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Day November 14, 2007

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, November 14, 2007

H.Con.Res.258, Correcting Resolution S.597, Breast Cancer Research Stamp (with Feinstein technical amendment) S.Res.299, a resolution recognizing the religious and historical significance of the festival of Diwali (with Menendez technical amendment) S.Res.368, a resolution relating to the 20th regular meeting of the International Commission on the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna S.Res.378, a resolution recognizing and thanking…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00409

On the Conference Report: H.R.1429 Conference Report; A bill to reauthorize the Head Start Act, to improve program quality, to expand access, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (95-0, 5 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00409

On the Conference Report: H.R.1429 Conference Report; A bill to reauthorize the Head Start Act, to improve program quality, to expand access, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (95-0, 5 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senators, Military Experts Discuss How Our Strained Military Impacts National Security

Washington, DC—Key Democratic Senators, retired U.S. Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Lawrence J. Korb and Third Way Vice President Matt Bennett held a panel discussion today to discuss how the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have strained our ground forces, and what Congress and the military can do to address these problems.  Our troops…

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In Light of President’s Veto and Rising Energy Costs, Families Prepare for a Long Winter

On the same day President Bush vetoed the Labor-HHS spending bill, which included much needed funds for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), outside experts warned of the rising heating costs families could face this winter. In fact, the President raised concern about the rising cost of oil the very same day he vetoed…

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Democratic Accomplishments in the 110th Congress: A New Direction for America

Nearly a year into the two-year term of the 110th Congress, Senate Democrats have made significant strides in advancing the priorities of the American people.  After nearly a decade of Republican control, we have worked to restore fiscal responsibility in Washington and pass key legislation on countering terrorism, homeland security, troop readiness, veterans’ care, Iraq,…

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Ten Reasons Democrats Have Overridden the President’s Veto of the Water Resources Development Act

President Bush vetoed the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (WRDA) on November 2, 2007.  Democrats in the House and Senate responded by overriding President Bush’s veto in the House on November 6, 2007 by a vote of 361 to 54 and in the Senate on November 8, 2007 by a vote of 79 to…

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Senate Democrats Are Committed to Combating Methamphetamine Abuse Across the Nation

As far too many American families know, methamphetamine is a highly addictive, debilitating, and deadly drug that has ruined the lives of millions of Americans this year alone.  Beyond negatively impacting users and their families, meth abuse and production pose significant threats to communities and the environment.  Democrats in the 110th Congress have renewed our…

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The Priorities of Senate Democrats Are Aligned with the Priorities of the American People

Democratic priorities are the priorities of the American middle class and those who aspire to join the middle class.  Throughout the annual appropriations process, Senate Democrats have made investments in critical programs, many of which have suffered after six years of neglect under the Bush Administration.  These investments are consistent with the Democratic budget resolution,…

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The Grand Obstructionist Party Continues to Block Pogress, While Democrats Move America in a New Direction

 ”The strategy of being obstructionist can work or fail…and so far it’s working for us.” — Republican Whip, Senator Trent Lott (Roll Call, 4/18/07) The 110th Congress has been hard at work.  Unfortunately, while Senate Democrats have been working to lead the way, Senate Republicans have been working to stand in the way.  Since the…

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