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Day September 29, 2010

Senate Roll Call Vote #00244

On the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Proceed to Consider S.J.Res.39; A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule relating to status as a grandfathered health plan under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.Result: Rejected (40-59, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click…

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Senate Republicans: On the Side of CEOs Who Offshore American Jobs, Not Middle-Class Americans

At a time when millions of Americans are still looking for work, Democrats believe we should be doing everything we can to create jobs here in America.  In contrast, Senate Republicans continue to demonstrate that they are a party more interested in protecting CEOs who ship American jobs overseas than creating jobs here in America. …

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Senate Amendment to H.R. 3081, Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011

H.R.3081 is the legislative vehicle for the Continuing Resolution Act, 2011, which will allow continued government operations through December 3, 2010.  Under the Continuing Resolution, funding would continue at Fiscal Year 2010-enacted levels for most programs.  The Senate began consideration of this legislation on September 28, 2010. Major Provisions This summary was provided by the…

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On Your Side: Democrats Working Toward Tough, Fair, and Practical Solutions to Fix Our Immigration System

When it comes to immigration, the contrast is clear: Democrats are committed to comprehensive immigration reform that is tough, fair, and practical, but Republicans are only interested in playing politics and blocking progress. Democrats are fighting for reform that will secure our borders, impose tough sanctions on employers who hire illegal immigrants and require immigrants…

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On Your Side: Senate Democratic Accomplishments in the 111th Congress

Jobs and Economic Recovery –  American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (P.L. 111-5).  The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has created or saved over 3 million jobs so far. DPC resources related to this legislation include:  The Recovery Act: Success Stories in the States (a state-by-state resource); H.R.1: the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,…

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On Your Side: Democrats Fighting for Middle-Class Tax Cuts

When it comes to taxes, the contrast is clear:  Democrats are fighting to cut taxes for the middle class and small businesses, while Republicans are holding middle-class tax cuts hostage to more deficit-exploding Bush tax breaks for millionaires and CEOs who ship American jobs overseas. Democrats are committed to ensuring that hard-working middle-class families and…

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How Republicans Have Failed the American People

Over the past year and a half, Senate Republicans have consistently put the interests of their corporate cronies above the American people.  Obstructionism has become the central tactic in the Republican playbook, one which has failed hard-working Americans in a wide array of issues.  In this short amount of time, Republicans have said “no” to:…

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S.J. Res. 39, Providing for Congressional Disapproval of the Rule Relating to Status as a Grandfathered Health Plan Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Summary On September 21, 2010, Senator Enzi introduced a resolution (S.J.Res39) that would disapprove and nullify an interim final rule submitted by the Departments of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services relating to status as a grandfathered health plan under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148, 111-152, Affordable Care Act). …

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Reid Celebra el 75vo Aniversario de la Represa Hoover

Washington, D.C. – El Senador por Nevada Harry Reid hoy presentó una resolución en el Senado de los Estados Unidos en reconocimiento del 75vo aniversario de la Represa Hoover, el cual fue dedicado por el Presidente Roosevelt el 30 de septiembre de 1935. Los Senadores John Ensign y Dianne Feinstein se unieron a Reid como…

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More GOP Attempts to Repeal Health Care Reform

Today Senate Republicans are taking their first step in an attempt to repeal the new health care reform law. At 12pm ET the Senate will vote to proceed to Senator Mike Enzi’s resolution of disapproval that will repeal the “grandfather” regulation, which defines which insurance plans and businesses have to comply with certain consumer protection…

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