Senate Democrats

November 2007
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Day November 7, 2007

Senate Farm Bill Provides Vital Funding for Nutrition Programs

This week Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, ushered to the Senate floor the 2007 farm bill – the Food and Energy Security Act of 2007. The measure passed the Committee on October 25th. Senator Harkin said on the floor: “The farm bill touches the lives of…


Congressional Republicans Put Siding With President Bush Ahead of Poviding for America’s Veterans

This week, as Congress prepares to send a conference report to the President containing the Labor-HHS appropriations bill along with the Military Construction-Veterans Affairs appropriations bill to the President, Senate Republicans are threatening to try to use parliamentary tactics to delay this vital funding for veterans. It would not be the first time Congressional Republicans…


Housing Industry And Advocates Join Senate Democrats To Address Foreclosure Crisis In America

Washington, DC— At a press conference today, Senate Democrats were joined by representatives of the mortgage and housing industries and consumer advocates to discuss the growing foreclosure crisis in America and efforts to help homeowners.   Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) said, “What began as a tremor in the sub prime mortgage market that affected a relative few, has…


Nineteen Senate Republicans Flip-Flop On Critical Priorities To Protect President Bush

Washington, DC—Rodell Mollineau, Communications Director for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, made the following statement today after 19 Republican Senators voted against the Labor-HHS-Education conference report they voted for a few weeks ago: “I thought the only sheep and chickens we would find in Congress this week would be in the Farm Bill, not the…


Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Conference Report to Accompany H.R.3043, the Labor, HHS, Education Appropriations bill Veto Message with respect to H.R.1495, the Water Resources Development Act