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Day September 18, 2007

Democrats Send the President Landmark Legislation Calling for the Largest Increase in Student Aid Since the G.I. Bill

Higher education is becoming critical to success in our economy, yet it is becoming increasingly unaffordable and inaccessible.  Democrats recognize that students and their families are struggling to cover the rising cost of college and have made college affordability a top priority.  That is why under Democratic leadership, Congress overwhelmingly approved the College Cost Reduction…


Reid: Republicans Deny D.C. Citizens Basic Civil Right Of A Voice In Congress

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the Senate Republicans blocked a debate on the D.C. Voting Rights Act: “By blocking a debate in the Senate on D.C. voting rights, Republicans have continued to deny 600,000 U.S. citizens the right to voting representation in Congress.  It is an offense to…


Senate Democrats Working for D.C. Residents

Today the Senate voted against moving forward on a critical civil rights bill that sought to give the citizens of the District of Columbia the right to a voting representative in the US House of Representatives. However, the Senate today did vote to reauthorize a program that gives thousands of District of Columbia students fair…


Democrats, Veterans Discuss Push For Iraq Mission Worthy Of Troops’ Sacrifices

Washington, DC—Democratic Senators and Congressmen joined 40 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans today to discuss Democrats’ ongoing efforts toward a strategy that protects our troops, supports our veterans when they return home and keeps America safer while finding a political solution in Iraq.   “President Bush has pushed America’s military to the limit,” Senator Dick Durbin…


Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, September 18, 2007

H.R.1124, D.C. College Access Extension Act Motion to Proceed to S.1257, the D.C. Voting Rights bill