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Day December 7, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, December 07, 2009

Confirmed the following to be U.S. Representatives to the 64th General Assembly of the United Nations: Congressman Bill Delahunt Elaine Schuster Congressman Christopher Smith Wellington Webb Laura Ross

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00368

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2942: Gregg S.Amdt.2942; To prevent Medicare from being raided for new entitlements and to use Medicare savings to save Medicare.Result: Rejected (43-56, 1 member not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00367

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2939: Pryor S.Amdt.2939; To require the Secretary to provide information regarding enrollee satisfaction with qualified health plans offered through an Exchange through the Internet portal.Result: Agreed to (98-0, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00368

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2942: Gregg S.Amdt.2942; To prevent Medicare from being raided for new entitlements and to use Medicare savings to save Medicare.Result: Rejected (43-56, 1 member not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00367

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2939: Pryor S.Amdt.2939; To require the Secretary to provide information regarding enrollee satisfaction with qualified health plans offered through an Exchange through the Internet portal.Result: Agreed to (98-0, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid: Republicans May Want To Do Nothing, But The American People Demand That We Act

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: “There is nothing the American people want more than for us to act. “They want us to stop greedy insurance companies from denying health care to the sick and taking away…

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President Obama Outlined a Strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan To Deny al Qaeda Safe Haven and Reverse Taliban Momentum

Last week, President Obama announced a new way forward in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  The revised approach emerged out of a deliberate and disciplined review process, in which the President consulted a wide range of military and civilian leaders, as well as key allies and partners, to reverse the dangerous strategic drift inherited from the previous…

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Reid: Gregg Amendment Would Have Restored Millions In Wasteful Spending And Threatened Medicare’s Future

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement this evening after the Senate voted against passage of the Gregg amendment.  The Gregg amendment would have gutted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and restored millions in wasteful spending to Medicare Advantage: “I’m pleased that Senate Democrats were able to block Republican efforts…

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Democratic Senators, Health Care Advocates Discuss Importance Of Ending Bad Insurance Company Practices To Protect Consumers

Washington, DC— Democratic Steering Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow and Senators Jeff Merkley and Mark Begich joined Jim Guest, President of the Consumers Union; Georgeanne Koehler, a woman from Pennsylvania who lost her brother after he was denied health insurance; and Zikia T. Jones-Martin, a Howard University student whose mother was denied health insurance because of…

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Reid: Republicanos se Aferran al Estatus Quo, pero el País Pide que Tomemos Acción

Washington, D.C.—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones esta mañana en el recinto del Senado. A continuación, apartes de su discurso: “…A pesar de que los estadounidenses han expresado su voluntad, nuestros colegas republicanos en el Senado no quieren hacer nada y quieren mantener el estatus quo. Y por…

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