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Month August 2007

Reid Statement On Retirement Of U.S. Senator John Warner

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada made the following statement following the announcement by U.S. Senator John Warner of his retirement from the U.S. Senate next year: “The Senate will be losing a friend and a colleague with the retirement of Senator John Warner. I was fortunate to serve with him for many…

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Reid: As Labor Day Approaches, Democrats Continue To Put Working Families First

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today to commemorate Labor Day: “This Monday we will pause to honor America’s hard-working men and women and the daily contributions they make to our country.  But we cannot forget that so many workers in the world’s wealthiest nation continue to struggle.  New Census data…

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Reid: Es hora de un rumbo nuevo en Irak

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy sobre el informe preliminar de la Oficina de Responsabilidad del Gobierno (GAO, por sus siglas en inglés) sobre Irak:   “Mientras esperamos la publicación del informe desclasificado de la GAO a principios de la semana próxima que aparentemente concluye que…

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Reid: It Is Time For A New Direction In Iraq

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the Government Accounting Office’s (GAO) draft report on Iraq: “While we await the publication of the unclassified GAO report early next week which appears to conclude that 15 of 18 benchmarks for progress in Iraq have not been met, it is clear that…

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President Bush on Iraq: More Empty Rhetoric

For the second time in two weeks, President Bush sought to rally support for his failing Iraq policy with pure rhetoric. Last week, the President reversed himself and compared Iraq to Vietnam. Today, President Bush once again claimed that Iraq presents a “direct threat to American peace and security,” despite the judgment of the U.S.…

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Reid: Flawed Iraq Strategy Making America Less Secure

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada made the following statement today, following President Bush’s speech at the American Legion’s National Convention in Reno, NV:  "President Bush’s speech today missed the mark yet again.  All Americans agree that we must continue to fight extremists and that we must help the Iraqi people build a…

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Katrina Recovery: Two Years Later

Since January, Senate Democrats have made a strong commitment to the Gulf Coast region. Democrats have authorized and financed vital projects in the region while fighting obstacles imposed by the White House and executive branch agencies in getting aid to hurricane victims. Below is a brief summary of the commitment Democrats have made to the…

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Reid Statement On Resignation Of Alberto Gonzalez

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today, following the announcement of the resignation of Alberto Gonzales as U.S. Attorney General: "Alberto Gonzales was never the right man for this job.  He lacked independence, he lacked judgment, and he lacked the spine to say no to Karl Rove. This resignation is not the end…

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Declaraciones de Reid sobre renuncia de Alberto Gonzáles

Washington, DC – El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy, luego del anuncio de la renuncia de Alberto Gonzáles como Fiscal General de los Estados Unidos:   “Alberto Gonzáles nunca fue la persona correcta para este puesto. Le faltaba independencia, le faltaba juicio y le faltaba la espina…

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In Radio Address, Former Senator Max Cleland Examines Situation In Iraq

Washington, DC—Former Senator Max Cleland of Georgia delivers this week’s Democratic Radio Address.  He discuses the President’s failed strategy in Iraq and how to bring our troops home safely from an open-ended civil war.   The text of the radio address, as delivered, is below: My fellow Americans, this is Max Cleland, former U.S. Senator from…

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