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Day May 16, 2007

Reid: Budget Agreement Cuts Taxes, Balances Budget, Puts Working Families First

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Senate and House negotiators reached an agreement on a budget plan for fiscal year 2008: “Democrats will pass a budget that cuts taxes for middle-class families and reflects the common values of the American people. It increases funding for critical national priorities and…


Reid: Democrats Will Continue To Push For Change Of Course In Iraq …

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement this morning on the floor of the U.S. Senate regarding Sen. Levin’s withdrawal of his amendment to change course in Iraq: Senator Levin introduced an amendment that I and many others believed was a sincere effort to bridge the differences between the White House and the…


Measuring Progress in Iraq: The Status of Political Benchmarks

In September, the Iraqi government publicly committed to meet a series of political benchmarks, by the end of 2006 or early 2007, for advancing the national reconciliation process, including measures for amending the constitution; holding provincial elections; reforming de-Baathification laws; regulating the oil industry; and disbanding sectarian militias.  In unveiling his new security plan for…


Senators Durbin, Schumer, Feingold and Kennedy Write to Attorney General Gonzalez

Senators Dick Durbin, Charles Schumer, Russell Feingold, and Edward Kennedy sent a letter today to Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez today requesting prompt response concerning questions stemming from former Deputy Attorney General James Comey’s dramatic testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Here is the text of the Senators’ letter to Mr. Gonzalez: May 16, 2007 The…


Democrats Remain Committed to Addressing the Needs of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

This month, as Democrats and the country recognize the many achievements of Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Americans (AAPIs), Democrats are working to advance the priorities that matter to this diverse community — and to all Americans, including economic security, health care access, education, civil rights, immigration reform, middle class tax relief, affordable housing,…


Democrats Remain Committed to Fund Our Troops & Change Course In Iraq

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Senators Dick Durbin, Charles Schumer, John Kerry, Russell Feingold and Ron Wyden held a press conference today discussing Democratic efforts to change in course in Iraq. To watch a video of this press conference please click here. Here is an unofficial transcript of the Senators’ remarks from the video:


Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, May 16, 2007

H.R.1495, the Water Resources Development Act