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Senate Session - December 3, 2009

Senate debate continues on H.R. 3590, the $848B plan to expand health insurance coverage. Senators will begin voting on amendments submitted by Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) around 11:45am ET. Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) is expected to introduce an amendment restricting abortion funding.
The Senate floor debate recessed around 4:30 pm ET for an hour while Senators attend a closed briefing on Afghanistan. They will return at 5:30pm ET. Senator McCain’s (R-AZ) motion to send the health care bill back to the Finance Committee was defeated 42 - 58.

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    116th Congress - Senate
    Total Hours: 313 (After 111 days)
    • Debate145 Hours
    • Quorum Calls65 Hours
    • Votes44 Hours

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    Source: Resume of Congressional Activity (senate.gov)