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Middle-Class Life Under Bush: Less Affordable and Less Secure

For millions of hard-working, middle-class families, life under the Bush presidency has grown less affordable and less secure.  President Bush’s record of fiscal incompetence and mismanagement and Republicans’ close ties with special interests have helped lead to both lower wages and skyrocketing costs for basic necessities like gas, health care, and college tuition.  Unfortunately, instead…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, October 26, 2007

S.294, Amtrak Reauthorization bill

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, October 25, 2007

H.R.3678, Internet Tax (with Sununu-Carper substitute amendment)

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00396

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3456: Sununu S.Amdt.3456 as Modified; To remove the limitation on the number of Amtrak routes available for competitive bid.Result: Rejected (27-64, 9 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00396

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3456: Sununu S.Amdt.3456 as Modified; To remove the limitation on the number of Amtrak routes available for competitive bid.Result: Rejected (27-64, 9 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00395

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3453: Sununu S.Amdt.3453; To prohibit Federal subsidies in excess of specified amounts on any Amtrak train route.Result: Rejected (28-66, 6 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00395

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3453: Sununu S.Amdt.3453; To prohibit Federal subsidies in excess of specified amounts on any Amtrak train route.Result: Rejected (28-66, 6 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid Statement of Fifth Anniversary Of Death Of Sen. Paul Wellstone

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate: “Five years ago today, the Senate family lost one of its hardest working and most respected members – Senator Paul David Wellstone, as well as his wonderful wife, Sheila, one of his three children, Marcia, and three…

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Bush Threatens to Veto New Children’s Health Care Bill

This morning the President issued yet another veto threat to the new Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization currently under debate in the House of Representatives. This new veto threat is the clearest indication the President has no interest in providing health care for the almost 4 million additional kids this bill would cover. Below are passages…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, October 25, 2007

S.294, Amtrak Reauthorization bill

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