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Year 2007

Senate Democrats in the 110th Congress are Working for Change for African Americans and all Americans

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress…Power concedes nothing without a demand.  It never did and it never will.” Frederick Douglass, 1857 Last year, Democrats were elected to take the country in a new direction by advancing the priorities of the American people.  One year into the Democratic-led Congress, we have made a…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, December 21, 2007

Pro Forma Session

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Democratic Funding Bill More Closely Reflects America’s Priorities than President Bush’s Budget

President Bush’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2008 insisted on more and more money for Iraq, but less and less funding for critical investments here at home.  Throughout the year, Democrats fought for the priorities of middle-class American families:  homeland security, education, energy independence, employment and job training services, veterans’ heath care, law enforcement, medical…

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Demócratas del Senado dirigen el camino hacia el cambio en asuntos importantes par la comunidad latina

Washington, DC—Mientras el Senado de los EE.UU. termina la primera sesión del Congreso número 110 este año, el Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid elogió los logros de los demócratas del Senado, a la vez que denunció la obstrucción republicana en asuntos de importancia para las familias hispanas y para todos los estadounidenses.…

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Reid, Pelosi Urge Bush To Ensure That Taxpayers Receive AMT Relief In Timely Fashion

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Speaker Nancy Pelosi today sent the following letter to the President, urging him to ensure that taxpayers impacted by changes to the Alternative Minimum Tax receive their refunds in a timely fashion.  The text of the letter is below:  December 20, 2007 President George W. Bush…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, December 19, 2007

H.R.2640, NICS Improvement Act Amendments (with Leahy-Schumer substitute amendment) H.R.3890, Burmese Freedom (with Biden-McConnell substitute amendment) S.924, Deepwater Program (with Cantwell amendment) H.R.4253, Small Business Military Reservist and Veterans Reauthorization (after amending with text of S.1784, as amended) S.Con.Res.61, conur in House amendment to the concurrent resolution H.J.Res.72, Continuing Appropriations (until December 31, 2007) H.R.3997,…

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Reid: Democrats Have Led The Way For Change In 2007

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate, closing the last session of the 110th Congress for 2007: “We have reached the end of a long, hectic, at times contentious and frustrating, but unquestionably productive first year of the 110th Congress.  We welcomed…

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Grand Obstruction Party Blocks Omnibus Bill Without Iraq Funding to Break Record

After engaging in unprecedented obstruction throughout the year, the Grand Obstruction Party finally broke the Senate’s record for cloture votes tonight, forcing the 62nd of the year. The previous record of 61 in a two-year term was set in 2001-2002, the last time Republicans were in the minority in the Senate. By sticking with President…

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In Letter To President, Democrats Express Concern About Cuts To Homeland Security Grant Program

Washington, DC—Senate Democrats today sent the following letter to President Bush, expressing concern about reported cuts to important homeland security grant programs and requesting adequate support for the project.  “Rather than cutting valuable funding for transit security and emergency management, President Bush should be investing in this important Nevada program,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Morning Business

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