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Day November 2, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, November 02, 2009

Adopted S.Res.331, a resolution congratulating the United States MIlitary Academy at West Point on being named by Forbes magazine as America’s Best College 2009 Adopted S.Res.332, a resolution commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00332

On the Motion S.Amdt. 2712: Motion to invoke cloture on the Baucus S.Amdt.2712 to H.R.3548.; In the nature of a substitute.Result: Agreed to (85-2, 13 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00332

On the Motion S.Amdt. 2712: Motion to invoke cloture on the Baucus S.Amdt.2712 to H.R.3548.; In the nature of a substitute.Result: Agreed to (85-2, 13 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, November 02, 2009

Morning Business until 4:00pm with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. 4:00pm resume H.R.3548, Unemployment Benefits Extension Act of 2009. There is a 3:00pm filing deadline for first degree amendments and 4:00pm filing deadline for second degree amendments to H.R.3548. 5:00pm cloture vote on the Reid-Baucus substitute amendment to H.R.3548. The…

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Reid, In Letter, Affirms Commitment To Unprecedented Transparency In Health Insurance Reform Debate

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in a letter today to Senate Republicans, stood by his long-standing commitment to ensure transparency as the Senate continues to move closer to historic health insurance reform. In Reid’s letter, he cited the unprecedented steps taken by the Senate HELP and Finance Committees including lengthy public markups,…

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Reid Spokesman: Humana Earnings Report Shows Motive For Opposition To Reform

Washington, DC— Spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Jim Manley, released the following statement today in response to news that Humana had a 65 percent jump in profit last quarter mostly due to their involvement with the Medicare Advantage Program: “It’s no wonder why Humana has been misleading seniors about health insurance reform —…

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Reid: Transparency Is One Of The Guiding Principles Of Health Insurance Reform

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor this afternoon.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Our job as legislators is to write and pass a bill that will make it easier for every American family to afford to live a healthy life.  Democrats have worked tirelessly…

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S.A. 2712, the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 to H.R. 3548, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009

Summary and Background Last February, Congress enacted into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-5) in response to the nation’s worse economic recession in generations.  This landmark legislation included an increase of $25 billion in unemployment insurance payments and an extension of the term of coverage of unemployment insurance to ease the…

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