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Day May 1, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, May 01, 2008

Pass S.2954, 2 week extension of Farm bill (through May 16, 2008); Pass H.R.3522, Jicarilla Apache Reservation; Adopt H.Con.Res.340, correct enrollment of H.R.493, Genetic Non-discrimination; Adopt H.Con.Res.112, National Child Care Worthy Wage Day; Adopt S.Res.494, Iraq Reconstruction, with a Reid amendment to the preamble; Adopt S.Res.534, National Drug Court Month; Adopt S.Res.544, National Substitute Teacher…


Reid: Five Years After President Bush’s Shortsighted Speech, Our Mission Is Far From Accomplished In Iraq

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement on the floor of the U.S. Senate today, the fifth anniversary of President Bush’s speech aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln beneath the “Mission Accomplished” banner.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Five years ago today, on the deck of an aircraft carrier, returning…


Reid: When It Comes To Ideas For Relieving Pain At The Pump, Bush Republicans Are Running On Empty

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to Republicans’ energy plan: “When it comes to ideas for helping Americans paying more and more every day at the gas pump, Bush Republicans are running on empty.  Their only answer is to drill for more fossil fuels and drill deeper into…


Five Years On, The Mission Is Not Accomplished

On May 1, 2003, President Bush declared, “My fellow Americans, major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed.” Unfortunately for our troops, veterans and nation, five years later the war still rages and the costs continue to grow. Our troops have done their…


Senators Lautenberg, Menendez And Webb Discuss The Iraq War 5 Years After Bush’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ Speech

Washington, DC—Senators Frank Lautenberg, Robert Menendez and Jim Webb held a press conference today to discuss the five-year anniversary of the speech President Bush delivered on board the USS Abraham Lincoln while standing beneath the “Mission Accomplished” banner.  Yet five years later, after our troops have done their job, Iraqis still fail to take responsibility for their…


Los senadores Lautenberg, Menéndez y Webb discuten la guerra en Irak, cinco años después del discurso de ‘misión cumplida’ de Bush

Washington, DC—Los Senadores Frank Lautenberg, Robert Menéndez y Jim Webb participaron de una conferencia de prensa hoy para discutir el quinto aniversario del discurso que pronunció el Presidente Bush a bordo del portaviones USS Abraham Lincoln, posicionado bajo la pancarta que leía “Misión Cumplida.”  Sin embargo, cinco años más tarde, después que nuestras tropas han…


Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, May 01, 2008

Morning Business for 1 hour. Republicans will control the first 30 minutes and the Majority will control the final 30 minutes (10 minute limitations). Following morning business, resume consideration of H.R.2881, FAA Reauthorization.