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Democrats are Committed to Helping Working Families Squeezed by Rising Health Care Costs

American families are struggling to find affordable health insurance coverage.  Rising health care costs are straining family budgets as well as state budgets; forcing employers to drop or scale back health insurance coverage for their workers; increasing the number of uninsured Americans; and impeding access to needed health care services.  Unfortunately, President Bush has allowed…


Democratic Accomplishments in the 110th Congress: New Direction for America (Highlights)

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…


Senators, Seniors And Students Discuss Negative Impact Of Bush’s Budget On All Americans

Washington, DC—DemocraticSenators Kent Conrad, Debbie Stabenow and Robert Menendez joined senior citizen Judy Cato and recent college graduate Gabe Pendas at a press conference today to discuss the negative impact President Bush’s budget will have on all Americans.  His fiscally irresponsible budget would cut needed funding in domestic programs while hiding the true cost of…


Democrats Are Committed to Lessening the Squeeze on American Homeowners and Bolstering the American Economy

The ongoing subprime mortgage crisis and resulting credit crunch have left many Americans worried about whether they will be able to keep their home for another year and many more concerned about whether they will be able to buy a home.  In addition, given the impact that foreclosures have on communities, homeowners are seeing their…


Democrats are Committed to Extending Renewable Energy Tax Credits as Energy Prices Continue to Rise

Rising energy costs are squeezing the budgets of middle-class Americans and putting a strain on the economy.  For years, as Bush Republicans took their cue from the big oil companies on energy policy–and the oil companies made hundreds of billions in windfall profits–American consumers have paid more at the pump.  In recent months, as the…


Democrats are Committed to Helping Middle-Class Families Squeezed by Rising College Costs

Higher education is becoming increasingly important to achieving the American dream, yet more and more Americans are being priced out of the promise and opportunity that higher education provides.  Democrats recognize that students and their families are struggling to cover the rising cost of college and have made college affordability a top priority.  That is…


Facts and Figures on the Middle-Class Squeeze in Each State

For hard-working, middle-class families all over the country, life during the Bush presidency has grown less affordable and less secure.  President Bush’s record of fiscal incompetence and mismanagement, and Republicans’ close ties with special interests, have helped lead to both lower wages and skyrocketing costs for basic necessities like gas, health care, and college tuition. …


Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, February 12, 2008

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