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Day February 11, 2010

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, February 11, 2010

Adopted S.Res.415, a resolution calling for a renewed focus on the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s violations of internationally-recognized human rights as found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Adopted H.Con.Res.235, Adjournment Resolution. The Senate confirmed the following nominations by unanimous consent: Ketanzi Jackson (Member US Sentencing Commission) Susan Carbon (Director Violence…


Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, February 11, 2010

Morning Business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each.


Reid: Skyrocketing Health Insurance Costs Highlight The Need For Reform

Washington, DC— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid delivered the following remarks this afternoon on the floor of the U.S. Senate.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:   “As the health care debate was heating up last summer, a Republican Senator who thinks we don’t need health insurance reform suggested we just ‘get out…


Senate Republicans Delay for the Sake of Delaying Health Insurance Reform

Senate Republicans have used block and blame tactics simply to delay health insurance reform for as long as possible – with no intention of meaningfully contributing to the policy debate. Obstruction Playbook Any notion that Senate Republicans intended to engage in a constructive debate on health insurance reform was shattered on December 1, 2009, the…


Medicare Payment Policies in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Medicare payment policies included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will improve payment accuracy and the efficiency of providers participating in Medicare.  These changes, based largely on recommendations from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and other independent health policy experts, will ensure that taxpayers and seniors are paying appropriately for Medicare services. …


On Health Insurance Reform, GOP Won’t Take “Yes” for an Answer

Senate Democrats remain committed to ensuring that all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care, and to creating the transformation within our health care system necessary to contain costs and improve quality.  Senators spent well over a year considering a range of ideas on health insurance reform from experts from across the political spectrum. …


Up and Running

As you probably heard, Washington, D.C. was hit with a blizzard on Wednesday, pushing the city to its snowiest winter on record. This storm moved in just after 1.5 feet fell in the area over the previous weekend. As gale-force winds toppled trees and created white-out conditions, the federal government, airports and schools closed.  Through the…


Reid Presenta Primera Parte de la Agenda Demócrata para Generar Empleos

Washington, DC—Hoy, el Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid presentó el primero de varios proyectos de ley para generar empleos. Este proyecto es parte de varios proyectos de ley enfocados en los trabajos y parte de una agenda más amplia con el mismo cometido. Con millones de estadounidenses luchando por conseguir trabajo, crear…


Reid Unveils First In Series Of Jobs Bills To Put America Back To Work

Washington, DC—Today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid unveiled the first of several job creation bills as part of the larger Senate Democratic jobs agenda.  With millions of Americans struggling to find work, creating and saving jobs and strengthening the economy is priority one for Senate Democrats.   This bill, which is fully paid for, includes…