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Day March 31, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, March 31, 2008

S.Res.492, Ethics Committee appointment for the 110th Congress S.Res.478, supporting the goals and ideals of “World Water Day” S.Res.484, designating March 25, 2008 as “National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day”

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, March 31, 2008

There will be a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

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Reid: Presupuesto demócrata adelanta prioridades de los latinos

Washington, DC— En la madrugada de hoy, los demócratas del Senado aprobaron su presupuesto para el año 2009, el cual representa un paso hacia adelante en las prioridades de los latinos y de los demás estadounidenses.  La resolución del presupuesto es un paso importante para revertir los años de prioridades presupuestarias desacertadas del Presidente Bush,…

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Reid, Dodd Discuss Housing Crisis

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Chairman Chris Dodd joined Jared Bernstein of the Economic Policy Institute today in a press conference call to discuss Democratic efforts to address the housing crisis.  This week Senate Democrats will move to reconsider the Foreclosure Prevention Act, a bill that will…

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Reid: Democrats Ready To Address Housing Crisis While Republicans Continue To Stall

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate, urging quick action to address the nationwide housing crisis.  This week Senate Democrats will move to reconsider the Foreclosure Prevention Act, a bill that will keep families facing foreclosure in their homes, help other families avoid foreclosures…

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S. 2636, the Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008

Summary and Background On February 13, 2008, Senate Democrats introduced a legislative package intended to address the national housing crisis and help Americans avoid foreclosure.  The Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 (S.2636) is an important next step that builds on recently-enacted economic stimulus legislation.  The bill would address some of the problems spawned by a…

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Senate Democrats Push Housing Stimulus Measure to Aid Struggling Families

Today, Senate Democrats will once again attempt to pass legislation to help struggling homeowners stay in their homes. The Foreclosure Prevention Act targets families most in need by keeping families facing foreclosure in their homes; helping families avoid foreclosures in the future; and helping communities already harmed by foreclosure to recover.  Last month, Bush Republicans…

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Reid: Now In Sixth Year, Iraq War Has Made America No More Secure

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate, arguing that rather than making America safer, the war in Iraq has strained our military and National Guard, distracted us from Afghanistan, strengthened Al Qaeda, and squandered our moral authority in the world.  Below are his remarks…

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