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Day September 22, 2010

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, September 22, 2010

S.3828, a bill to make technical corrections in the 21st century communications and accessibility act of 2010 and the amendments made by that Act. H.R.4667, the Veterans’ Compensation Cost of Living Adjustment Act of 2010 S.1448, a bill to amend the Act of August 9, 1955, to authorize the Coquille Indian Tribe, the Confederated Tribes…


Six Months of Health Reform and a Patient’s Bill of Rights

Six months ago, Congress passed and the President signed landmark health insurance reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (P.L. 111-152).  These two laws, together referred to as the Affordable Care Act, put control over health care decisions in the hands of the…


S. 3628, the Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act

UPDATE:  September 22, 2010 On July 27, 2010, the Senate failed to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3628 (Roll Call No. 220) and Senator Reid entered a motion to reconsider the vote.  On September 22, 2010, Senator Reid announced on the Floor that he will call the bill up for reconsideration at…


Reid: Los Republicanos Ponen a las Familias Nevadenses en Riesgo Por Jugar a la Politiquería Con Legislación Importante Para la Seguridad Alimenticia

Washington, DC –El Senador por Nevada Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones haciéndole un llamado al Senador Coburn y los republicanos del Senado para que dejaran de bloquear legislación importante para la seguridad alimenticia: “Los estadounidenses no deben estar preocupados si los alimentos que dan a sus familias puedan hacerles daño, y la legislación que…


Democrats Begin Debate on DISCLOSE Act

Today the Senate begins debate on legislation called the DISCLOSE Act — a bill written in reaction to the hugely unpopular recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, Citizens United v. FEC decision. The DISCLOSE Act will increase transparency of special interests in political campaigns and prevent corporations from drowning out the voices of everyday…


Reid: We Cannot Wait To Pass Common-Sense Food Safety Legislation That Keeps Nevada Families Safe

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement on the Senate floor today in support of passage of food safety legislation.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:   “America has one of the safest and most abundant food supplies in the world.  But it’s not perfect: Food-borne illnesses sicken one…


Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Following any Leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business until 4:00pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following Leader remarks, the time until 10:00am will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. The time from 10:00am to 4:00pm will be controlled…