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Day September 28, 2005

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, September 28, 2005

S.1281, NASA Authorization (with Hutchison/Nelson(FL) amendment) S.1235, Veterans Benefits H.R.3864, Vocational Rehabilitation – Katrina S.Res.256, a resolution relating to the life of Sandra Feldman S.Res.257, a resolution expressing support for “National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day” S.Res.258, a resolution to commend Tim Wineman on his retirement S.1786, a bill to authorize emergency airport improvement…

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Reid Secures Almost $100 Million for Nevada MIlitary Bases, Defense Projects

Washington, D.C. – Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) has set aside almost $100 million in a Senate budget bill for national defense projects based in Nevada. The money will go toward operating expenses at Nevada military bases, research projects at state universities, and grants to private companies developing high-tech defense systems in Nevada. “This money will…

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Reid: Now is the Time to Prepare for Pandemic Flu

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid delivered the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Remarks as prepared for delivery: “In 1918, the “Spanish” flu pandemic swept the world and claimed the lives of 50 million people – including half a million in the United States – before it had completed its deadly…

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The Bush Administration: A Culture of Cronyism and Corruption

Washington, D.C. – Jim Manley, Senator Reid’s Spokesman, released the following statement and document today detailing the Bush Administration’s culture of cronyism and corruption: “In the Bush Administration, it’s not about know-how, it’s about know-who. Partisan Politics trumps practical experience, and top jobs are rewarded for loyalty, not merit. After FEMA’s gross incompetence, most Americans…

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Reid Names Melendez to Civil Rights Post

Chairman of Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Appointed to Commission Washington, D.C. – Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) has appointed Arlan Melendez of Reno to serve on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Melendez, who has been the chairman of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony for the past 14 years, will become the second Native American ever named to…

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Democratic Leaders Urge Bush Administration to Sponsor Political Negotiations in Iraq

Washington, DC – Today, Democratic Leader Harry Reid and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee Carl Levin wrote to President Bush to bring his attention to a policy briefing of the International Crisis Group (ICG) that warns that the rushed constitutional process in Iraq is deepening the rifts between Iraq’s principal communities. The…

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Reid and Leahy Offer President Bush Unified Democratic Principles on the Supreme Court

Washington, DC – Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and Senator Patrick Leahy, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent the following letter to President Bush today, offering unified democratic principles for the next nominee to the United States Supreme Court. Full text of letter below: September 28, 2005 The Honorable George W. Bush The…

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Reid: Bush Must Do More Than Say He Has A Plan

Washington, DC – Democratic Leader Harry Reid released the following statement about the Bush administration’s failure to lay out a clear strategy for success in Iraq: “Our troops and the American people need the President to pay more than just lip service to a strategy for the war in Iraq, they need him to lay…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Nomination of John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the United States

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