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Friday, September 18, 2009

Daily Democratic Wire 9-18-2009

George Wenschhof

Today, President Barack Obama will honor Employers who support National Guard enlistees - a ceremony will be held at the White House to present Secretary of Defense Support freedom awards. has more here.


Baucus Senate bill on health care reform to receive scrutiny from Senators - now that a Senate bill has finally been released by senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) the chair of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, reaction from all sides is expected. You can read more here.


Massachusetts House approves interim appointment for vacant Kennedy Senate seat - the vote was 95-58 and will allow Governor Deval Patrick to appoint a interim replacement for the late Senator Kennedy. has more here. The special election will be held on January 19, 2010. Speculation is Michael Dukakis will be named. This interim appointment will ensure Democrats have one more vote in the Senate at a time when every vote is crucial for the passage of health care reform.


Net neutrality bill gains support - Representative Henry Waxman (D-Calf.) added his support to the bill which would force Internet providers to treat all traffic the same. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski also is in support of the bill. has more here.


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