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Reid Hails Health Insurance Reform Initiatives That Become Effective January 1

Changes protect consumers, improve Medicare and reduce premium costs Las Vegas, NV — Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced several major elements of the Affordable Care Act that go into effect January 1st. These provisions help Nevada consumers get the most out of their health care, bring down costs and provide better care for seniors…

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Reid Leads The 11th “Do-Something” Congress To Fitting End In “Anything But Lame” Duck

Below is a roundup of coverage of Democrats’ successful lame duck session and the 111th Congress, which observers and independent experts say is one of the most productive in history. The Hill- Sen. Lindsey Graham: “‘When it’s all going to be said and done, Harry Reid has eaten our lunch,’ Graham said on Fox News…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Passed H.R.6523, the DoD Authorization bill, with Levin-McCain amendment. Passed S.4053, the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act. Passed H.R.6398, a bill to require the Federal deposit Insurance Corporation to fully insure Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts. Passed H.R.847, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, with Gillibrand-Schumer amendment Passed S.4058, a bill to extend…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00299

On the Nomination: Confirmation Mary Helen Murgia, of Arizona to be U.S. Circuit JudgeResult: Confirmed (89-0, 11 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00298

On the Resolution of Ratification: Resolution of Advice and Consent to Ratification As Amended (Treaty Doc. 111-5); Treaty between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, signed in Prague on April 8, 2010, with ProtocolResult: Agreed to (71-26, 3 members not…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00299

On the Nomination: Confirmation Mary Helen Murgia, of Arizona to be U.S. Circuit JudgeResult: Confirmed (89-0, 11 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00298

On the Resolution of Ratification: Resolution of Advice and Consent to Ratification As Amended (Treaty Doc. 111-5); Treaty between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, signed in Prague on April 8, 2010, with ProtocolResult: Agreed to (71-26, 3 members not…

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Playbook: “The Big Idea/If You Only Read One Story”

Playbook:THE BIG IDEA / PUNDIT PREP / IF YOU READ ONLY ONE STORY — Bloomberg’s Lisa Lerer and Laura Litvan:"The 111th Congress made more law affecting more Americans since the ‘Great Society’ legislation of the 1960s. For the first time since President Theodore Roosevelt began the quest for a national health-care system more than 100…

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Reid: 111th Congress Did More To Support Middle Class Families And Promote Equality Than Any In History

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor this evening regarding the accomplishments of the 111th Congress.  See below for his remarks as prepared for delivery: “When we convened this Congress in January 2009, 700,000 Americans were losing their jobs every month.  “Soon after this Congress began, an auto industry…

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Under Reid’s Leadership The ‘Do-Something Congress’ Continues Successes In Lame Duck

Graham: “Harry Reid Has Eaten Our Lunch.” The press has noted that this lame duck session has been "anything but lame," a fitting end to a Congress that "accomplished more, legislatively, than any other Congress since the 1960s." In the past few weeks, Senate Democrats have continued our work to cut taxes for middle class…

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