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Day November 6, 2007

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, November 06, 2007

S.Res.369, a resolution designating Sunday, November 25 as “Drive Safer Sunday” S.Res.370, a resolution supporting and encouraging greater support for Veterans Day each year

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Senate Democrats Examine Meth Epidemic In Rural America And Indian Country

Washington, DC— Senate Democrats held a press conference today to discuss the methamphetamine epidemic in rural America and Indian Country. They highlighted Democratic efforts to address this crisis and urged President Bush not to veto critical funding provided in the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill. The Senators were joined by Kevin Howlett, the Director for…

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Reid Statement On Intent To Vote Against Mukasey Nomination For Attorney General

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today: “I was profoundly disturbed by statements Judge Michael Mukasey made during his confirmation hearings concerning executive power, and about the legality of the use of waterboarding as an interrogation technique.  As a result, I cannot in good conscience vote to approve his nomination to be…

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State by State Statistical Snapshots

For many hard-working American families across the nation, life during the Bush presidency has grown less affordable and less secure.  The following statistical snapshot includes state-specific data on troops and veterans, income, jobs, small farms, minimum wage, poverty, education, health care, gas prices, housing,* taxes, and violent crime.  For more information on each of these…

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National Veterans’ Organizations Urge Congress to Support Labor, Health & Human Services, & Education, Override Veto

Today, eight national veterans’ organizations signed on to a letter urging Congress to support the Labor, Health & Human Services, & Education Appropriations bill and to override a presidential veto.  The following organizations signed the letter. VoteVets.org, Iraq Veterans Against the War, National Coalition for the Homeless, Veterans of Modern Warfare, Help Wounded Heroes, Coalition…

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Reid: President’s Latest Irresponsible Veto Threat On Farm Bill Would Deny Important Investments, Reforms

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Yesterday I came to the floor to express my optimism for the Farm Bill that comes before us this week.  I said that this bill is an example of…

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Reid: As 2007 Becomes Deadliest Year Of War For U.S. Troops, We Must Refocus Our Efforts On Al Qaeda

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Yesterday we reached another tragic milestone in Iraq.  With the death of five young Americans, 2007 has now been the deadliest year for our troops of the entire war. …

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Reid: Mientras el 2007 se torna en año más mortal de la guerra para las tropas de los EE.UU., tenemos que reenfocar nuestros esfuerzos en Al Qaeda

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy en el pleno del Senado de los EE.UU.  Adjunto sus declaraciones, según fueron preparadas para su discurso:   “Ayer alcanzamos otro hito trágico en Irak.  Con la muerte de cinco jóvenes estadounidenses, el 2007 ahora ha sido el año más…

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Durbin Statement On Import Safety Report

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – United States Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement today, after the President’s Import Working Group announced its 14-point plan to improve import safety. “For years, we in Washington have heard the familiar call to ‘get government off my back.’ However, that call has changed. The call I hear most often…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, November 06, 2007

H.R.2419, the Farm bill

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