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Day October 17, 2007

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, October 17, 2007

S.Res.349, a resolution commending former Vice President Albert Gore on the receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize S.Res.350, a resolution commending the recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize for Medicine H.Con.Res.182, a concurrent resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Week

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Reid: Dalai Lama A Voice For Reason In Crisis And Wisdom In Chaos

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following remarks today upon awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the Dalai Lama: “In the history of our Republic, the Congressional Gold Medal has been awarded just 145 times.  Less than one per year.  Each and every recipient, from George Washington to Mother Teresa to Elie Wiesel…

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Reid: President Bush’s Lectures On Fiscal Responsibility Lack Credibility

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to President Bush’s comments this morning: “It is quite disingenuous for President Bush to lecture Congress on our work while he vetoes critical legislation like children’s health insurance and threatens to veto legislation that funds such critical priorities as education, medical research…

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S. 1710, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, 2008

Summary and Background On June 27, 2007, the Senate Committee on Appropriations favorably reported S.1710, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, 2008 (L-HHS-Ed). L-HHS-Ed would provide a total of $605.54 billion for three major federal departments and numerous related agencies, most of which is for mandatory programs. …

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Finance Leaders Fight Myths On Children’s Health As House Vote To Override Veto Approaches

Letter to hundreds of House colleagues refutes common misinformation Washington, DC – Today, leaders of the Senate Finance Committee reached out to their colleagues in the House of Representatives to dispel myths surrounding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act.  In a letter to all members of the House, Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Ranking…

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En Cumbre de Jóvenes Latinos, líderes demócratas del Senado resaltan necesidad de compromiso cívico

Washington, D.C. – Los demócratas del Senado resaltaron hoy la importancia del compromiso cívico de los jóvenes hispanos, como parte de la Primera Cumbre de Líderes Jóvenes Latinos de los Demócratas del Senado.  La actividad le dio a casi 150 jóvenes latinos de todo el país la oportunidad de interactuar con senadores y discutir asuntos…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, October 17, 2007

H.R.3043, the Labor, HHS, Education Appropriations bill

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