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Day September 23, 2005

Democratic Leader Reid and Senator Clinton Continue Their Call For Katrina Commission

MAJORITY LEADER FRIST’S DECISION TO ABANDON PARTISAN PLAN FOR SPECIAL INQUIRY UNDERSCORES NEED FOR INDEPENDENT KATRINA COMMISSION Washington, DC – In the wake of Senator Frist’s decision to abandon his partisan plan for a special Congressional panel to investigate the federal response to Hurricane Katrina, Democratic Leader Harry Reid and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY)…


Reid Addresses Economic Forum on Post-Katrina Challenges

“With Katrina behind us and Rita ahead, one thing is clear: we can no longer afford business as usual in Washington. Our country’s needs have changed, and our priorities in Washington must change with them.” Washington, DC – Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) delivered opening remarks today at the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) and…


As Rita Approaches Democrats Call Again on Administration to Issue Assurances for Immigrants

WASHINGTON, DC — In the aftermath of Katrina, immigrant communities in the Gulf Coast remain afraid to seek much needed emergency relief, and news reports have indicated that immigrants are being placed in deportation proceedings after seeking assistance. As a second hurricane approaches the area, Senate Democrats are sending a letter to Secretary Michael Chertoff…