Senate Democrats

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Month April 2005

Republicans Work Overtime to Paint Janice Rogers Brown as a Sympathetic and Mainstream Nominee

Unfortunately, Brown didn’t get their talking points. SENATORS BROWNBACK AND SESSIONS HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE AIMED AT OBFUSCATING JANICE ROGERS BROWN’S RECORD THROUGH CHARGES THAT THOSE OPPOSING HER ARE AGAINST RELIGION SESSIONS RUSHED TO BROWN’S DEFENSE: Sessions Claims Brown “An Open Mind.” Senator Jeff Sessions claims that Janice Rogers Brown has “an open mind” and…

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Floor Statement of Senator Reid on Nuclear Option

For the past several months, the Senate has operated under a nuclear cloud. As a result of the Senate’s decision to reject a small number of President Bush’s judicial nominees, the Republican majority has threatened to break the Senate rules, violate over 200 years of Senate tradition and impair the ability of Democrats and Republicans…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Motion to Proceed to H.R.3, the Highway bill

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, April 25, 2005

S.893, a bill to make technical corrections in the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004 S.Res.119, a resolution designating April 21, 2005 as “National Kindergarten Recognition Day” S.Res.120, a resolution honoring small business during the SBA’s “National Small Business Week”, the week beginning April 24, 2005

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, April 25, 2005

Motion to Proceed to H.R.3, the Highway bill

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Democrats Moving Forward With Promise Of America Agenda

WASHINGTON, DC – As Senate Republicans move closer to a partisan power grab that deals less with substance and more with right wing politics, Democrats are ready to move forward with an agenda that addresses the concerns of regular Americans throughout the nation. Invoking a little-known Senate procedure called Rule XIV, the Democrats put nine…

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Reid Pledges To Put People’s Business First

If Republicans Go Nuclear, Democratic Leader Says Democrats Will Use the Rules to Restore the Agenda of the American People Remarks of Senator Harry Reid (As Prepared for Delivery) Sperling Breakfast Monday, April 25, 2005 Washington, DC Americans across the country are worried about a lot of things right now. Gas prices…The heath of their…

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Reid Actuality: Democrats Ready To Focus On America’s Real Priorities

Washington, DC – The Senate Democratic Communications Center released the following actuality featuring Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid stating if Republicans break the rules and employ the “Nuclear Option”, Democrats will use the rules to bring to the floor bills that focus on America’s real priorities. Actuality is available for download at: http://democrats.gov/actualities/reid/reid050421.mp3 The text…

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Statement of Senator Harry Reid on Way to Avoid Potential Nuclear Shutdown

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today: “Over the last several weeks, I have had many conversations with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle about how to avoid the ‘nuclear’ path Senator Frist is leading us down. “There’s widespread concern about throwing away 200 years of constitutional checks and balances…

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Reid Calls on Bush to Deliver on His Promise to ‘Jawbone’ OPEC

Democratic Leader Harry Reid released the following statement in response to the President’s meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah: “When it comes to energy, the American people are still waiting for President Bush to keep his promises. Over five years ago, he pledged to ‘jawbone’ OPEC nations like Saudi Arabia to bring down the price…

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