Senate Democrats

October 2007
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Day October 30, 2007

Senate Democrats Invest in Passenger Rail Service: American Travelers, Taxpayers, and our Environment Benefit

Senate Democrats have taken strong action to give travelers and commuters more options, relieve crowding on highways and in airports, and reduce oil consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by passing a six-year, $11.6 billion bill to reauthorize and strengthen Amtrak.  The bipartisan bill, S.294, the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2007, also includes…


The Bush Record on Fiscal Responsibility and Misplaced Priorities

After turning record surpluses into record deficits and increasing spending 50 percent, President Bush has no credibility on the issue of fiscal responsibility. Yet his speech today perfectly illustrates how his priorities compare to Democrats’ priorities and the priorities of our hard-working middle-class families. President Bush is willing to spend endlessly for the war in…


Reid: President’s Nomination Of New Veterans Affairs Secretary Long Overdue

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after President Bush nominated Gen. James Peake to be the new Department of Veterans Affairs: “With the military and VA increasingly stretched thin by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is long past time that the President put in place a new Secretary…


Reid: Republicans Refuse To Take Yes For An Answer On Children’s Health

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to Senate Republican leaders’ objections to taking up children’s health legislation after completion of the farm bill, even though Republicans themselves requested we delay consideration of the CHIP bill: “Already on a record pace to slow, stall and stop the legislative process…


Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, October 30, 2007

S.294, Amtrak Reauthorization bill