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Day June 21, 2007

Under Democratic Leadership, the 110th Congress is Taking America in a New Direction

Only six months into the 110th Congress, Senate Democrats have made significant strides in advancing our Six for ’06 agenda.  After nearly a decade of Republican control, we have worked to restore fiscal responsibility in Washington and pass key legislation on homeland security, troop readiness, veterans’ health care, Iraq policy, energy independence, economic competitiveness, ethics…

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Reid: Energy Vote Shows Again That Democrats Want To Lead The Way, Republicans Want Stand In The Way

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Republicans blocked a vote on $32 billion tax-cut package that would invest in renewable energy: “Democrats continue to deliver on our promises to lower energy costs while most Republicans continue to pander to the big oil and energy companies. In voting against tax…

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Senate Democrats Are Protecting America Against Terrorism, Working to Reverse Bush Administration’s Flawed Strategy

In the nearly six years since 9/11, the Bush Administration has failed to bring bin Laden to justice, diminish the terrorist threat, or advance a viable strategy for countering extremist ideologies.  As a result, the world is less secure and we are less safe here at home.  Global terrorist attacks have reached an all-time high,…

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Reid: Democrats Pass Energy Bill To Strengthen Economy, National Security

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the Senate passed S.6, the National Energy and Environmental Security Act of 2007: “Tonight’s vote was a victory for the American people. This bill starts America on a path toward reducing our reliance on oil by increasing the nation’s use of renewable fuels…

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Democrats are Working to Stop the Increase in Violent Crime by Restoring Funding to State and Local Law Enforcement Programs

In 1994, faced with a national crime crisis, Congress passed the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, (theCrime Bill), which provided federal funds to allow state and local law enforcement to hire additional police officers.  The results were dramatic: between 1994 and 2001, violent crime dropped by more than 26 percent, the most sustained…

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H.R. 800, the Employee Free Choice Act of 2007

Summary and Background On March 1, 2007, the House of Representatives passed H.R.800, the Employee Free Choice Act of 2007, on a 241-185 vote.  On March 2, the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar.  On June 19, Majority Leader Reid filed a cloture motion to proceed to the legislation.  H.R.800 would amend the…

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Democratic Accomplishments in the 110th Congress: Leading America in a New Direction

Less than six months into the 110th Congress, Senate Democrats have made significant strides in passing important, common-sense legislation that reflect the priorities of the American people.  After nearly a decade of Republican control, Democrats have worked to restore fiscal responsibility in Washington and pass key legislation on Iraq policy, homeland security, troop readiness, veterans’…

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Reid: Votación sobre energía demuestra nuevamente que los demócrats quieren dirigir, los republicanos quieren obstruir el camino

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy luego de que los republicanos bloquearan una votación sobre una medida de recortes de impuestos de $32,000 millones que invertiría en energía renovable:  “Los demócratas continuamos cumpliendo con nuestras promesas de disminuir los costos de energía mientras que la mayoría…

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President Bush Blocks Legislation to Advance Stem Cell Research…Again

On June 20, President Bush vetoed S.5, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act, for the second time blocking legislation to advance research on embryonic stem cells.  Both S.5 and the stem cell legislation vetoed by the President in the last Congress were approved by bipartisan majorities in both the House and the Senate, with nearly…

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Senate Democrats Stand Behind Our Promises to Our Troops and Veterans

The Bush Administration has spent the last six years talking about, yet failing to fulfill its commitment to, our troops and veterans.  While touting its support for our servicemen and women, the Administration has pursued policies that have stretched our military to the breaking point, left our soldiers to shoulder the burden of its failed…

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