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Month March 2010

Declaración de Reid sobre el Fallecimiento de Jaime Escalante

Searchlight, NV – El Líder de la Mayoría Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones sobre el reciente fallecimiento de Jaime Escalante, un profesor de matemáticas quien impactó la vida de decenas de estudiantes de bajos recursos en el Este de Los Ángeles. La historia de Escalante fue inmortalizada por la película “Stand and Deliver”. Escalante,…

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Declaración de Reid sobre el Cumpleaños de César Chávez

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones sobre el defensor de los derechos civiles César Chávez, quien hoy día cumpliría 83 años: “Hoy acompaño a la comunidad hispana en honrar a César Chávez, un hombre quien luchó toda su vida por la igualdad, la justicia y los derechos…

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Reid Statement On Recess Appointments

Washington, DC— Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today in reaction to President Obama’s announcement of 15 recess appointments to his administration: “Nominees under President Obama have fared worse than others in recent memory. Regrettably, Senate Republicans have dedicated themselves to a failed strategy to cripple President Obama’s economic initiatives by stalling key…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Friday, March 26, 2010

Passed H.R.4957, FAA Extension Act (extends to April 30, 2010; current extension expires March 31, 2010). Passed S.3162, a bill to clarify the health care provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs that constitutes minimum essential coverage. Passed H.R.4621, the Prevent deceptive Census Look Alike Mailings Act. Passed H.R.4573, Haiti Debt Relief and Earthquake Recovery…

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The Individual Responsibility Policy is Constitutional

On March 23, after more than a year of debate, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R.3590) into law (P.L. 111-148).  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will ensure that all Americans have access to quality, affordable health insurance.  To meet this goal, the legislation includes an individual responsibility policy,…

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What’s In The Health Care Bill For Women

"For too long, in too many ways, [health insurance companies] treated simply being a woman as a pre-existing condition."    - Sen. Barbara Mikulski It has been said many times in the Senate chamber — health care is a women’s issue. It’s true. Every day millions of women make decisions about their health care and that…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, March 26, 2010

Morning Business until 12:30pm with the time equally divided and controlled between Senators Stabenow and Coburn or their designees.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00108

On the Concurrent Resolution: H.Con.Res.257; A concurrent resolution providing for an adjournment or recess of the two Houses.Result: Agreed to (49-39, 12 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, March 25, 2010

Passed S.3186, to reauthorize the Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act of 2004 through April 30, 2010. Passed S.3187, Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010 (30-day extension) Passed H.R.4938, a bill to permit the use of previously appropriated funds to extend the Small Business Loan Guarantee Program for an additional 30 days (current…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00108

On the Concurrent Resolution: H.Con.Res.257; A concurrent resolution providing for an adjournment or recess of the two Houses.Result: Agreed to (49-39, 12 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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