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Day September 4, 2007

Senate Roll Call Vote #00311

On the Nomination: Confirmation Jim Nussle, of Iowa, to be Director of the Office of Management and BudgetResult: Confirmed (69-24, 7 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00311

On the Nomination: Confirmation Jim Nussle, of Iowa, to be Director of the Office of Management and BudgetResult: Confirmed (69-24, 7 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, September 04, 2007

H.R.2642, Military Construction/Veterans Affairs Appropriations

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H.R. 2642, the Fiscal Year 2008 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act

Summary H.R.2642, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2008, would provide $109.2 billion ($64.7 billion in discretionary funds) in appropriations for military construction, military family housing, and veterans affairs programs.  This amount is $18.2 billion more than last year’s funding levels for these programs, excluding emergency supplemental funding, and $4 billion more than…

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Reid: GAO Report Confirms It Is Past Time For A New Strategy In Iraq

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to the GAO report concluding the majority of benchmarks for progress in Iraq remain unmet at a time when al Qaeda has grown only stronger: “Today’s GAO report confirms that the President’s Iraq strategy is simply not working.  Levels of violence remain…

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President Bush Can No Longer Hide Behind Failed Escalation Strategy

During his “surprise” visit to Iraq this past weekend, the President touted success in al-Anbar province as a reason to keep his failed escalation policy in place. Unfortunately, the President’s rhetoric does not match the reality on the ground in Iraq. According to the President himself, the troop escalation was meant to allow Iraq’s political…

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Reid: This Work Period, Democrats Will Continue To Fight For Responsible End To War And Invest In America’s Priorities

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on the floor of the U.S. Senate today outlined the Democrats’ agenda for the new work period: “Before I begin my remarks on the Fall calendar, I would like to say a few words about two of our most distinguished colleagues – Senators John Warner and Edward Kennedy.  Last…

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Reid: Informe de la GAO confirma que se necesita un rumbo nuevo en Irak desde hace tiempo

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy en respuesta al informe de la Oficina de Responsabilidad del Gobierno (GAO, por sus siglas en inglés) que concluye que la mayoría de las metas o “benchmarks” de progreso en Irak aún no se han alcanzado en un momento en…

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Reid: Vote Against Confirming OMB Director Sends Signal Of Opposition To Bush’s Flawed Fiscal Policy

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today regarding his intent to vote “no” on confirming Congressman Jim Nussle as Director of the Office of Management and Budget: “This President has presided over a period of historic fiscal irresponsibility that has seen this nation’s debt grow by more than $3 trillion, much…

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FACT CHECK: Minority Leader McConnell and Republican Obstruction

At his press conference today, Minority Leader McConnell claimed that his record-setting use of filibusters to slow the process in the Senate was a tool to stop overly partisan legislation. But barely an hour after his press conference discussing the virtues of bipartisanship, McConnell went to the Senate floor and objected to a motion by…

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