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Day July 11, 2007

Rhetoric v. Reality: President Bush And The Economy

Today, President Bush attempted to paper over his record deficits and sad economic record.  Unfortunately, for middle-class Americans struggling to pay the bills and future generations who will be forced to pay off the debt, his record is all too real.  Below is a brief rundown on the reality behind Bush’s rhetoric. RHETORIC: President Bush…

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Reid: National Security Reviews Of Foreign Investments Will Make America Safer

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement following the House’s passage of the Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007, which requires our intelligence community to thoroughly analyze foreign companies’ and governments’ investments in America to ensure they are in our nation’s interest: “The Foreign Investment and National Security Act of…

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America Speaks Out On The War In Iraq: Military Readiness

Washington, DC— U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator Debbie Stabenow joined representatives of America’s veterans and their families Wednesday for the third in a series of events to underscore how each and every American, from every walk of life, is being impacted by the Iraq war and the failed policies of the Bush Administration.  The…

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Reid: Republicans Again Fail To Support Our Troops

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement today in response to Republican efforts to defeat two bipartisan amendments to enhance military readiness:  “Republicans had two opportunities today to match their words with action and support the soldiers who are risking their lives in Iraq and bearing the burden of this open-ended civil…

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Reid: Growing Al Qaeda Threat Underscores Need To Change Iraq Strategy, Refocus Bush Administration Efforts On Terrorism

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to press reports that U.S. intelligence analysts assess al Qaeda has rebuilt its operating capability to pre-Sept. 11 levels: “Given President Bush’s stubborn dedication to keeping our overextended military mired in an Iraqi civil war, it is not surprising that al Qaeda…

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Reid: Democrats Support Troop-Readiness Amendment That Begins Rebuilding Our Overburdened Military

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada spoke today on the floor of the U.S. Senate in support of Senator Jim Webb’s military readiness amendment to the Defense Authorization bill. Following are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Yesterday marked six months from the day that President Bush introduced his ‘temporary’ troop escalation plan…

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Webb Amendment Essential for Troops and National Security

Multiple and extended deployments and rotations that keep our troops in battle longer than they are home have strained our forces and their families.  It has endangered our ability to respond to both threats abroad and disasters at home.  Senator Webb’s amendment addresses these problems, ensuring our heroes have adequate rest and training time.  Republicans…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, July 11, 2007

H.R.1585, the Defense Authorization bill

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