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Reid: Republicans Side With Banking Industry Over Americans At Risk Of Losing Their Homes

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Republicans blocked the Foreclosure Prevention Act from coming to the floor: “The bankers on Wall Street and the big lenders are high-fiving tonight.  They won again, with the help of Bush Republicans – and at the expense of millions of Americans whose homes…

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Reid: President Holds Up FISA Process, Then Complains It’s Not Moving Fast Enough

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today ahead of the President’s news conference this morning: “If the President had not rejected an extension of current law and refused to negotiate with Congress, it is very likely that the new FISA bill could already be law today.  It is disingenuous for the…

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Demócratas del Senado se reúnen con embajadores de América Latina, elogian extensión de ATPDEA

Washington, D.C. – El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid (D-NV) se unió hoy a los senadores Chris Dodd (D-CT), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Ken Salazar (D-CO) y Robert Menéndez (D-NJ) en una reunión con un grupo de embajadores de América Latina para discutir asuntos de interés mutuo para nuestro hemisferio.  Los senadores también…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, February 28, 2008

Motion to proceed to S.2534, a bill to require a report setting forth the global strategy of the United States to combat and defeat al Qaeda and its affiliates, post-cloture

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, February 27, 2008

S.2450, a bill to amend the Federal Rules of Evidence to address the waiver of the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00034

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.2634; A bill to require a report setting forth the global strategy of the United States to combat and defeat al Qaeda and its affiliates.Result: Agreed to (89-3, 8 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00034

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.2634; A bill to require a report setting forth the global strategy of the United States to combat and defeat al Qaeda and its affiliates.Result: Agreed to (89-3, 8 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid, In Letter, Urges Bush To Work With Democrats To Address Housing Crisis, Keep Americans In Their Homes

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today sent the following letter to President Bush, calling on him to work with Democrats to pass legislation that addresses the mortgage crisis, helps families threatened with foreclosure stay in their homes and strengthens the middle class.  The text of the letter is below:  February 27, 2008 The President…

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Senate Democrats, Civil Rights Leaders Discuss Impact Of Housing Crisis On African American Community

Washington, DC— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator Debbie Stabenow held a press conference with civil rights leaders today to discuss the devastating and disproportionate impact the housing crisis has had on the African-American community. High-cost subprime loans account for 55 percent of loans to African-Americans. The Foreclosure Prevention Act—which Senate Democrats have introduced…

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Reid: Housing Crisis Threatens More Than Just Those Facing Foreclosure

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate regarding the Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008: “The sites and signs of America’s housing crisis are all around us:  On neighborhood streets dotted with one ‘for-sale’ sign after another.  In the struggles of construction workers who can’t…

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