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Month January 2008

Bush Administration Seeks Immunity for the Very Contractors it Cannot Manage

Yesterday two remarkable events occurred surrounding the administration’s oversight of contractors in Iraq. The same day Defense Department officials testified before a Senate committee that they cannot manage the approximately 180,000 contractors currently in Iraq, the Bush administration sought to provide immunity for all Defense contractors from Iraqi law in any long term security agreement.…

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Reid, Pelosi Deliver Democratic View On The State Of Our Union

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered their assessment on the State of Our Union today at the National Press Club.  The leaders discussed efforts to take America in a New Direction, to reinvigorate the American economy and restore our leadership in the world.  Below are their remarks as prepared: SENATE…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, January 25, 2008

S.2248, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, January 24, 2008

H.Con.Res.282, a concurrent resolution providing for the State of the Union address on Monday, January 28, 2008 S.Res.425, a resolution making minority party appointments for the 110th Congress

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00002

On the Motion to Table: Motion to Table Committee on the Judiciary Reported Substitute Amendment, as Modified, to S.2248; An original bill to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, to modernize and streamline the provisions of that Act, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (60-36, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00002

On the Motion to Table: Motion to Table Committee on the Judiciary Reported Substitute Amendment, as Modified, to S.2248; An original bill to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, to modernize and streamline the provisions of that Act, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (60-36, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Declaraciones de Reid sobre plan de estímulo económico acordado entre Cámara de Representantes y Presidente

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy en respuesta al acuerdo alcanzado entre el Congreso y el Presidente en cuanto a un conjunto de medidas bipartidistas para revivir nuestra economía abatida:      “Me complace que la Presidenta de la Cámara y el Líder de la Minoría de…

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Reid Statement On Economic Stimulus Deal Struck By House, President

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to the agreement reached by Congress and the President on a bipartisan stimulus package to revive our faltering economy:  “I am pleased the Speaker and the House Minority Leader, working with Secretary Paulson, have reached an agreement to send stimulus checks for…

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Reid Statement On FISA Legislation

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate, previewing today’s deliberations of the nation’s foreign surveillance program: “We resumed debate last night on a bill to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA.  Both the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary Committees have jurisdiction over this…

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Democratic Senators, Policy Expert Discuss Bush’s Legacy Of Broken Promises

Washington, DC—DemocraticSenators Edward Kennedy and Robert Menendez joined Melody Barnes, Executive Vice President for Policy at the Center for American Progress, today to discuss the Bush Administration’s legacy of broken promises to middle-class Americans.  For the past seven years, President Bush has repeatedly failed to deliver on pledges he has made to the American people…

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