disingenuous attacks by Senator John Cornyn. After Senator Reid graciously responded to Sen. Cornyn’s inquiry about ACORN investigations, Cornyn took the opportunity to misrepresent Senator Reid’s views on the matter and launch a partisan attack: “Senator…

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