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Day April 29, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, April 29, 2008

S.2929, Higher Education extension (through May 31, 2008) S.Res.539, Legal Representation S.Res.515, a resolution to commemorate the life and work of Dith Pran, the Cambodian human rights activist S.Res.533, a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the political situation in Zimbabwe Executive Session: confirmed calendar #516, 519, 520, 521, 522, 523, 524, 526,…


Reid: G.I. Bill Helps Veterans Readjust To The Civilian Life We Enjoy Because Of Their Sacrifices

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today regarding the G.I. Bill:  “More than 140 years ago, as he took the oath of office for the second time, Abraham Lincoln told the citizens gathered that day that Congress has a responsibility to ‘care for him who shall have borne the battle and…


Reid: President Bush Offers Only Words To Lower Gas Prices, Help Americans Facing Foreclosure

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to President Bush’s press conference this morning on the economy:  “Only President Bush could allow Big Oil to write our nation’s energy policy, guarantee billions in oil tax breaks and refuse to stand up to OPEC or crack down on price gouging,…


Democrats Lead on Reducing America’s Dependence on Oil – Bush Republicans Stand in the Way

Amidst record oil profits, Democrats tried to spur investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced technology vehicles, paid for by rolling back tax breaks on oil companies, but Bush Republicans refused. The White House also objected to provisions passed by both the House and the Senate to crack down on price gouging in times…


Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Morning Business for 1 hour. The Majority will control the first 30 minutes and the Republicans will control the final 30 minutes (10 minute limitations). Following morning business, resume motion to proceed to H.R.2881, FAA Reauthorization, post-cloture. Recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm for the weekly caucus luncheons. 5:00pm Adopt the motion to proceed to H.R.2881…