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Month September 2007

Report: Bush Administration Slow to Help Returning Wounded Warriors

Yesterday, the General Accountability Office released a report detailing the continued failure of the Pentagon and Veterans Administration to take care of America’s wounded warriors. According to the GAO, “Many challenges remain, and critical questions remain unanswered. Among the challenges is how the efforts of the Army, which has the bulk of the returning service…

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Reid: Congress Does Right Thing In Passing CHIP; It Is Now President Bush’s Turn

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the U.S. Senate passed the CHIP reauthorization bill:  “Democrats and Republicans, healthcare providers and patient advocates, rural and urban Americans, and citizens of all ages have all come together today in support of our nation’s children.  The bill we are sending to the…

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Democrats, Educators Call On Administration To Support Renewal of Children’s Health Care

Washington, DC—Democratic Senators and educators held a press conference today to discuss the importance of children’s health care and how poor healthcare not only affects children’s physical wellbeing, but has drastic effects on their education and ability to succeed later in life.  Democrats are urging the President to drop his irresponsible veto threat and join…

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Reid: Hate Crimes Bill Honors Fundamental American Commitment To Justice

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today following passage of The Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act, which will strengthen the ability of federal and local law enforcement officials to prosecute hate crimes. “Today the Senate sends a clear message that crimes motivated by hate will not be tolerated in…

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Reid Statement On Enactment Of Bill To Make College More Affordable For Students And Their Families

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada made the following statement today after President Bush signed the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 into law: “As skyrocketing tuition costs shut out more and more students from the promise and opportunity of higher education, I am proud that the Democratic bill to make…

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Improving Health Coverage for Children is America’s Top Health Priority…But Not the President’s

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)[1] has played a crucial role in helping to reduce the rate of uninsured low-income children over the past ten years.  By every measure, CHIP is cost-effective, and has been shown to work well in meeting the basic health care needs of our nation’s children.  The program will expire this…

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Reid: Bipartisan CHIP Bill Is Good For American Kids, Families

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate in favor of the CHIP reauthorization bill: “Just like any job in America, Senators have good days and bad days.  We all know what it’s like to leave work frustrated that we didn’t make the…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, September 27, 2007

H.R.1585, the Department of Defense Authorization bill Motion to Concur in House amendments to H.R.976, the Children’s Health Insurance bill

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, September 26, 2007

S.Res.333, Legal Counsel Representation

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00349

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3017: Kyl S.Amdt.3017 as Modified; To express the sense of the Senate regarding Iran.Result: Agreed to (76-22, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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