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Month September 2005

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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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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