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Middle-Class Life Under Bush: Less Affordable and Less Secure

For millions of hard-working, middle-class families, life under the Bush presidency has grown less affordable and less secure.  President Bush’s record of fiscal incompetence and mismanagement and Republicans’ close ties with special interests have helped lead to both lower wages and skyrocketing costs for basic necessities like gas, health care, and college tuition.  Unfortunately, instead…

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‘Grand Obstructionist Party’ Continues Efforts to Block Progress, While Democrats Move America in a New Direction

 ”The strategy of being obstructionist can work or fail … and so far it’s working for us.” — Republican Whip, Senator Trent Lott (Roll Call, 4/18/07) The 110th Congress has been hard at work.  Unfortunately, while Senate Democrats have been working to lead the way, Senate Republicans have been working to stand in the way. …

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Reid: Senate Democrats Lead Passage Of 9/11 Commission Recommendations

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today after the U.S. Senate passed the 9/11 Commission recommendations conference report, 85-8:   “By sending the President a bill to finally fully implement the 9/11 Commission recommendations, Senate Democrats are continuing to make America safer after years of Congressional and Administration inaction. We are funding our…

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The Iraq Accountability Project – A Wrap-Up of this Week’s Senate Oversight in Iraq

This week Senate Democrats continued holding oversight on the President’s conduct of the war.  Senate Democrats are united in their determination to hold the President accountable for his failed strategy in Iraq and guarantee veterans receive the care they earned, and deserve. Tuesday, July 24th Senate Committee on Foreign Relations “Nomination: The Honorable Henrietta Holsman…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00283

On the Motion to Recommit: DeMint Motion to Recommit H.R.1 to Conference, with Instructions; A bill to provide for the implementation of the recommendations of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.Result: Rejected (26-67, 7 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00282

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.2638, As Amended; A bill making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (89-4, 7 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00283

On the Motion to Recommit: DeMint Motion to Recommit H.R.1 to Conference, with Instructions; A bill to provide for the implementation of the recommendations of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.Result: Rejected (26-67, 7 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00282

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.2638, As Amended; A bill making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (89-4, 7 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00281

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2481: DeMint S.Amdt.2481 ; To prohibit the use of funds to remove offenses from the list of criminal offenses disqualifying individuals from receiving TWIC cards.Result: Agreed to (93-1, 6 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00280

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2498: Sanders S.Amdt.2498; To prohibit funds made available in this Act from being used to implement a rule or regulation related to certain petitions for aliens to perform temporary labor in the United States.Result: Agreed to (51-43, 6 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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