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Day March 10, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, March 10, 2008

S.ConRes.66, Kingdom of Thailand S.Res.178, Guatemala

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, March 10, 2008

Morning Business until 3:00pm, with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees (10 minute limitations) * 3:00pm proceed to the consideration of S.Con.Res70, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget FY 2009 The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am Tuesday, March 11

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Reid: Democrats’ Budget Invests In Clean Energy To Reduce America’s Dependence On Oil And Its Record-High Costs

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to news that oil prices continue to break records, today reaching $108 for the first time before closing above $107 a barrel: “While Bush Republicans would rather pursue the same failed policies of yesterday, Democrats are committed to reversing the disastrous trend…

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S. Con. Res. 70, the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Resolution

Summary and Background The Fiscal Year 2009 Senate Budget Resolution (S.Con.Res.70), outlines the proposed federal budget for next year, as well as proposed budget levels for Fiscal Year 2008 and Fiscal Years 2010 through 2013.  Upon adoption of the budget, the Budget Resolution will serve as a blueprint that guides subsequent congressional consideration of legislation. …

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The Democratic Budget Will Strengthen Our Security

The Democratic Budget Resolution, as reported out of the Senate Committee on Budget on March 6, provides a blueprint to more effectively address terrorist threats, works to rebuild the readiness and future strength of our overstretched military, and honors our commitment to our nation?s service members and veterans, while also ensuring disaster preparedness and fight…

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Democrats Continue to Strengthen the Economy and the American Middle Class

Over the past several years when Republicans controlled the White House and both houses of Congress, they dramatically increased the burdens on American middle-class families.  President Bush’s record of fiscal incompetence and mismanagement, and Republicans’ close ties with special interests, have helped lead to lower wages and skyrocketing costs for basic necessities like gas, health…

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The Democratic Budget: Strengthening the Economy and the American Middle Class

The Democrats’ Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Resolution, which was reported out of the Senate Committee on Budget on March 6, 2008, and which will be considered on the Senate floor the week of March 10, outlines the proposed federal budget for next year, as well as proposed budget levels for Fiscal Years 2010 through 2013.…

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Democratic Accomplishments in the 110th Congress: A 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…

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Reid: Democrats’ Budget Lowers Taxes For Middle-Class, Creates Good-Paying Jobs In America

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate regarding Democrats’ budget, which strengthens the economy and reverses years of fiscal policies pursued by Bush Republicans that have put the burden of a looming recession on the back of middle-class families:  “This week marks the 75th…

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Senate Democrats’ Budget Helps Working Families, While Bush Republican Budget Only Offers More of the Same Failed Economic Policies

America’s families are struggling to make ends meet in the midst of an economic downturn. That is why Democrats are putting the family budget first. The Senate Democrats’ budget cuts taxes for hard-working families and helps make health care, college tuition and energy more affordable. The Bush Republican budget only offers more of the same…

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