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Day December 14, 2007

Our Nation’s Top Scientists Emphasize That Recent Findings Do Not Eliminate the Need for Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Two teams of scientists, one in Japan at Kyoto University and one in the United States at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, have independently discovered a way to turn ordinary human skin cells into stem cells that appear to have the same characteristics as those derived from human embryos.  By introducing four genes known to play…


Reid: Bush Standing In Way Of Completing America’s Priorities

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to President Bush’s remarks this morning: “Once again, the President refuses to acknowledge that the only thing standing in the way of addressing America’s priorities by the end of the year is the President himself.  If he is serious about completing the…


Reid: Democrats Pass Two Bills To Help Americans Affected By Housing Crisis

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today regarding the FHA Modernization Act and Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 passed in the Senate today: “Democrats have delivered on our promise to help homeowners affected by the subprime and foreclosure problems facing this country.  The Senate today passed two important measures…


Reid: demócratas ayudan a cientos de miles de familias a lidiar con crisis de vivienda

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. antes de la votación sobre la Ley de Modernización de la Administración Federal de Vivienda, o FHA, por sus siglas en inglés, de 2007, que podría ayudar a hasta 200,000 estadounidenses en…


S. 2338, the FHA Modernization Act of 2007

Summary and Background The Federal Housing Administration (“FHA”) was established during the height of the Great Depression by the Housing Act of 1934.  By offering government-backed insurance for the full balance of a loan, the FHA was created to encourage the private sector to return to the mortgage market and aid the increasing number of…


Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, December 14, 2007

H.R.2419, the Farm bill S.2338, the FHA Modernization bill Conference Report to Accompany H.R.1585, the Defense Authorization bill