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Month March 2008

Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Pro Forma Session

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The Costs of the War in Iraq By the Numbers

As we begin the sixth year of the Iraq War, the costs of President Bush’s misguided decision to use force have far surpassed the Administration’s rosy predictions. Nearly 4,000 U.S. troops have been killed, with nearly 30,000 injured. Our army is out of balance according to Army Chief of Staff General George Casey, and violence…

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Reid: Going Into War’s Sixth Year, Iraq’s Leaders Have Yet To Deliver

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today ahead of the fifth anniversary of start of the war in Iraq: “As we mark this week the start of the sixth year of the Iraq war, we are proud of the warriors who have fought hard to reduce violence in Iraq in recent…

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Reid: Al comienzo del sexto año de la guerra, los líderes de Irak aún no han cumplido

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy, en anticipación del quinto aniversario del comienzo de la guerra en Irak: “Mientras llegamos esta semana al comienzo del sexto año de la guerra en Irak, estamos orgullosos de los guerreros que han luchado fuertemente para reducir la violencia en…

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Reid: Cheney’s Current View Of Iraq War Echoes His Previous Mistaken Statements

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to comments made by Vice President Cheney that the Iraq war has been a “successful endeavor” that is “well worth the effort”: “The Vice President’s remarks today minimizing the costs and consequences of the Administration’s Iraq strategy are reminiscent of his comments…

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Reid: Solutions To Economic Crises Must Be Fair To Both Taxpayers And Homeowners

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to the Federal Reserve’s bailout of Wall Street investment banks, even as the Administration opposes to helping families threatened with foreclosure stay in their homes:  “The Federal Reserve is right to be concerned about the serious economic challenges facing millions of Americans…

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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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