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Day May 12, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, May 12, 2008

Adopt S.Res.558, National Hunger Awareness Day Adopt S.Res.559, National M.P.S. Awareness Day Adopt S.Res.560, National Public Works Week

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, May 12, 2008

Morning Business with the time until 5:30pm equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees. The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am tomorrow.

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Reid Statement On Tragedy In Mynmar

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate regarding the tragedy in Myanmar, urging the junta to allow aid in for the 1.5 million in desperate need. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Over the past several days, we have seen a horrific…

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Democratic Senators Discuss Efforts To Provide Energy Relief For American Consumers

Washington, DC— Democratic Senators Jeff Bingaman and Byron Dorgan joined Tim Lynch of the American Trucking Associations at a press conference today to discuss the Democratic proposal to suspend filling the nearly full Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in order to increase supply and lower energy prices.  With the SPR already 97 percent full, we have more than enough oil in storage…

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Democratic Leaders, In Letter To Bush, Urge President To Convince Saudi Government To Help Ease Americans’ Pain At The Pump

Washington, DC—The Senate Democratic Leadership sent the following letter to President Bush today, urging him to persuade the Saudi government during his upcoming trip to the Middle East to take steps to bring down rapidly climbing oil prices. “The American people need your leadership on this issue now more than ever,” the Senators wrote.  “We…

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Reid: Democrats Fighting To Give Firefighters, Police Officers, First Responders Pay And Benefits They Deserve

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate regarding the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act, a bill that empowers firefighters, police officers and first responders to negotiate for the fair pay and benefits they deserve.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Woven deep…

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