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Day October 20, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, October 20, 2009

S.1818, the Morris K. Udall Scholarship & Excellence in National Envionmental Policy Amendments of 2009.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00323

On the Conference Report: Conference Report to Accompany H.R.2892; A bill making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (79-19, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00323

On the Conference Report: Conference Report to Accompany H.R.2892; A bill making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (79-19, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Stabenow Stands With Advocates For Seniors, Military Families And Doctors To Call For Fair Compensation To Medicare And Tricare Doctors

Washington, DC— Senator Debbie Stabenow held a press conference this morning with representatives from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) to discuss the need to fix payments for doctors who treat seniors and military families.   Medicare and TRICARE doctors play…

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S. 1776, the Medicare Physician Fairness Act

Summary On October 13, 2009, Senator Stabenow introduced S.1776, the Medicare Physician Fairness Act of 2009.  The bill would sunset the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), which is currently used to calculate the annual update to the Medicare physician payment fee schedule, replacing it with no annual update for 2010 and subsequent years.  Pursuant to Rule…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Morning Business for 90 minutes, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. The Majority will control the first half and the Republicans will control the second half. Following Morning Business, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R.2892, an Act to make appropriations for…

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