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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, March 11, 2008

S.2516, a bill to assist members of the Armed Forces in obtaining U.S. citizenship H.Con.Res.270, a concurrent resolution to correct the enrollment of H.R.1593, the Second Chance Act H.R.1593, the Second Chance Act S.Res.390, a resolution designating March 11, 2008, as National Funeral Director and Mortician Recognition Day S.Res.479, a resolution designating March 20, 2008…


Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing Sheds Light on Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Iraq

Today’s Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on waste, fraud and abuse shed new light on the extent of corruption in American contracting in Iraq. The hearing also exposed the rampant corruption and sectarianism within the Iraqi government. Most importantly, the hearing highlighted the ways in which corruption undermines our reconstruction efforts in Iraq. The Bush Administration…


Reid: Admiral Fallon’s Resignation More Evidence That Bush Administration Silences Opposing Voices

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to news of U.S. CENTCOM Commander Adm. William J. Fallon’s resignation:  “I am concerned that the resignation of Admiral William J. Fallon, commander of all U.S. forces in the Middle East and a military leader with more than three decades of command…


Democrats Discuss Job Creation, Other Economic Benefits of Democratic Budget

Washington D.C.—Senators Dick Durbin, Edward Kennedy and Debbie Stabenow and Representative Xavier Becerra (CA-31) held a press conference today with an ironworker and a leader in the green-energy industry to discuss the Democratic budget that will create jobs and revive the slowing U.S. economy.  The Democrats have restored fiscal responsibility to the budget process by…


Senate Democrats’ Budget Strengthens the Economy by Creating Jobs Right Here at Home

Senate Democrats are getting our economy moving by creating jobs right here at home. The Democratic budget invests billions in infrastructure projects that will immediately create good-paying jobs. The Democrats’ budget also makes critical new investments in clean energy which will create new green-collar jobs for American workers. While Democrats are working to create jobs,…


Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Morning Business for one hour with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half (10 minute limitations). Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.Con.Res.70, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget FY 2009, for debate only until the caucus recess. The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm…