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Day June 11, 2007

H.R. 6, the Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection, and Energy Efficiency Act of 2007

Summary and Background On June 11, 2007, Senator Reid et al introduced the Senate Energy bill, the Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection, and Energy Efficiency Act of 2007, as a complete substitute amendment to H.R.6 on the Senate floor.  The Senate Energy bill combines the text of bills reported out of the Energy and Natural Resources,…


Fact vs. Fiction: Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

Americans have lost confidence in Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Below are some of the reasons why Senators should vote today to express a lack of confidence in the Attorney General. On issue after issue, Gonzales’s statements leave Americans with more questions than answers. The country needs an Attorney General focused on administering justice. Americans Have…


Líderes demócratas hacen un llamado al Presidente para que demuestre más liderazgo en cuanto a la reforma migratoria

Washington, DC—Los líderes demócratas del Senado le enviaron la siguiente carta al Presidente Bush hoy, haciéndole un llamado a demostrar más liderazgo y persuadir a los republicanos del Senado a no bloquear los esfuerzos de aprobar una reforma de inmigración fuerte, justa y práctica.  Los demócratas están trabajando para fortalecer la seguridad fronteriza, reunificar a…


S. J. Res. 14, Expressing the Sense of the Senate that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales No Longer Holds the Confidence of Senate and the American People

Summary and Background On May 24, 2007, Senator Schumer introduced S.J.Res.14, a joint resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales no longer holds the confidence of the Senate and of the American people.  The joint resolution has 28 original co-sponsors, including Majority Leader Reid, Assistant Majority Leader Durbin, and Senators…


Americans Have Lost Confidence in the Attorney General

Today, every Senator will have the opportunity to go on record and either approve or disapprove of the performance of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.  Gonzales has repeatedly shown that he lacks the leadership necessary to run the Justice Department.  Republicans have joined Democrats in speaking out in protest of Gonzales’ poor management and questionable judgment. …


Senate Democrats Move Forward on a New Energy Policy

During the 110th Congress, Senate Democrats have been working to address our most challenging energy needs.  Senate Committees in the 110th Congress have held 44 hearings on energy and climate issues.  On March 29, 2007, the Environment and Public Works Committee reported S.992, which would direct federal buildings to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas…


Reid: Democrats’ Energy Plan Will Strengthen National Security, Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke today at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, outlining Democrats’ energy goals for the 110th Congress. Sen. Reid discussed the upcoming Senate debate on S.1419, which would protect consumers from price-gouging, strengthen the economy, increase energy efficiency, develop cleaner alternative fuels and enhance the electricity grid.The following are…