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Month May 2008

Boxer: Climate Security Act Creates Jobs, Paves Patch To Energy Independence

Washington, DC—Senator Barbara Boxer of California delivers this week’s Democratic Radio Address.  As the Senate prepares to debate a bipartisan bill that addresses global warming, Boxer, the Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, highlights the overwhelming majority of scientists, health advocates, military experts and religious leaders who recognize the urgency of tackling…

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The Cost of Inaction: The Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture

In recent months, rising food prices and global food shortages have increased attention on the need for stable, ample, and environmentally sound agricultural production.  The demands to meet those needs are currently being strained by a range of factors, including: rising energy prices; higher farm commodity prices; the weakening value of the dollar; a steadily…

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The Boxer Substitute Amendment to S. 3036, the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2008

Summary and Background In September 2000, then-Governor Bush made a campaign pledge to work with Congress, environmental groups, and industry to “reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, mercury and carbon dioxide within a reasonable period of time” from power plants using an emissions trading system. Soon after taking office however, President Bush reversed that…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, May 29, 2008

Pro Forma Session

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Reid: President Bush Refuses To Support World War II-Level GI Bill For Today’s Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to President Bush’s remarks today at the U.S. Air Force Academy: “It is deeply hypocritical that President Bush draws comparisons between today’s Iraq war and World War II, and then opposes providing World War II-level G.I. Bill education benefits for today’s troops.…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Pro Forma Session

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Reid honra a miembros latinos de fuerzas armadas en el Día de la Recordación

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid honró hoy el sacrificio de nuestros miembros de las fuerzas armadas, particularmente la labor ejemplar de los militares latinos, con motivo del Día de la Recordación, celebrado el lunes, 26 de mayo:   “Hoy nuestra nación se detiene un momento para recordar a aquellos que…

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Reid Statement On Memorial Day

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in honor of Memorial Day, Monday, May 26: “Our nation pauses today to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation, revere those troops and their families who continue to sacrifice, and recommit ourselves to fulfilling our obligation to those who…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, May 23, 2008

Pro Forma Session

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, May 22, 2008

H.R.6081 (Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act) S.1965 (Protecting the Children in the 21st Century with a Stevens amendment) S.2062 (Native American Housing with Dodd-Shelby amendment) S.2420 (Federal Food Donation Act) S.Res.563 (National Childhood Cancer Awareness Day) S.Res.567 (National Internet Safety Month) S.Res.577 (Use of gasoline and fuels by Federal departments and agencies) S.Res.578…

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