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Day December 10, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, December 10, 2009

Passed H.R.4165, a bill to extend through December 31, 2010, the authority of the Secretary of the Army to accept and expend funds contributed by non-Federal public entities to expedite the processing of permits. Passed H.R.4217, a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00371

On the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Proceed to the Conference Report to Accompany H.R.3288; A bill making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (56-43, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00371

On the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Proceed to the Conference Report to Accompany H.R.3288; A bill making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (56-43, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Leaders, Physicians Discuss How Senate Reform Bill Will Strengthen Doctor-Patient Relationship

Washington, DC— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin, Democratic Conference Vice Chairman Charles Schumer and Democratic Conference Secretary Patty Murray joined an independent group of doctors at a press conference this afternoon to discuss how The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will preserve and strengthen the doctor-patient relationship. These doctors are part…

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What Health Benefits Do You Get Immediately?

Since the Senate released the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a lot of people have been asking, "what benefits do I get immediately?" To answer that question, here is an overview of health insurance market reforms that will bring immediate benefits to millions of Americans, including those who currently have coverage:    Access to…

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Reid: El Pueblo Estadounidense está Cansado de la Doblez del Discurso Republicano en Cuanto a la Reforma a los Seguros Médicos

Washington, D.C.—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones esta noche después de que los republicanos nuevamente frenaran el progreso legislativo del Protección del Paciente y el Cuidado Médico Económico:   “La táctica republicana del día ha sido hablar al derecho y al revés, y esperar que nadie se dé…

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Líderes del Senado y Doctores Señalan Cómo la Reforma en el Senado Fortalece la Relación entre Doctor y Paciente

Washington, DC— El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid, el Líder Adjunto de la Mayoría Dick Durbin, el Vice Presidente de la Conferencia Demócrata Charles Schumer y la Secretaria de la Conferencia Demócrata Patty Murray se unieron a un grupo independiente de doctores durante una conferencia de prensa para discutir el proyecto de…

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Reid: The American People Are Growing Weary Of Republican Doubletalk On Health Reform

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement this evening after Senate Republicans again stalled progress on The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by blocking amendments to this bill: “Senate Republicans’ tactic of the day has been to talk out of both sides of their mouth and hope that no one notices. …

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, December 10, 2009

Resume consideration of H.R.3590, Health Care Reform. The time until 1:00pm will be for debate only with the time equally divided. Following Leader remarks, the time until 11:00am will be controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. The time from 11:00am and 1:00pm will be controlled in 30-minute alternating blocks of time. The Majority…

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