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Day October 5, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, October 05, 2009

Passed S.251, Safe Prisons communications Act Passed H.R.3663, Pharmacy DME Accredidation Delay Adopted H.Con.Res.178, Netherlands Adopted S.Res.301, World MRSA Day Adopted S.Res.302, Celebrate Safe Communities Week and Crime Prevention Month Confirmed the following nominations: Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator FEMA George Cohen, Director, Federal Mediation & Reconciliation Alexa Posney, Assistant Secretary, Education Brenda Dann-Messier, Assistant Secretary,…


Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, October 05, 2009

Morning business until 4:00pm with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.R.2847, CJS Appropriations for debate only. There will be no roll call votes on October 5.


Senate Substitute Amendment to H.R. 2847, the Departments of Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010

Summary During the week of October 5, the Senate is expected to begin consideration of H.R.2847, theDepartments of Commerce and Justice, and Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010.  As is customary with appropriations bills, the first amendment in order is the Senate substitute amendment.  The Senate Amendment to H.R.2847 wouldappropriate $64.93 billion in non-emergency…


Reid: Republicanos Ofrecen Más de lo Mismo en el Debate de la Reforma a los Seguros Médicos

Washington, DC— El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy en el recinto del Senado refiriéndose al plan republicano que pretende reformar el sistema de salud: el estatus quo. A continuación, apartes de su discurso. “El Presidente Reagan una vez dijo que el ‘estatus quo’ significa ‘el desastre en…


Can Seniors Trust Republicans to Protect Medicare?

Senate Republicans assert that changes to Medicare in health insurance reform are damaging to seniors, but Republicans don’t have a very convincing track record of supporting Medicare.  They voted against Medicare at its inception in 1965, consistently tried to privatize both Medicare and Social Security, and spent the past forty years working to scale back…


Reid: In Health Insurance Reform Debate, Republicans Offer More Of The Same

Washington, DC— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid delivered the following remarks this afternoon on the floor of the U.S. Senate about the Republican plan to continue the status quo health insurance system.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “President Reagan once said that the status quo is Latin for ‘the mess we’re in.’…