Senate Democrats

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Day September 19, 2007

Reid: By Blocking Bill Requiring Adequate Time At Home Between Deployments, Republicans Again Fail To Support Our Troops

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement today after Republicans blocked the Webb-Hagel Amendment to enhance military readiness:  “In blocking this bipartisan bill, Republicans have once again demonstrated that they are more committed to protecting the President than protecting our troops.  They have shown they will allow President Bush’s flawed war strategy…


Reid: Democrats Committed To Modernizing FISA To Make America Safer, Protect Citizens’ Rights

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following remarks today in response to President Bush’s comments today on FISA legislation: “Democrats will provide every legal and effective tool the intelligence community needs to protect America.  The Democratic Congress will pass legislation to strengthen the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, while also respecting the privacy of law-abiding Americans.  Neither the White House nor…


Overstretched and Under Strain: Bush Administration Mismanagement of Our Military Leaves Us Less Capable of Responding to Threats at Home and Around the World

The Bush Administration’s flawed Iraq policies, including its failure to send in enough troops to secure the peace, its failure to advance a comprehensive strategy for victory, its failure to anticipate and plan for a protracted conflict, and its continued pursuit of a failing surge plan, along with its inadequate funding of our military –…


Murray, Pryor, University Officials Discuss Democrats’ Higher Education Bill

Washington, DC—Senators Patty Murray and Mark Pryor joined University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Chancellor Lawrence A. Davis and Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd on a conference call today to discuss the higher education bill Democrats are sending President Bush.  The bill makes higher education affordable for more Americans by providing the largest…


Reid: Bipartisan Webb-Hagel Amendment Would Begin Critical Process Of Rebuilding Our Overburdened Military

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate in support of the Webb-Hagel Amendment to enhance military readiness.  Below are Reid’s remarks as prepared for delivery: “The fight to end the war in Iraq – and refocus our efforts against those who attacked us on…


Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, September 19, 2007

H.R.1585, the Department of Defense Authorization bill