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Month August 2007

Troubling Questions About the September Report on Iraq

Yesterday, a Los Angeles Times story raised grave concerns that the President may rely on White House operatives rather than seasoned experts when he writes his September report to Congress on whether his surge strategy in Iraq has achieved its original goal of providing a political solution for Iraq.  Today, theWashington Post reported that the…

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Reid, Pelosi Call on Bush to Provide Outstanding Information on FISA

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi  today sent President Bush the following letter, requesting that the President provide all documents and other information sought by the House and Senate Judiciary and Intelligence Committees in order to conduct oversight of the implementation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA):  August 16,…

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Reid: Administración de Bush le debe al Congreso y al pueblo estadounidense un informe honesto sobre Irak en septiembre

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy en respuesta a informes que señalan que la Casa Blanca desea limitar la información que pueda obtener el pueblo estadounidense sobre los informes de progreso sobre Irak:   “El esfuerzo de la Casa Blanca para prevenir que el General Petraeus…

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Democratic-Led Congress Strengthens the Nation’s Security and Economy

Reforms Will Promote Foreign Investments Consistent with National Security Priorities Following two years of debate about the need to reform the Administration’s national security review of foreign investment in the United States, the Democratic-led Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs developed legislation that would make important reforms to ensure that the process is…

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Reid: Senate Will Explore Long-Term Fixes To FISA In September

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent the following letter today to Senators Jay Rockefeller and Pat Leahy, encouraging them to develop long-term modernizations to FISA that better serve our national security interests than the law signed by President Bush this month: August 14, 2007 The Honorable John D. Rockefeller IV Chairman, Senate Select Committee…

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Reid: Seis meses después del aumento de tropas, los iraquíes no están más cerca de una solución política

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy sobre el aniversario de seis meses de la intensificación de la guerra en Irak del Presidente Bush:   “Mientras que nuestros hombres y mujeres valientes continúan luchando la guerra civil de Irak, los iraquíes siguen lejos de una solución política…

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Reid: Six Months Into Surge, Iraqis No Closer To Political Solution

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the six-month anniversary of President Bush’s escalation in Iraq:  “While our brave men and women continue to fight Iraq’s civil war, Iraqis remain far from a political solution and have not demonstrated any readiness to stand up and take responsibility for their own…

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Talk Is Cheap, President Bush’s Actions Ring Hollow on Veterans Care

Today, President Bush will tour the DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center. We hope he will address some of the glaring needs facing the nation’s wounded warriors. Unfortunately, under the Bush Administration, resources for Veterans’ services have been sorely lacking. Democrats have worked to make Veterans issues front and center by providing needed funding for critical…

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Reid: Bush’s Priorities are Not America’s Priorities

Washington, DC —Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to President Bush’s remarks this morning: "It is laughable that a man who has turned record surpluses into record deficits would lecture anyone about proper investments for our nation. In the last month alone President Bush has signaled that he would…

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Freshmen Senate Democrats Highlight Changes that are Leading America in a New Direction

Washington, DC —The freshmen Democratic Senators, elected to send the country in a new direction, today released an online video highlighting the promises they have kept and changes they have helped deliver in their first seven months in office. The American people demanded change in November, electing a Democratic majority – including nine new Democratic…

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