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Day July 24, 2007

Reid Pays Tribute To Fallen Capitol Police Officers On Ninth Anniversary Of Shooting

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the floor of the U.S. Senate in honor of the two Capitol Police Officers killed on duty nine years ago today: “Some of my colleagues know that when I attended George Washington Law School many years ago, I worked full time on the…

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What Is NOT Being Sent to Iraq

This morning, President Bush will watch cargo being loaded onto planes en route to Iraq. But there are a number of items that have not been sent to Iraq, despite being desperately needed by our troops. For instance, our troops lack the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles that could save hundreds of lives. Commanders in…

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Reid: Today’s Minimum-Wage Increase A Down Payment On Greater Economic Security For Working Americans

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today as the first raise for working Americans in 10 years goes into effect:  “Seventy years after President Roosevelt made a commitment to our parents and grandparents through the New Deal, too many Americans are now getting a raw deal.  Democrats, however, are delivering on…

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Democrats Keep Their Promise to Working Americans by Raising the Minimum Wage

In May, Democrats delivered on their promise to raise the minimum wage for millions of American workers.  The first installment of that raise goes into effect today, July 24, 2007.  Since the last increase in the minimum wage in 1997, prices for basic needs, from food to gasoline to child care have skyrocketed. By fighting…

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Backgrounder on Student Lenders

As college tuition has skyrocketed students are leaving college with more and more debt, to the benefit of student loan providers. At the same time, improper relationships between lenders and universities have contributed to the rising costs faced by students. As of Friday, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo had settled with 11 lenders in…

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Reid: Aumento del salario mínimo de hoy es adelanto para seguridad económica mayor para trabajadores hispanos

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid destacó la importancia para la economía nacional y para las familias trabajadoras estadounidenses al implementarse hoy el primer aumento de salario en 10 años para los trabajadores estadounidenses.  Este tan esperado aumento salarial ayudará a los trabajadores hispanos en particular y a sus familias, ya…

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Reid Vows To Pass Bill In Coming Days To Ensure Wounded Warriors Receive The Care They Deserve

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the floor of the U.S. Senate, announcing that Democrats will seek unanimous consent to pull the Wounded Warriors amendment from the Defense Authorization bill and pass it as a standalone bill: “Earlier this year, Americans were shocked by reports of a crisis at…

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Reid: President’s Flawed Iraq Strategy Distracts Us From Effectively Fighting An Emboldened Al Qaeda

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to President Bush’s remarks about Al Qaeda and the war in Iraq:  “The President’s claim that the war in Iraq is protecting us from Al Qaeda is as misguided and dangerous as the conclusions that drove us to Iraq in the first…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, July 24, 2007

S.1642, the Higher Education Amendments of 2007 H.J.Res.44, Burma Sanctions Extension H.R.2638, Homeland Security Appropriations

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