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Day February 14, 2008

Senate Democrats Discuss Continued Efforts To Address Housing Crisis

Washington, DC—Senate Democrats today announced a package of legislation intended to address the national housing crisis and help Americans avoid foreclosure.  The Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 will keep families facing foreclosure in their homes, help other families avoid foreclosures in the future, and help communities already harmed by foreclosure to recover.   “Since last year…


Reid To Bush: Work With Congress To Ensure Intelligence Professionals Have The Tools They Need To Protect America

Washington DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent the following letter today to President Bush calling on him to cease politicizing the reauthorization of the Protect America Act.  President Bush has put the law in jeopardy by refusing to sign a temporary extension of the current legislation.  The text of the letter is below:     February…


Reid: One Year Into Surge, Political Reconciliation In Iraq Remains Out Of Reach

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the one-year anniversary of the beginning of President Bush’s escalation in Iraq: “The ‘surge’ strategy our military implemented a year ago today had an explicit goal: reduce violence so that Iraqis would have the room to begin securing their own country.  Unfortunately, while…


Reid: Un año después de aumento de tropas, la reconciliación política en Irak sigue fuera de alcance

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy sobre el aniversario del comienzo de la intensificación de la guerra del Presidente Bush en Irak:   “La estrategia de aumentar las tropas que implementaron nuestras fuerzas armadas hace un año hoy tenía una estrategia explícita: reducir la violencia para…


President Bush and Senate Republicans Continue Playing Politics With FISA

President Bush and his allies in Congress are playing politics with America’s national security. While warning that the current FISA law must not lapse, they have objected to any temporary extension to allow the House and Senate to work together to craft a bill that protects America’s national security while protecting our civil liberties. Senate…


Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, February 14, 2008

S.1200, Indian Healthcare Improvement Act