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Reid: Republicans Threaten To Block Funding For Our Troops Because Democrats Seek Accountability

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to the Administration’s inaccurate claim that the Department of Defense will run out of funding for the Iraq War by February, despite the fact that the Department just received $459 billion in annual funding:  “Let’s be clear: The only ones threatening to…

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Our Military Leaders Agree: There Is No End In Sight to the Bush Administration’s Flawed Iraq Strategy; It is Time to Change Course

Recently, Retired Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez joined the growing ranks of former military generals who have spoken out publicly against the Bush Administration’s flawed strategy in Iraq.  In a speech on October 12, the former top U.S. commander in Iraq sharply criticized the Administration’s management of the war and its current strategy, warning that “America…

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Reid: Republicans Block Democrats’ Efforts To Address Subprime Mortgage Crisis

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate about the subprime mortgage and foreclosure crisis, calling for consideration of the FHA Modernization Act.  However, Republicans objected.  Just as new evidence emerges every day of the severity of our country’s housing emergency, Republicans continue to find…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, November 15, 2007

H.R.2419, the Farm bill

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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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