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Day November 16, 2007

Senate Democrats, Agriculture Advocates Discuss Republican Obstruction Of Farm Bill

Washington, DC—Senator Tom Harkin, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and other Democratic Committee Members joined agriculture advocates at a press conference today to discuss Republican obstruction of the farm bill.  The Food and Energy Security Act of 2007 will improve the quality of life and economic vitality of rural communities,…

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Reid: Democrats Will Not Allow President To Evade Accountability For His Disastrous War Policy

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Republicans blocked Democrats’ efforts to give our troops the resources they need while holding the Administration accountable for its failed Iraq policy: “Last week, Congress gave the Department of Defense $459 billion, but President Bush says he needs billions more.  So Democrats offered…

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Senate Republicans Block Passage of the Farm Bill, Obstructionism Hurts Rural America, Families, and the Environment

On November 16, 2007, Senate Republicans voted to block the Senate’s passage of the Food and Energy Security Act of 2007 ("the Farm Bill") by refusing to invoke cloture on the Farm Bill by a vote of 55 to 42.  The Farm Bill has been the pending business before the Senate for ten days and…

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Reed, Military Expert Discuss Degraded State Of Military Readiness

Washington, DC— U.S.Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and Michele Flournoy, President of the Center for a New American Security, held a press conference call to discuss this week’s Senate Armed Services Committee’s hearing on the state of our Army and our military’s readiness.  The war in Iraq has stretched our forces dangerously thin, and it will…

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Reid: Demócratas no permitiremos que el Presidente evite responsabilidad por su política de guerra desastrosa

Washington, DC – El Líder de La Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones después que los republicanos bloquearon los esfuerzos de los demócratas para darle los recursos necesarios alas tropas, a la vez de exigirle responsabilidad a la Administración del Presidente Bush por su política pública fracasada sobre Irak:   “La semana…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, November 16, 2007

Motion to Proceed to S.2340, Iraq Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill Motion to Proceed to H.R.4156, Orderly and Responsible Iraq Redeployment Appropriations bill H.R.2419, the Farm bill

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