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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, November 10, 2009

S.1422, Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act (w/ Murray amendment) S.Res.340, expressing support for designating of a National Veterans History Project Week S.Res.349, supporting & encouraging greater support for Veterans day S.Res.350, recognizing November 14, 2009, as the 49th anniversary of the first day of integrated schools in New Orleans, LA S.Res.351, designating the week…


Democrats Urge Action To Finalize Veterans’ Caregiver Benefits

On the eve of Veteran’s Day, Democratic Senators discussed their efforts to ensure veterans receive the care and benefits they have earned. Standing alongside Ed Edmundson, the father of U.S. Army Specialist Eric Edmundson — injured in an IED attack in Iraq in 2005 — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said, “as I think about…


Reid: Single Republican Denying Passage Of Veterans Health Bill

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement in response to the efforts of a single Republican Senator blocking passage of the Caregiver and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2009: “It is unfortunate that during this week while we reflect on the sacrifices of our brave troops and their families, one Republican…


Senate Democrats Continue Our Commitment to Honoring the Service of Our Nation’s Veterans

Senate Democrats have a long record of working to ensure that our nation’s veterans receive the care and benefits they have earned through their service.  For the past several years, congressional Democrats have led the effort to fill in critical funding shortfalls at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) left behind by the previous Administration…


Democratic Senators Discuss How Health Reform Benefits The Middle Class

Washington, DC— Democratic Senators Ben Cardin, Amy Klobuchar, Kay Hagan, Ted Kaufman and Paul Kirk joined a small business owner for a press conference today to discuss how health insurance reform will provide stable, affordable coverage for the middle class. Under the current system, the cost of health care rises three times faster than wages…


Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Moment of Silence to honor the victims of the attacks at Fort Hood, Texas Morning Business for 1 hour. The Majority will control the first 30 minutes and the Republicans will control the next 30 minutes. Following Morning Business, resume H.R.3082, Military Construction/VA Appropriations. Pending amendments to H.R.3082: – Johnson-Hutchison #2730 (Substitute) – Udall (NM)…