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Day November 2, 2007

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Friday, November 02, 2007

H.R.797, Dr. James Allen Veteran Vision Equity Act (after amending with text of S.1163, as amended by a Committee-reported substitute)

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Reid: Without Clear Strategy, President Continues To Spin Iraq

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to President Bush’s remarks this afternoon: “Once again, President Bush has tried to rally support for his failed strategy in Iraq by overstating the security situation.  While the decrease in U.S. and Iraqi civilian deaths is welcome news, violence remains high in…

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Veterans Groups Stand With Senate Democrats In Support of Largest-Ever Veterans Funding Increase

Washington, DC—Senate Democrats and representatives of veterans groups held a press conference today to discuss the veterans’ funding bill Congress will send the President.  While President Bush has consistently under-funded our veterans, even in a time of war, Democrats have passed a bill to provide the largest increase ever in funding for our veterans. “The…

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Ten Reasons President Bush Should Not Veto The Water Resources Development Act

Today, President Bush is expected to veto the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (WRDA).  The President’s expected fifth veto would cripple current and future work in the Gulf Coast that would protect millions of Americans from catastrophic hurricanes and floods.  A presidential veto would slow efforts to protect sensitive areas like the Florida Everglades…

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S. 2242, The Heartland, Habitat, Harvest, and Horticulture Act of 2007

Note:  S. 2242, which was reported out of the Senate Committee on Finance in October 2007, will be combined with S.2302, the Food and Energy Security Act of 2007 and offered as a substitute amendment to H.R.2419, the Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act, which will be considered on the Senate Floor beginning the week of November…

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In Case You Missed It: Troubling Contracting Trends in Iraq

Yesterday, the Chairman of the Commission on Army Acquisition and Program Management in Expeditionary Operations briefed the media on the group’s investigation into Defense Department procurement, During the hearing, Chairman Jacques Gansler made a number of noteworthy comments. Namely, that 50 percent of the expeditionary force in Iraq is made up of contractors. As Senator…

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S. 2302, the Food and Energy Security Act of 2007

Summary and Background Agriculture is the backbone of rural America and the Food and Energy Security Act of 2007 (S.2302), provides critical support to farmers, ranchers, and rural communities in every corner of the country.  S.2302, a five year bill that is deficit neutral under pay-go budget rules, would continue a counter-cyclical income safety net…

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Reid: President’s Veto Of Water Resources Bill Reinforces How Out Of Touch He Is With America’s Priorities

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after President Bush vetoed the Water Resources Development Act of 2007: “Every day brings new evidence that President Bush is out of touch with the American people, and their priorities. Although 81 Senators voted to strengthen our environment and economy and protect our natural resources…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, November 02, 2007

Morning Business

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