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Day October 21, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Adopted S.Res.315, a resolution relative to the death of former Seantor Clifford Hansen. Adopted S.Res.112, designating February 8, 2010, as “Boy Scouts of America Day”, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the largest youth scouting organization in the United States. Adopted S.Res.318, supporting “Lights On Afterschool”, a national celebration of afterschool programs Adopted S.Res.319,…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00325

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.1776; A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the update under the Medicare physician fee schedule for years beginning with 2010 and to sunset the application of the sustainable growth rate formula, and for…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00324

On the Nomination: Confirmation Roberto A. Lange, of South Dakota, to be U.S. District JudgeResult: Confirmed (100-0, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00325

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.1776; A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the update under the Medicare physician fee schedule for years beginning with 2010 and to sunset the application of the sustainable growth rate formula, and for…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00324

On the Nomination: Confirmation Roberto A. Lange, of South Dakota, to be U.S. District JudgeResult: Confirmed (100-0, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid: Correcting Problem With Medicare And Tricare Doctor Payments Is Too Important To Be Politicized

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today after Republicans voted to block consideration of legislation to fix payments to Medicare and TRICARE doctors: “It is unfortunate that Republicans have again chosen to put politics before the needs of the American people. The Medicare Physician Fairness Act would helpensure that seniors and…

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Reid: Republicanos Continúan con la Politiquería a Costa de las Familias Estadounidenses en Apuros

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones después de que los Demócratas del Senado se vieran forzados finalizar a utilizar una maniobra legislativa para poder llevar a votación el proyecto de ley que extendería los beneficios de desempleados (en inglés, cloture). Este procedimiento legislativo requiere que pasen 30…

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Reid: Republicans Continue Partisan Games While American Families Struggle

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today after Senate Democrats filed cloture in their most recent efforts to extend unemployment benefits: “Today, we took the necessary steps to ensure that American families get the relief that they desperately need.  Senate Democrats have worked diligently to exhaust every possible option to provide…

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Reid, Leahy, Schumer se Reúnen con Presidente de Consumers Union Para Anunciar Enmienda que Promueve Competencia Justa en la Industria de Seguros Médicos

Washington, DC— El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid, el presidente del Comité Jurídico del Senado Patrick Leahy y el vice presidente de la Conferencia Demócrata Charles Schumer ofrecieron una conferencia de prensa con Jim Guest, presidente de Consumers Union, para anunciar que el proyecto de ley Antimonopolio de la Industria de Seguros…

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Reid, Leahy And Schumer Join Consumers Union President To Announce Amendment To Promote Fair Competition Within The Health Insurance Industry

Washington, DC— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy and Democratic Conference Vice Chairman Charles Schumer held a press conference with Jim Guest of the Consumers Union today to announce that The Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009 will be offered as an amendment to health insurance reform legislation.…

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