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Month August 2006

DEMOCRATS CALL ON PRESIDENT TO UPHOLD HIS PROMISE OF A DEMOCRACY IN IRAQ

Washington, DC – Senate Democratic Leader Reid and Senator Ted Kennedy released a letter to President Bush addressing reports that his administration is considering alternative forms of governments in Iraq besides democracy. The Democratic leaders called on the President to fulfill his commitment to the American people that his administration will continue to promote democracy…

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REID: WE NEED A NEW DIRECTION TO PROTECT AMERICANS

Washington, DC – Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement on today’s ruling that President Bush’s domestic spying program is unconstitutional: “Today’s ruling is the latest example of how the Bush Administration has jeopardized our efforts in the war on terror. The Administration’s decision to ignore the Constitution and the Congress has come…

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NEW STUDY AFFIRMS CLINTON AND REID LEGISLATION WILL SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE UNWANTED PREGNANCIES

Washington, DC — Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) today hailed the release of a new report from the non-partisan Guttmacher Institute affirming that their legislation to expand access to contraception through Medicaid would reduce significantly the number of unintended pregnancies. The Guttmacher Institute Study, “Rekindling Efforts to Prevent…

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REID: WE NEED A NEW DIRECTION TO PROTECT AMERICANS

Washington, DC – As President Bush continues his weeklong media campaign to convince Americans that they are safer today than before September 11th, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid released the following statement: “Today the President once again tried to convince Americans that he’s taken all the steps necessary to keep them safe. Unfortunately, the facts…

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REID STATEMENT ON SOCIAL SECURITY’S 71st ANNIVERSARY

Washington, DC – With Republicans continuing their quest to privatize Social Security, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid released the following statement on the program’s 71st anniversary: “Seventy-one years after Social Security was created, it continues to play a key role in the lives of millions of working Americans. Social Security’s success in lifting 13 million…

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REID CALLS FOR ANSWERS ON ADMINISTRATION DATA SECURITY FAILURES

Washington, DC — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid today sent the following letter to President Bush, demanding improvements in the incompetent handling of government data security demonstrated by the Bush Administration. This week alone, two federal agencies admitted to losing the personal information of a combined 171,000 individuals, failures that follow similar and still more…

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REID STATEMENT ON BRITISH TERROR PLOT

Washington, DC — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid released the following statement on the British terror plot: “I commend British authorities for defusing this terror plot and apprehending the suspects. Their actions protected the lives of innocent civilians, including many American citizens. Today’s events are an important reminder that we need to renew our focus…

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REID: BUSH SHOULD TAKE ACTION NOW TO EASE OIL SUPPLY CRUNCH

Washington, DC – Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid released the following statement calling on President Bush to take swift action to ease the strain on oil markets caused by British Petroleum’s pipeline shutdown in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska: “After months of doing little to nothing to address the record high gasoline prices Americans are paying all…

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REID: THE WAIT WILL END FOR STEM CELL RESEARCH

Washington, DC — On the five year anniversary of President Bush’s stem cell ban, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid renewed his commitment to fighting for this potentially life saving research: “Today marks a day of renewed determination. Despite five years of setbacks, no one should give up hope. With the right leadership, the promise of…

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REID SPOKESMAN: AMERICANS UNDERSTAND WE NEED A NEW DIRECTION IN IRAQ

Washington, DC — Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, released the following statement today on comments by White House Spokesman Tony Snow that Americans should stick to failed Republican policies in Iraq that have made our country less safe. While Republicans remain united behind a failed policy in Iraq, Democrats and the…

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