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Month May 2006

REID: WHITE HOUSE IRAN DECISION LONG OVERDUE

Washington, DC — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid today issued the following statement on the Bush Administration’s long-overdue announcement regarding talks with Iran about that country’s nuclear program. Two weeks ago, Reid and other leading Senators sent a letter to President Bush, urging him to direct the Intelligence Community to produce an updated National Intelligence…

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REID FIGHTS FOR ADDITIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING FOR NEVADA

LAS VEGAS, NV – U.S. Senator Harry Reid announced today that Nevada will receive more than $20 million in federal funding for homeland security next year. Due to Bush Administration cuts, next year’s grant is less than this year, although proportionately more for Nevada than most of the country. “The entire Nevada Congressional delegation and…

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REID FIGHTS FOR ALMOST $21,600 FOR STOREY COUNTY

Funding Would Relieve Financial Strain on Virginia City and Local Communities Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Harry Reid is committed to increase funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program that could bring almost $21,600 to Storey County next year. The PILT program provides payments to local communities to compensate them for losses…

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REID STATEMENT ON THE NOMINATION OF HENRY PAULSON

Washington, DC — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid today released the following statement on President Bush’s nomination of Henry Paulson to be Secretary of the Treasury. “I look forward to the confirmation hearings of Henry M. Paulson Jr. to be the next U.S. Treasury Secretary. Mr. Paulson will face many challenges if he is confirmed…

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REID FIGHTS FOR OVER $85K FOR ESMERALDA COUNTY

Funding Would Relieve Financial Strain on Goldfield and Local Communities Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Harry Reid is committed to increase funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program that could bring over $85,000 to Esmeralda County next year. The PILT program provides payments to local communities to compensate them for losses to…

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REID FIGHTS FOR NEARLY $1.9 MILLION FOR ELKO COUNTY

Funding Would Relieve Financial Strain on Elko and Local Communities Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Harry Reid is committed to increase funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program that could bring nearly $1.9 million to Elko County next year. The PILT program provides payments to local communities to compensate them for losses…

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REID FIGHTS FOR OVER $652K FOR WHITE PINE COUNTY

Funding Would Relieve Financial Strain on Ely and Local Communities Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Harry Reid is committed to increase funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program that could bring over $652,000 to White Pine County next year. The PILT program provides payments to local communities to compensate them for losses…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Friday, May 26, 2006

H.Con.Res.418, Adjournment Resolution (to Monday, June 5th) H.R.3829, a bill to designate the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma as the “Jack C. Montgomery Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center” S.3322, a bill to build operational readiness in Civilian agencies S.Res.496, a resolution to commend the Kansas City Kansas Community College Debate…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00161

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Dirk Kempthorne to be Secretary of the InteriorResult: Agreed to (85-8, 7 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00160

On the Nomination: Confirmation General Michael V. Hayden, U.S. Air Force, to be Director of the Central Intelligence AgencyResult: Confirmed (78-15, 7 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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