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Month October 2007

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…

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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…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, October 30, 2007

S.294, Amtrak Reauthorization bill

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, October 29, 2007

S.Res.359, a resolution congratulating the Boston Red Sox on winning the 2007 World Series

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, October 29, 2007

S.294, Amtrak Reauthorization bill

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Reid: As Oil Prices Increase, So Does Urgency With Which We Must Enact Energy Reforms

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate: “Last night, the low temperature in many parts of the East Coast and throughout the country fell into the 30s.  That meant that this morning, millions of Americans reached into their closets for scarves, flannel suits and…

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Senate Democratic Leaders Call On President To End Delay, Nominate New Secretary Of Veterans Affairs

Washington, DC—As Veterans’ Day approaches, Senate Democratic leaders today issued the following letter to President Bush, urging him to quickly nominate a new Secretary of Veterans Affairs.  With the military and VA stretched thin by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in light of mismanagement of veterans’ health care at facilities like Walter Reed,…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Friday, October 26, 2007

S.Res.357, a resolution to designate the week of November 11-17, 2007 as “National Veterans Awareness Week” S.Res.347, a resolution designating May 2008 as “National Be Bear Aware and Wildlife Stewardship Month” S.Res.346, a resolution expressing heartfelt sympathy for the victims of the devastating floods (with technical amendments)

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FACT CHECK: President Bush Misleading on Children’s Health Insurance

This morning, the President continued spinning fictions about the Children’s Health Insurance bill. But the facts are clear. Despite the President’s refusal to meet with Congressional leaders, Democrats in Congress crafted a bill to respond to Republican concerns, in an effort to win their support, and the President’s signature. But the President’s continued veto threats…

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Reid: Bush Recklessly Spends Overseas, Ignores Investments In America

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to President Bush’s comments this morning: “President Bush’s speech was an announcement of his intent to continue turning his back on the priorities of the American people: giving police officers the resources they need to protect our communities, ensuring children can see…

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