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Day March 14, 2008

Reid: President’s Inaction Threatens To Further Weaken The Economy

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to the President’s remarks on the economy this morning: “Democrats are committed to recovering what more than seven years of failed economic policies have cost America.  Our plan to stimulate the economy and our fiscally responsible budget are important steps in that…

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Reid Statement On Confirmation Of Executive Appointments

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on executive appointments after he, the Administration and Senate Republicans came to an agreement early this morning on confirming several dozen nominations.  Below is a list of executive nominations by party affiliation, and attached is the complete list of confirmed nominees, including military nominations:…

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Reid: Democrats’ Budget Reflects Priorities Of The American People

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the U.S. Senate passed the Democratic budget: “In this time of economic uncertainty, this fiscally responsible budget points our economy in the right direction once again by cutting taxes for the middle class and creating good-paying jobs here in America.  We are also…

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Conrad: Democratic Budget Cuts Taxes, Creates Jobs And Reverses Failed Policies Of Bush Administration

Washington, DC—Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota, the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, delivers this week’s Democratic Radio Address.  In a weakening economy, the Democratic budget points us in the right direction once again.  The text of the radio address, as delivered, is below: “Hello.  I’m Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota, the Chairman…

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Reid Statement On House Passage Of FISA Bill

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed a bill to make America more secure while protecting Americans’ civil liberties: “I am very encouraged by House passage of a new FISA bill.  The new House version adopts the basic structure of the Senate-passed bill, but contains added privacy…

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Pentagon Report Highlights the Need to Change Course in Iraq

On March 7, the Department of Defense (DOD) released its latest quarterly report to Congress, Measuring Security and Stability in Iraq.  While highlighting a substantial decline in violence in recent months, the report cautioned that security gains remain “fragile” and are fundamentally linked to improvements in critical political and economic areas.  It outlined a number…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00085

On the Concurrent Resolution: S.Con.Res.70 as Amended; An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2009 and including the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2008 and 2010 through 2013.Result: Agreed to (51-44, 4 members not voting, 1 members voting live pair, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00084

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 4299: Vitter S.Amdt.4299; Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the need for comprehensive legislation to legalize the importation of prescription drugs from highly industrialized countries with safe pharmaceutical infrastructures.Result: Agreed to (73-23, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00083

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 4245: Biden S.Amdt.4245; To restore full funding for the international affairs budget, in support of the reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, nuclear nonproliferation, foreign assistance, fighting global AIDS, promoting sustainable development, and other efforts, with an offset.Result: Agreed to (73-23, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00082

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 4339: DeMint S.Amdt.4339; To provide for a deficit-neutral reserve fund for providing an above the line Federal income tax deduction for individuals purchasing health insurance outside the workplace.Result: Rejected (45-51, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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