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Day April 23, 2007

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, April 23, 2007

S.Res.165, a resolution relative to the death of Representative Juanita Millender-McDonald, of California S.Res.166, a resolution to commemorate the lifetime achievements of the Rev. Leon H. Sullivan H.R.1681, Red Cross Governance


Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, April 23, 2007

S.761, the Competitiveness bill


Reid And Pelosi Call On President To Support New Direction In Iraq

Washington, DC– Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement as the Conference Committee announced its report on the supplemental appropriations bill: The agreement reached between the House and the Senate rejects the President’s failed policies in Iraq and his open-ended commitment to keep American troops there indefinitely and forges a…


Reid: Congress Leading The Way For A New Direction In Iraq

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid delivered the following speech today at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Reid laid out a critique of President Bush’s record and current Iraq policy; outlined a sound strategy to fund our troops, change course in Iraq and bring the war to a responsible end; and discussed the…


Iraq: The Facts on the Ground

Today Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid delivered a speech at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars where he gave an honest assessment of the reality on the ground in Iraq. While the President today continued to talk about the progress his escalation plan is bringing to Iraq, the facts on the ground tell a…


How Much Are Oil and Gas Companies Investing in Clean Alternative Fuels?

In the past several weeks, gas prices have risen dramatically once again.  One reason for the spike is the “fear premium” caused partially by the Bush Administration’s deeply flawed foreign policy.  Another reason is the empty words and unfunded promises of the Administration’s short-sighted energy policy. President Bush’s budget choices have deprived the Treasury of…


The Senate Passes Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Conference Report to Address Critical National Security and Domestic Needs

On April 26, 2007, the Senate passed the conference report to the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007 by a vote of 51-46.  The legislation provides $124.2 billion in emergency funds primarily to support U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan; ensure continued recovery for the victims of Hurricanes…