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Month February 2010

Health Care Reform Summit 2010

Starting at 10am ET today, Senate and House Republicans and Democrats will meet with President Obama, Vice President Biden and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to discuss areas of common ground on health care reform. Since the announcement of the summit, Democrats have waited anxiously for Republicans to unveil their own health care plan. This morning…

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Reid Statement On White House Health Summit

Washington, DC– Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement at the conclusion of the bipartisan, bicameral White House Health Reform Summit today: “Today’s meeting was an important exchange that allowed the American people to hear different ideas and I applaud the President for bringing us together. Health reform is not about process or sound…

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The Cost of Health Care

There’s one fact all Americans know all too well — health care costs are eating into their paychecks. Economists project that if health insurance reform fails, the resulting lower Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will reduce family incomes by $2,600 in 2020 and by $10,000 in 2030. These are astounding figures and represent only a fraction…

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Reid: Out-Of-Work Nevadans Left Vulnerable Because Of Republican Delay Tactics

Washington, DC– Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after another unanimous consent request to extend critical expiring provisions, unemployment insurance and COBRA benefits, was rejected by Senate Republicans for the second consecutive day: “So many Nevada families depend on unemployment insurance and COBRA benefits, and we cannot leave them vulnerable to losing this…

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Republican Ideas in the Democratic Health Care Proposal

When it comes to reforming our broken health care system, Americans are looking to Congress to come up with pragmatic solutions. Whether these solutions were proposed by Democrats or Republicans matters little to the American people as long as they are the best ideas out there. Since we began the health care reform debate a…

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Reid’s Opening Remarks at the Health Care Summit

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s message to the participants at today’s health care summit was simple: Americans want us to finish the job. A Kaiser health poll this week reported that 58% of Americans would be “disappointed” or “angry” if Congress doesn’t pass health care reform. Across this country, more than 60% of Republicans, Democrats…

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A Wrap-Up of the Health Care Summit

Congressional Democrats and Republicans discussed their health care ideas with President Obama for more than seven hours today at the White House. The president looked for common ground on ways to put American families and small business owners in the driver’s seat of their own health care. Democrats made it clear that they are committed…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, February 25, 2010

Resume consideration of the House Message on H.R.1299, the legislative vehicle for the Travel Promotion legislation. There will be no roll call votes prior to 4pm on Thursday in order to accommodate the Health Care Summit with the President. This evening Senator Reid asked unanimous consent to take up and pass H.R.4691, a 30-day extension…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, February 24, 2010

H.R.3961, with an amendment (1 year extension of the Patriot Act) S.Res.421, supporting the goals & ideals of “National Guard Youth Challenge Day”

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00025

On the Motion: Motion to Concur in the House Amdt. to the Senate Amdt. to H.R.2847 With an Amendment (No. 3310); A bill making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (70-28, 2 members not…

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