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Day September 29, 2005

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, September 29, 2005

S.1778, Qualifying Individuals Extension (with Grassley-Baucus amendment)

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00245

On the Nomination: Confirmation John G. Roberts, Jr., of Maryland, to be Chief Justice of the United StatesResult: Confirmed (78-22, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00245

On the Nomination: Confirmation John G. Roberts, Jr., of Maryland, to be Chief Justice of the United StatesResult: Confirmed (78-22, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid Floor Statement on Nomination of John Roberts for Chief Justice

Washington, DC – Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid delivered the following statement on the U.S. Senate floor before the full Senate vote on John Roberts for Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Remarks as prepared. “As I announced on the Senate floor last week, I intend to vote against the nomination of Judge…

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REID: BUSH PERFORMANCE ON TRAINING IRAQI SECURITY FORCES DISAPPOINTING

Administration’s Inability to Give Congress Clear Measures of Progress Is Unacceptable Washington, D.C. – Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement following testimony today by Defense Department leaders on the U.S. strategy in Iraq: “We must succeed in Iraq. Our men and women fighting in Iraq are dedicated patriots who deserve every ounce of our…

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REID: DEMOCRATS DEMAND END TO CULTURE OF CRONYISM AND CORRUPTION

Call for Corruption Czar to Oversee Reconstruction Because America Can Do Better Washington, D.C. – The following is a statement by Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid: “As I’ve said before, the biggest abuse of power is having the ability to help the American people, but choosing not to instead. Now, even in the wake of…

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Democratic Leaders Call for Greater Accountability From Rumsfeld on Iraq

Washington, DC – A group of Senate Democratic leaders wrote to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to call on him to provide more straightforward answers about the military and political progress in Iraq to the Congress and the American people. The leaders criticized Rumsfeld for not giving clear answers in the Administration’s first report to…

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Democrats Press for Resources to Prevent Avian Flu Pandemic

Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), top Democrat on the subcommittee that funds health care initiatives, with Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Barack Obama (D-IL), Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), Ranking Member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) joined together today to announce a proposal to provide…

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Reid Calls on Former Reagan Cabinet Member to Apologize for Racial Remarks

Washington, DC – The following is a statement by Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid on William Bennett’s recent comments: Yesterday, on his radio call-in show, former Reagan Secretary of Education, William Bennett made the following comment, “… you could abort every black baby in this country and your crime rate would go down. That would…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, September 29, 2005

Nomination of John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the United States H.R.2863, the Department of Defense Appropriations bill

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