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Day February 11, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, February 11, 2008

S.2071, Combat Methamphetamine Enforcement Act, with Feinstein substitute amendment S.Res.446, a resolution relative to the death of Representative Tom Lantos, of California


Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, February 11, 2008

S.2248, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act


President Bush’s Budget Threatens the Reliability of America’s Infrastructure and Fails to Invest in Job Creation

President Bush’s budget request of $68.2 billion for the Department of Transportation (DOT) and $4.74 billion for the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) fails to adequately address America’s most urgent infrastructure deficiencies and invest in job creation.  The President’s failure to prioritize the nation’s aging infrastructure also extends to his inadequate budget requests…


President Bush’s Budget Cuts Energy Independence, Environmental, and Natural Resource Programs

President Bush proposes significant cuts for energy, natural resource, and environmental programs.  The President’s most notable cuts in these areas include weatherization assistance, low-income heating assistance, hydrogen, solar, clean water, state and tribal assistance grants, leaking underground storage tanks, and fish and wildlife programs. Department of Energy Department of Energy.  President Bush would cut funding…


Reid Statement On Death Of Congressman Tom Lantos

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in memory of Congressman Tom Lantos, who died today at age 80 after serving 27 years in the House of Representatives: “I am deeply saddened by the loss of Tom Lantos, one of the most honorable and admirable Americans to ever serve his country. …


Reid: President’s Economic Report Fails To Acknowledge Challenges Facing Middle Class

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to President Bush’s economic report released today: “I am pleased that Democrats and Republicans have worked together to reach agreement on a short-term economic stimulus bill.  Economists believe that this legislation will make a real difference in mitigating our current downturn.  However,…


The President’s 2009 HUD Budget Shortchanges Americans in Need of Housing

While President Bush often speaks of his commitment to affordable housing opportunities for all Americans, his budget proposals for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) consistently tell a different story.  For Fiscal Year 2009, the President has once again proposed deep cuts for critical federal housing programs for Americans and communities in need. …