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Month January 2008

Reid Statement On Surveillance Law Votes

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate: “Just a few hours from now, President Bush will stand in the well of the House of Representatives, just a few hundred yards across the Capitol from here, to deliver his final State of the Union address. …

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Democratic Accomplishments in the 110th Congress: A New Direction for America

In the Face of Relentless Republican Obstructionism, Senate Democrats Remain Committed to Working for Change In 2006, Democrats were elected to take the country in a new direction by advancing the priorities of the American people.  By the end of the first session, under Democratic leadership, the 110th Congress had made significant down-payments on those…

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La Senadora Estatal Van de Putte responde al Discurso sobre el Estado de la Unión en español

WASHINGTON, D.C. – La Senadora Estatal de Texas Leticia Van de Putte (D-TX) hoy responderá en español al discurso del Presidente Bush del Estado de la Unión desde la Oficina Ceremonial de la Presidencia de la Cámara de Representantes.  Adjunto el texto de su discurso, según preparado. Buenas noches. Les habla la Senadora Estatal de…

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Reid Statement On Senate Plan To Strengthen Economy

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to the Senate Finance Committee’s economic stimulus plan: “I strongly support Chairman Baucus’s efforts to garner bipartisan support to improve the House agreement, and I intend to take legislation to the floor as quickly as possible to strengthen the economy.” ###

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Bush Republicans: Playing Politics on FISA

President Bush and his allies have consistently warned of the dire consequences of allowing the Protect America Act (PAA) to expire. But the Bush Administration’s threat to veto a 30-day extension of the PAA illustrates that the President and his allies in Congress are more concerned with having a political fight than working to craft…

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President Bush: Trying to Have it Both Ways on Earmarks

With his attack on earmarks, President Bush is trying to have it both ways. The President has criticized Congress for its earmarking, but the President himself requested more than $20 billion in earmarks last year.  In the 110th Congress, Democrats were the first to bring transparency and accountability to earmarks and drastically cut earmarks to…

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Reid And Pelosi: “If The President Holds Fast To The Commitment He Made To Bipartisanship Tonight, We Can Make Great Progress For The American People”

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the following statement today in response to the President’s State of the Union address:  “We agree with the President that we must work together to make progress on our most pressing challenges.  Yet, tonight, the President offered little more than the status quo.  At…

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Reid y Pelosi: ‘Si el Presidente cumple con su compromiso de esta noche al bipartidismo, entonces vamos a poder lograr un progreso significativo para el pueblo estadounidense este año’

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid y la Presidenta de la Cámara de Representantes Nancy Pelosi hicieron las siguientes declaraciones hoy en respuesta al Mensaje del Presidente sobre el Estado de la Unión: “Estamos de acuerdo con el Presidente en que tenemos que trabajar juntos para lograr progresar sobre nuestros retos…

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Reid Statement On Bush Administration Threat To Veto Surveillance Law Extension

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today: “The White House threat to veto a short extension of the Protect America Act is shamefully irresponsible.  The President is simply posturing in advance of Monday’s State of the Union address. “When it comes to providing a strong long-term Foreign Intelligence Surveillance bill, Democrats…

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Dorgan: Both Parties Must Come Together To Shore Up Economy In Short-Term, Pursue Lasting Long-Term Solutions

Washington, DC—Senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota delivers this week’s Democratic Radio Address.  The Senate will soon take up a plan to strengthen an economy weakened by seven years of misguided fiscal policies and record deficits.  Even as Congress moves in a bipartisan fashion to apply short-term fixes to the economy, Dorgan says, we need…

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