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Day December 3, 2009

Reid: Bennet Amendment Reaffirms Democrats’ Commitment To Protecting The Future Of Medicare

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement this afternoon after Senate passage of the Bennet Amendment to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: “Senate Democrats have always stepped up to protect Medicare – often with little help from Republicans.  With the passage of the Bennet amendment today, we reaffirmed our commitment…

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Senate Leaders Discuss How The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act Will Strengthen Our Economy

Washington, DC— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin, Democratic Conference Vice Chairman Charles Schumer, Democratic Conference Secretary Patty Murray and Democratic Steering Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow held a press conference today to discuss how The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will help strengthen our economy and create and retain…

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Reid: GOP Spending Their Time Putting Together Obstruction Manual Instead Of Health Reform Proposal

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor this morning.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “I have good news, and I have bad news. “The good news is that Senate Republicans finally – at long last – have put a detailed plan down on paper. “The…

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Los Republicanos Prefirieron Escribir un Manual Sobre Obstrucción en Vez de un Plan de Salud

Washington, D.C.—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo el siguiente discurso hoy en el recinto del Senado. A continuación apartes de su discurso preparado: “Tengo buenas y malas noticias. “Las buena noticia es que los senadores republicanos por fin han redactado un plan de salud detallado. “Las malas noticias es que no…

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Líderes del Senado Discuten Cómo la Reforma a los Seguros de Salud Fortalecerá la Economía

Washington, D.C.—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid, el Líder Adjunto de la Mayoría del Senado Dick Durbin, el vice presidente de la Conferencia Demócrata Charles Schumer, la Secretaria de la Conferencia Demócrata Patty Murray y la Presidenta del Comité de Iniciativas y Relaciones Comunitarias Debbie Stabenow, hoy tuvieron una conferencia de prensa…

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Mikulski: Health Care Is A Women’s Issue

The Senate today passed the Mikulski Amendment to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act today by a vote of 61-39. The Mikulsi Amendment, submitted by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), will expand coverage of women’s health care, allowing the government to require insurers to cover preventive care and screenings for women at little or not…

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Reid Spokesman: Blue Cross Report Is The Latest Failed Attempt By The Insurance Industry To Deceive The Public

Washington, DC—Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, released the following statement in response to a recent report from the insurance industry criticizing The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: “As Senate Democrats move closer to fixing our broken health system, the insurance industry continues their ‘say anything’ strategy to deceive the public. …

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Good for Business, Good for Jobs, and Good for the Economy

The high cost of health insurance is a huge burden on American businesses large and small, stunting their ability to grow, innovate, compete, hire American workers, and ultimately rebuild the American economy.  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is good for business, good for jobs, and good for the economy.  The legislation lowers health…

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Reid: La Enmienda Mikulski Facilita Cuidado Médico Preventivo para las Mujeres

Washington, D.C.—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hoy hizo las siguientes declaraciones después de que se aprobara la enmienda Mikulski al proyecto para la Protección del Paciente y el Cuidado Médico Económico: “La aprobación de hoy de la enmienda Mikulski es una victoria para millones de mujeres estadounidenses. Esta enmienda mejora la…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, December 03, 2009

Resume consideration of H.R.3590, Health Care Reform. It will then be in order for any of the Majority or Republican bill managers to be recognized for a total period of up to 10 minutes, with the time equally divided. The time prior to 11:45am will be for debate with respect to the Mikulski amendment #2791,…

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