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Day February 13, 2008

Reid: President, Republicans More Interested In Politicizing Surveillance Bill Than Making America More Secure

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate in response to the President’s remarks this morning on the FISA legislation.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “This morning President Bush said that he will refuse to sign a temporary extension of the current…


Senate Republicans Have Been Outspoken Against Torture – Will Their Votes Match Their Rhetoric?

Several Senate Republicans have been outspoken critics of the use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics. But will their votes today on the Intelligence Authorization bill, which includes a provision to ensure all U.S. agencies abide by the Army Field Manual in all interrogations, match their rhetoric? Senators McCain, Warner and Graham Urged Judge…


Reid: Senate Sending President Opportunity To Condemn Torture

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the U.S. Senate passed the Intelligence Authorization conference report, which includes a provision to establish a single, government-wide interrogation standard as outlined in the Army Field Manual: “The Senate today declared that the Army Field Manual works and torture does not.  In sending…


President Bush’s Budget Proposal Shortchanges Education Programs

President Bush’s final budget proposal continues down the same irresponsible path he started on seven years ago, and demonstrates his misplaced priorities.  Parents want their children to enter school ready to learn and to excel in the classroom and are worried about the rising cost of a college education.  But the President’s budget proposal fails…


The President’s 2009 Department of Labor Budget Fails America’s Workers

While President Bush often speaks of his commitment to working Americans and their families, his budget proposals for the Department of Labor (DOL) consistently tell a different story.  President Bush has once again proposed deep cuts for critical federal labor and employment programs.   Overall, the Bush Administration’s Fiscal Year 2009 budget proposes $10.5 billion in…


Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Conference Report to Accompany H.R.2082, the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008