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Month June 2006

REID: THE FREEDOM OF THE INTERNET SHOULD BE PROTECTED

Washington, DC — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate Commerce Committee passed the Communications, Consumers’ Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006. “While the Senate Commerce Committee did move forward and pass telecommunications-reform legislation, this legislation unfortunately did not contain key provisions. The bill does not ensure that the…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, June 29, 2006

S.3569, the Oman Free Trade Agreement

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, June 28, 2006

H.R.4912, Rural Health Care Access

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REID CALLS FOR ATTENTION TO VOTING RIGHTS ACT

Washington, DC — Barely a month after a bipartisan and bicameral press conference on the steps of the United States Congress to announce plans to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act, that vital legislation now appears stalled in both the House and Senate. Urging the Senate to keep its commitment to such an important safeguard of…

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REID: AMERICANS SHOULD NOT PAY FOR BUSH REPUBLICAN INCOMPETENCE

Washington, DC — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid today issued the following statement after the Bush Administration announced that it would pay for free credit checks at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by slashing funding needed to support farmers, college students, and Americans on food stamps. The credit checks are necessary because the VA…

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DEMOCRATS DEMAND A REAL PLAN FOR IRAQ

Washington, DC — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid today joined Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer, Carl Levin, and Jack Reed to demand that Bush Republicans join Democrats, America’s Generals, and the Iraqis to work for change of course in Iraq. In the fourth year of the war, with new and growing threats around the world that…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Morning Business Nomination of Henry Paulson to be Secretary of the Treasury

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, June 27, 2006

S.801, a bill to designate the “John Milton Bryan Simpson U.S. Courthouse” in Jacksonville, Florida S.2650, a bill to designate the “Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. Federal Courthouse” in Greenville, South Carolina S.Res.522, a resolution to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the cities of Bristol, Tennessee and Bristol, Virginia S.Res.523, a resolution commending the Oregon State…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00189

On the Joint Resolution: S.J.Res.12 as Amended; A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.Result: Rejected (66-34, 2/3 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00188

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 4543: Durbin S.Amdt.4543; To provide a complete substitute.Result: Rejected (36-64, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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