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Day April 22, 2008

Senate Democrats Discuss Efforts To Protect The Environment On Earth Day

Washington DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid joined Senators Jeff Bingaman, Barbara Boxer, Tom Carper, Maria Cantwell, Frank Lautenberg, and Bernie Sanders on the 38th anniversary of Earth Day to discuss their efforts to protect the environment.  For the last seven years, the Bush administration and Republicans in Congress have repeatedly demonstrated that they are more…

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African-American Small Businesses: Diversity, Economic Growth, and Job Creation in America

America’s small businesses are the backbone of our economy, helping to keep the country competitive through innovation and new ideas. Democrats recognize that one of our nation’s greatest assets is our diversity. Investing in minority businesses, therefore, helps to increase the value of that asset and to promote economic growth and job creation. African-American small…

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Reid se reúne con Shakira para discutir iniciativa de educación global

Washington, D.C.- El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado, Harry Reid (D-NV), se reunió hoy con la cantante colombiana Shakira, galardonada de varios premios Grammy, y con el antiguo Asesor Nacional Económico, Gene Sperling, para discutir su campaña por la educación universal para todos los niños.  Sperling es el Presidente del Capítulo Estadounidense de la…

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AAPI Small Businesses: Diversity, Economic Growth, and Job Creation in America

America’s small businesses are the backbone of our economy, helping to keep the country competitive through innovation and new ideas. Democrats recognize that one of our nation’s greatest assets is our diversity. Investing in minority businesses, therefore, helps to increase the value of that asset and to promote economic growth and job creation. Asian-American and…

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Reid: Republicans Must Not Stand In Way Of Giving Veterans Benefits They Deserve

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate, urging Republicans to allow the Senate to begin debating the Veterans Benefits Enhancement Act: “Later today, we will move to a motion to proceed on the Veterans Benefits Enhancement Act.  At a time when 150,000 men and…

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Fact Check: Senator McConnell Misrepresents Senate Fair Pay Bill

Today, Senator Mitch McConnell claimed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act would ‘dramatically’ increase the amount of new litigation in the country. However, that claim is contradicted by the Congressional Budget Office, which found that the bill would “not significantly affect the number of filings with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.” FICTION:According to Minority Leader…

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Hispanic Small Businesses: Diversity, Economic Growth, and Job Creation in America

America’s small businesses are the backbone of our economy, helping to keep the country competitive through innovation and new ideas. Democrats recognize that one of our nation’s greatest assets is our diversity. Investing in minority-owned businesses, therefore, helps to increase the value of that asset and to promote economic growth and job creation. Hispanic small…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Morning Business for 1 hour. The Republicans will control the first half and the Majority will control the final half (10 minute limitations). Following morning business, resume motion to proceed to S.1315, Veterans Benefits Enhancement Act of 2007. 12:00 noon Cloture Vote on the Motion to Proceed to S.1315. Recess from 12:30-2:15 for the Caucus…

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