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Senate Floor Schedule For Saturday, November 21, 2009

Resume debate on the motion to proceed to H.R.3509, the legislative vehicle for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009. At 8:00pm, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2590. The 8pm vote will be the only vote of…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Friday, November 20, 2009

Adopted H.Con.Res.214, Adjournment resolution The Senate confirmed the following Executive nominations: Paul K. Martin to be Inspector General, National Aeronautics and Space Administration James LaGarde Hudson to be United States Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Jose W. Fernandez to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs) Frederick…

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Public Interest Groups Voice Support For Senate Health Insurance Proposal, Continuing Momentum For Reform

Washington, DC – Numerous public interest groups have released statements in support of the Senate health insurance reform legislation, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  These organizations support the reform proposal by Senate Democrats, which lowers costs, creates choice and competition and improves the quality of care, because they understand the cost of inaction. …

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Highlights of the New Senate Health Care Bill

Yesterday marked a major milestone in the health insurance reform process. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid unveiled the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the Senate health care bill — the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This bill represents the largest cost savings  of any legislation to come before the House or Senate this year. …

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Republicans Defeated the Last Health Reform Effort, and Americans Lost

Republicans successfully killed the nation’s last health insurance reform effort, using much of the same anti-reform rhetoric they employ today.  In the 16 years since that reform effort began, health care costs have skyrocketed, leaving millions of middle-class Americans without health insurance, or spending far too much of their incomes on health insurance if they…

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Reid, Baucus, Dodd and Harkin Introduce the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, November 20, 2009

Resume debate on motion to proceed to H.R.3590, legislative vehicle for Health Care Reform. There will be no roll call votes during Friday’s session of the Senate. Debate time will be controlled as follows: 10-11am Majority 11am-12pm Republicans 12-1pm Majority 1-2pm Republicans 2-3pm Majority 3-4pm Republicans 4-5pm Majority 5-6pm Republicans 6-7pm Majority 7-8pm Republicans 8-9pm…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, November 19, 2009

Adopted S.Res.355, a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has systematically violated its obligations to uphold human rights provided for under its constitution and international law.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00352

On Passage of the Bill: S.1963; A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide assistance to caregivers of veterans, to improve the provision of health care to veterans, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (98-0, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00351

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2785: Coburn S.Amdt.2785; To transfer funding for the United Nations contributions to offset costs of providing assistance to family caregivers of disabled veterans.Result: Rejected (32-66, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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