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Day April 10, 2008

Reid: President Remains Committed To Indefinitely Keeping 142,000 Troops In An Endless Iraqi Civil War

Senate Majority Leader calls on President, Republicans in Congress to join Democrats, codify 12-month deployments into law Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to President Bush’s remarks this morning on the Iraq war: “This week’s hearings gave the Bush Administration a chance to answer two fundamental questions that…


Reid: Housing Bill Marks Beginning Of Process To Help Families Facing Foreclosure

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today before voting for a housing bill that helps homeowners keep their homes, helps others buy new ones, and helps businesses and communities hurt by this crisis not only recover, but also create new jobs: “The United States Senate will soon have the opportunity to…


President Bush Finally Calls for Shorter Deployments, But Will Bush Republicans Match His Rhetoric with Legislative Action?

Democrats have long been pushing to relieve the strain on our soldiers. Last year, Senate Democrats twice led the fight to ensure our soldiers have the same amount of dwell time at home between deployments as they do deployed in theater. These efforts garnered support from a majority of the Senate, but were blocked by…


Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, April 10, 2008

There will be a period of morning business for up to 60 minutes. The Majority will control the first half and the Republicans will control the final half (10 minute limitations) Following morning business, the Senate considered H.R.3221, the Housing legislation. The Senate considered S.2739 with 2 hours for debate equally divided. The only amendments…