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Day October 14, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Passed S.692, a bill to provide that claims of the United States to certain documents relating to Franklin Delano Roosevelt shall be treated as waived and relinquished in certain circumstances Passed S.1694, a bill to allow for the funding for the interoperable emergency communications grant program established under the Digital Television Transition and Public Safety…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00321

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Conference Report to Accompany H.R.3183; A bill making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (79-17, 4 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00321

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Conference Report to Accompany H.R.3183; A bill making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (79-17, 4 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Profits Over People: Republican Health Care Amendments Demonstrate Republican Priorities

In the absence of a comprehensive health insurance reform plan from Senate Republicans, an understanding of Republicans’ priorities for reform can be gained by examining their amendments to health insurance reform plans considered in Senate committees.  As the Senate Finance Committee conducted its markup of the America’s Healthy Future Act, amendments filed by the Committee’s…

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Joint Statement By Senators Reid, Baucus and Dodd After First Day Of Health Insurance Reform Discussions

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus and Senator Chris Dodd of the Senate HELP Committee released the following statement this evening at the conclusion of their first day of discussions to merge the Senate health insurance reform proposal: “Today’s meeting was a great opportunity to begin our conversation about a…

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Las Personas de la Tercera Edad Merecen Ayuda para Enfrentar la Situación Económica

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy al enterarse que la Casa Blanca está proponiendo proveerle $250 a las personas de la tercera edad, los veteranos y las personas discapacitadas: “Aplaudo al Presidente Obama por reconocer las necesidades tan apremiantes que están afectando a un sinnúmero de…

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Comunicado Conjunto de los Senadores Reid, Baucus y Dodd Después del Primer Día de Discusiones sobre la Reforma a los Seguros de Salud

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid, el Presidente del Comité de Finanzas del Senado Max Baucus y el Senador Chris Dodd, del Comité de Salud del Senado, hicieron hoy la siguiente declaración al terminar su primera jornada de discusiones para fusionar las versiones correspondientes en un solo proyecto de ley en…

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Reid: Seniors Deserve Proposed Assistance To Deal With Rising Economic Pressures

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today upon the news that the White House is proposing to extend an additional $250 for seniors, veterans and disabled Americans: “I applaud President Obama for recognizing the serious economic pressures facing many seniors, as well as many veterans and disabled Americans.  Older Americans on…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Morning business for one hour with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R.3183, the Energy & Water Appropriations bill with 20 minutes of debate (10″ for Coburn, 5″ for Bennett (UT), and…

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