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Day January 23, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, January 23, 2008

S.Res.421, a resolution honoring the 150th anniversary of the American Printing House for the Blind S.Res.422, a resolution congratulating the LSU Tigers Football Team for winning the 2007 Bowl Championship Series National Championship Game S.Res.423, a resolution seeking the return of the U.S.S. Pueblo to the U.S. Navy S.Res.424, a resolution electing Lula J. Davis…


Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, January 23, 2008

S.1200, Indian Health Care Improvement Act Reauthorization S.2248, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act


Fact and Fiction on FISA

This morning, Vice President Cheney was the latest Administration official to talk about the need for FISA legislation, even as Bush Republicans in the Senate continue to oppose Democrats’ efforts to pass a one-month extension of the law. However, their opposition to a one-month extension puts their credibility at risk. Democrats believe Congress should have…


Reid Urges President To Give Congress The Time It Needs To Debate Surveillance Law

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada today sent President Bush a letter urging him to support a one-month extension of the nation’s foreign surveillance program.  A day after Senate Republicans objected to giving Congress the time it needs to modernize the legislation before it expires on Feb. 1, Reid asked the President to…


Senators, Mayors Discuss State Of Our Nation’s Cities

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senators Charles Schumer and Debbie Stabenow held a press conference today with Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and Providence Mayor David Cicilline to discuss the state of our nation’s cities and the economic and budgetary pressures they are facing. As the economy’s struggles worsen, Democrats are urgently pushing for a…