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Day February 3, 2010

Reid, Rockefeller To Introduce Important Bill To Extend Vital Medicaid Stimulus Funding (FMAP)

Washington, DC — Nevada Senator Harry Reid and West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller are working on legislation that would extend by six months the increase in the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) that states currently receive from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  In addition to ensuring coverage for children, parents, seniors, and people…


Reid: Security At Stake As GOP Delays Nominations

The role of the Senate in the confirmation process is defined in the Constitution. Article II, Section 2 provides that the President "shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint high government officials." The Senate gives its advice and consent to presidential appointments to the Supreme Court and to high-level…


Controversial Nominations? Not Quite.

On Thursday, the Senate will resume debate on the nomination of Patricia Smith to be Solicitor for the Department of Labor. Once all Senators have cast their votes on the confirmation of Ms. Smith’s nomination, the Senate will consider the nomination of Martha Johnson to be Administrator of the General Services Administration.  It has been nine months…