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Day May 20, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, May 20, 2008

S.3035, Higher Education Extension (through June 30, 2008); S.Res.496 (Crazy Horse); H.R.4008 (Credit Card and Debit Receipt); S.Res.482 (American Cowboy); H.R.2517 (Protecting Our Children comes First Act); S.431, with a Schumer amendment (to require convicted sex offenders to register online identifiers); S.Res.571 (100th Anniversary of LBJ’s birthday); H.Con.Res.354 (100th Anniversary of LBJ’s birthday); S.Con.Res.79 (HOPE…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00136

On the Nomination: Confirmation G. Steven Agee, of Virginia to be US Circuit JudgeResult: Confirmed (96-0, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00136

On the Nomination: Confirmation G. Steven Agee, of Virginia to be US Circuit JudgeResult: Confirmed (96-0, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Democrats Advance a Bipartisan 21st Century G.I. Bill That Truly Honors the Service and Sacrifice of Our Troops

Under Democratic leadership, the Senate advanced a bipartisan initiative (based on S.22, the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act) to expand educational benefits for our troops and veterans who have so honorably served our country since September 11, 2001. This 21st century G.I. bill would closely resemble the benefits provided to World War II veterans under…

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Senate Democrats Are Addressing the Most Urgent Priorities of the American People, Foreign and Domestic

This past March marked the start of the sixth year of the Iraq War, and this month marks the fifth anniversary of President George W. Bush’s now ill-fated declaration, “Mission Accomplished.” More than 4,000 American soldiers have died, 30,000 have been wounded, and $526 billion has been spent, and America is entrenched in a war…

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Reid Statement On Senator Kennedy

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to news that Senator Edward Kennedy has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor:         “The Senate is a family.  We are all concerned about the health of Senator Kennedy.  He is a friend, the model of public service and an American icon. …

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Senate Democrats Advance a Bipartisan 21st Century G.I. Bill That Truly Honors the Service and Sacrifice of Our Troops

Under Democratic leadership, the Senate advanced a bipartisan initiative (based on S.22, the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act) to expand educational benefits for our troops and veterans who have so honorably served our country since September 11, 2001. This 21st century G.I. bill would closely resemble the benefits provided to World War II veterans under…

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Democrats Continue to Fight for a New Direction in Iraq in Supplemental Appropriations Bill

As we continue in the sixth year of the war, it is clear that the Bush Administration has no strategy for victory in Iraq and no plan to bring our troops home. Long after our military has fulfilled its mission in Iraq, the White House and its Republican allies in Congress have failed to advance…

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With Troops Strained from Multiple Extended Deployments, They Deserve a GI Bill Worthy of Their Sacrifice

Yesterday, the Pentagon announced troop rotations for units rotating into Iraq and Afghanistan, putting thousands of soldiers on notice that they will be deployed again. These repeated and extended deployments have put great strain on our forces, hurting their ability to do their jobs and resulting in increased mental health problems. These numerous deployments have…

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Declaraciones de Reid sobre el Senador Kennedy

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy en respuesta a la noticia que al Senador Edward Kennedy se le diagnosticó un tumor cerebral maligno:   “El Senado es una familia.  Todos estamos preocupados por la salud del Senador Kennedy.  Es un amigo, es el modelo de servicio…

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