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Day October 8, 2009

Reid, Baucus, Reed, Shaheen Introduce Comprehensive Funding Proposal For Unemployment Insurance

Washington, DC – Today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus and Senators Jack Reed and Jeanne Shaheen introduced a comprehensive proposal to extend unemployment insurance by up to 14 additional weeks for jobless workers in all 50 states.  Nearly two million out-of-work Americans face expiring benefits by the end of…

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Despite Positive CBO Score, GOP Keeps Misrepresenting Facts

Today on the Senate floor, Republicans continued to misrepresent health insurance reform.  Below are the most recent lowlights from the GOP. McConnell Calls Reducing Federal Debt by $81 Billion “Irrelevant.” Today on the senate floor, McConnell said the CBO score was “irrelevant.” [Senate Floor, 10/8/09] Alexander: Bill “Really Doesn’t Reduce the Deficit.” Today on the…

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Reid: Liderazgo Republicano se Aisla Más Defendiendo el Sistema de Seguros Médicos Conocido como el Status Quo

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones en el recinto del Senado esta mañana. A continuación, apartes de su discurso: “Desde cuando Harry Truman fue presidente, los demócratas hemos luchado para que una vida saludable esté al alcance de todos. Cada día nos acercamos más a esta meta.…

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Reid, Baucus, Reed, Shaheen Presentan Propuesta sobre Seguros para Desempleados

Washington, DC – El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid, el presidente del Comité de Finanzas del Senado Max Baucus y los Senadores Jack Reed y Jeanne Shaheen presentaron una propuesta integral para prolongar el seguro para desempleados con 14 semanas adicionales para los trabajadores desempleados en los 50 estados. A casi 2…

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Reid: Health Insurance Reform Will Level The Playing Field For Women

Washington, DC—This morning, nine female Democratic Senators took to the Senate floor to speak out about health disparities in health insurance coverage for men and women and how health insurance reform will fix that problem. The Senators will appear this evening on Larry King Live to continue their call to end such disparities in coverage…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, October 08, 2009

Morning Business for 1 hour. The Republicans will control the first 30 minutes and the Majority will control the final 30 minutes. Following Morning Business, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2847, Commerce, Justice, Science appropriations. The following amendments are pending to H.R.2847: Vitter #2644 (Census) Johanns amendment #2393 (ACORN) Levin-Coburn #2627 (Offshore Financial Institutions)…

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