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Day April 15, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, April 15, 2008

S.Res.514, a resolution congratulating the Boston College Men’s Ice Hockey team on winning the 2008 NCAA Division I National Ice Hockey Championship. S.Res.516, a resolution commemorating the 25th anniversary of the bombing of the U.S. embassy in Beirut.


Reid: Republicans Must Demonstrate Their Commitment To Fix Economy, And Create Jobs By Supporting Infrastructure Projects

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the Senate floor.  Democrats are working to strengthen our economy and create good-paying jobs here in America by debating the SAFETEA-LU highway technical corrections bill this week.  This legislation will allow the completion of important highway and transit projects outlined in the 2005…


Senator McConnell Is Not Even Sure What He’s Obstructing Anymore

Senator McConnell has led his Conference in record-setting obstructionist fashion. But today, while discussing the Highway Technical Corrections, he claimed that the Senate was on the bill. Unfortunately, due to Republican obstruction, the Senate is still considering the motion to proceed to the bill, wasting valuable time in post-cloture debate of a bill that yesterday…


Myth vs. Reality: Bush Republican Tax Breaks

The Reality is the Bush Republican Tax Breaks Won’t Stimulate the Economy or Benefit Most American Families MYTH:           The Bush Republican tax breaks have led to economic growth. REALITY:      The tax cuts have not increased economic growth nor stimulated investment. Passage of the Bush Republican tax breaks seven years ago has led to the weakest…


Democratic Senators Discuss Efforts To Create Jobs, Improve Infrastructure

Washington DC—Democratic Senators Richard Durbin and Barbara Boxer joined Pete Ruane, President and CEO of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, and Ray Chapman, a bricklayer from Michigan, today to discuss Democrats’ efforts to create jobs and improve our infrastructure.  This week the Senate will debate the SAFETEA-LU highway technical corrections bill, which will…


Democrats and Republicans Have Very Different Priorities on Taxes

As Americans pay their taxes tomorrow, Democrats continue to push their priorities: tax cuts for middle-class families, America’s military men and women and homeowners struggling to stay in their homes. In contrast, Bush-McCain Republicans have fallen in lock step behind the failed economic policies of the Bush years that have led to the current economic…


FACT CHECK: Republican Rhetoric on Taxes

Bush-McCain Republicans continue to mislead the American people on the Democratic record on taxes. The record is clear. Democrats have fought to lower taxes on middle-class families while Bush-McCain Republicans continue to call for more tax breaks for multi-millionaires and special interests. It’s time to check their facts.   FICTION: Senator McConnell Claimed Democrats Are…


Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Morning business for up to 1 hour. The Republicans will control the first 30 minutes and Majority will control the final 30 minutes (10 minute limitations). Following morning business, resume the motion to proceed to H.R.1195, the Highway Technical Corrections bill. The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the caucus luncheons.…