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Day April 19, 2007

Senate Roll Call Vote #00135

On Passage of the Bill: Final Passage S.378, As Amended; A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect judges, prosecutors, witnesses, victims, and their family members, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (97-0, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00135

On Passage of the Bill: Final Passage S.378, As Amended; A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect judges, prosecutors, witnesses, victims, and their family members, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (97-0, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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State Legislators Oppose President Bush’s Failed War Strategy

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Senate Democrats and state legislators from across the country today discussed their opposition to President Bush’s escalation of the war in Iraq. Resolutions and letters calling for a change of course in Iraq have been introduced in 29 states and passed in more than a dozen. These state governing bodies join the majority of…

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President Bush in Ohio

One day after the deadliest day in Baghdad since the beginning of the new security initiative, President Bush today is delivering remarks on the global war on terror at Tippecanoe High School in Tipp City, Ohio. While the President likes to call Iraq “the central front in the war on terror,” the discouraging truth is…

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Pentagon Confirms President Misstating Funding Facts in Iraq

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada delivered the following statement today on the floor of the United States Senate following the Army’s acknowledgment that it can pay for the Iraq war through June: Mr. President, the White House has been telling America that Democrats are doing the wrong thing by calling for a…

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President Bush Is Alone in Supporting the Attorney General

President Bush continues to support his Attorney General: “President Bush was pleased with the Attorney General’s testimony today. After hours of testimony in which he answered all of the Senators’ questions and provided thousands of pages of documents, he again showed that nothing improper occurred. He admitted the matter could have been handled much better,…

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Rhetoric Vs. Reality: Responding to Republican Attacks on the Supplemental Appropriations Bill

For the past several weeks, the White House and its Republican allies in the House and Senate have launched a full-scale attack on Congress’s handling of the Fiscal Year 2007 supplemental appropriations bill.  Hoping to shift blame for war funding shortfalls, declining military readiness, and a failing strategy in Iraq, Republicans are employing false claims…

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The Facts on Iraq Spending

On April 16, the Department of the Army informed Congress that it has the funds to keep operations running through the end of June. This information contradicts the timeline the President has put forth in his effort to pressure Congress to send him the supplemental funding bill in the form he would prefer. President Bush…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, April 19, 2007

S.378, the Court Security bill

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