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Day April 18, 2008

S. 1315, the Veterans Benefits Enhancement Act of 2007

Summary S.1315, the Veterans Benefits Enhancement Act of 2007 would, among other things, enhance life insurance programs for disabled veterans; provide increased benefits for education programs; improve housing programs for disabled service members; and modify pay and service requirements for judges of the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. The bill also would grant limited…

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Kennedy Releases Report On The Effects Of Recession On Woman

WASHINGTON, DC— Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, released a report today showing the drastic effects of the current economic recession on women.  The report, “Taking a Toll: The Effects of Recession on Women,” shows that women are facing new and heightened risk in this uncertain economy. …

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As Costs of War Mount, Americans Increasingly Believe We Must Redeploy Our Troops

Today’s Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that a majority of the American public believes success in Iraq is not integral to America’s anti-terrorism efforts and that the U.S. should withdraw military forces from Iraq to avoid further casualties. This comes on the news this week of the mounting human costs of this war on our…

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S. 1315, the Veterans Benefits Enhancement Act of 2007

Summary S.1315, the Veterans Benefits Enhancement Act of 2007 would, among other things, enhance life insurance programs for disabled veterans; provide increased benefits for education programs; improve housing programs for disabled service members; and modify pay and service requirements for judges of the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. The bill also would grant limited…

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Senior Democrats, In Letter To Nussle, Renew Call For Administration To Testify About Devastating Costs Of Iraq War

Washington, DC—Senior Democrats sent the following letter today to Jim Nussle, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, after his own letter failed to address concerns Democrats’ had expressed to President Bush about the costs and consequences of the war in Iraq.  The authors – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid; House Majority Leader Steny…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, April 18, 2008

Morning Business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm Monday.

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