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Month September 2005

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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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, September 27, 2005

H.R.3667, a bill to designate the “Karl Malden U.S. Postal Facility in Los Angeles, CA H.R.3767, a bill to designate the “Jacob Frazier Post Office Building in St. Charles, IL H.R.3200, Veterans Life Insurance Program (with Craig substitute amendment) S.1017, Water Resources Research S.1709, Revolving Loan Infrastructure Assistance (with Inhofe substitute amendment) S.37, a bill…

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Commerce Dems Call for Senate Investigation of Post-Katrina Gas Price Gouging

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seven members of the Senate Commerce Committee today called for a special investigation of allegations that oil companies purposefully increased prices at the gas pump in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. In a letter to the Commerce panel’s Co-Chairs, Sens. Ted Stevens (R-AK) and Daniel Inouye (D-HI), the Senators requested that the…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, September 27, 2005

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

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, September 26, 2005

H.R.2385, an act to extend by 10 years, the authority of the Secretary of Commerce to conduct the quarterly financial report program. S.Res.251, a resolution relating to the federal response and recovery efforts for animal rescue and care – Katrina related H.R.3784, an act to temporarily extend the programs under the Higher Education Act

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00244

On the Resolution of Ratification: Treaty Doc. 108-6 Resolution Of Advice And Consent To Ratification; Protocol of Amendment to the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures done at Brussels on June 26, 1999Result: Agreed to (87-0, 13 members not voting, 2/3 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00244

On the Resolution of Ratification: Treaty Doc. 108-6 Resolution Of Advice And Consent To Ratification; Protocol of Amendment to the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures done at Brussels on June 26, 1999Result: Agreed to (87-0, 13 members not voting, 2/3 threshold)Details: [click here]

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