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Month April 2007

Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, April 30, 2007

S.1082, the FDA Reauthorization bill

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The Iraq Accountability Project: This Week’s Senate Oversight on Iraq

The American people demanded a change of course in Iraq, and the 110th Congress intends to press President Bush to provide it. As the President threatens to veto a bill that will fully fund the troops and transition the mission, Senate committees continue to hold oversight hearings on the administration’s policies in Iraq. This Week…

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Reid: President Should Listen to Will of People, Sign Bill to Change Course in Iraq

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Senate Majority Leader Harry of Nevada Reid made the following statement on the floor today. Mr. President, last Thursday a bipartisan majority of the Senate passed H.R. 1591, the Fiscal Year 2007 Emergency Supplemental Funding conference report. This bill will be sent to the President’s desk tomorrow. I strongly encourage him to set aside…

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S. 1082, the Food and Drug Administration Revitalization Act

Background and Summary On April 24, 2007, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP Committee) approved S.1082, the Food and Drug Administration Revitalization Act.  As reported by the HELP Committee, S.1082 reauthorizes the Food and Drug Administration’s prescription drug and medical device user fee programs, and also includes provisions to improve drug safety,…

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Reid: Increase In Terrorist Attacks Underscores Administration’s Failed Policy In Iraq

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today in response to the State Department’s annual global terrorism survey: “The State Department’s annual terrorism report is yet another reminder that the Bush Administration has failed to make America more secure.  The data paints a troubling picture, with terrorist attacks up sharply over the…

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Improving Health Coverage for Children is America’s Top Health Priority

Improving health coverage for children through reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is the top health priority for Congress.  SCHIP has played a crucial role in helping to reduce the rate of uninsured lower-income children over the past ten years.  The program requires reauthorization by Congress by September 30th of this year. …

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Sen. Reid’s Fine Leadership

The Senate Democratic Caucus sent a letter to the Washington Post to contest the attack on Senator Harry Reid’s Leadership by David S. Broder in his April 26 column, “The Democrat’s Gonzalez.” The letter was signed by Sen. Reid’s 50 colleagues in the caucus: Sen. Reid’s Fine Leadership Washington Post Letter to the Editor Friday,…

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Senate Leaders Urge President To Sign Bill That Funds Troops And Change Mission In Iraq

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senate leaders in New York today urged President Bush to sign the emergency spending bill the Senate passed yesterday and will send to the White House early next week. Senators Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer, Patty Murray and Byron Dorgan discussed the recently passed legislation, which fully provides for our troops and lays out a strategy to change…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, April 26, 2007

S.Res.174, a resolution honoring the entrepreneurial spirit of small business concerns in the U.S. during National Small Business Week S.Res.175, a resolution recognizing the 59th Anniversary of the independence of the State of Israel

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00147

On the Conference Report: H.R.1591 Conference Report; A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (51-46, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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