Assistant Majority Leader Harry Reid
August 2, 2002
¨ Five confirmations of judicial nominations occured: 1) Julia Smith Gibbons, of Tennessee, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit; 2) Joy Flowers Conti, of Pennsylvania, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania; 3) John E. Jones III, of Pennsylvania, to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; 4) D. Brooks Smith, of Pennsylvania, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit; and 5) Henry E. Autrey, of Missouri, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri.
¨ The Greater Access to Affordable Pharmaceuticals Act of 2001 - S. 812 - passed (78–21). This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for an accelerated date of approval for a generic drug application. The Senate voted to table the McConnell Amendment (57-42) to the bill, which limited the remedies available to patients that have been the victim of medical malpractice or defective drugs and medical devices. Senator Graham’s Amendment to provide protection for all Medicare beneficiaries against the cost of prescription drugs was rejected by a vote of 49-50.
¨ The Senate passed the Conference Report to the Andean Trade Promotion Bill this week by a vote of 64-34.
Department of Defense Appropriations Act 2003
passed (95-3). It appropriates funds for FY 2003 for active-duty and reserve
personnel in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force and for National
Guard personnel in the Army and Air Force.
Reid Delivers for Nevada
Senator Harry Reid secured $72.5 million for Nevada in the
Senators Reid and Ensign of Nevada this
week secured passage of the Washoe
Senator’s Harry Reid and John Ensign coauthored several bills that are one
This week Senator Reid met with George Baker and Bill Hunt of Lake Las
has adjourned for the month of August. The
Sept. 3 - The Senate will convene at
Sept. 4 - The Senate will convene at
Reid's Words... Medicare
“It’s very unfortunate that we
didn’t finish the most
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