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Day May 21, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, May 21, 2008

S.Res.541 (Somalia) S.Res.573 (Cuba)


FACT CHECK: Bush/McCain Republicans Requested Funding for Programs Unrelated to Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

It’s time again for more Bush/McCain Republican games and their Orwellian tactics. Bush/McCain Republicans are using calls for a “clean” supplemental spending bill to oppose the 21st Century GI Bill, extension of unemployment benefits and other emergency spending priorities included in the supplemental spending bill. But President Bush and his allies in Congress asked for…


Reid Statement On LBJ Day

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate in honor of President Lyndon Baines Johnson, who was born 100 years ago this summer: “In the summer of 1908, a man named Sam Ealy Johnson, Sr. rode through the Texas hill country, announcing to whomever happened…


Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Morning Business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. Majority will control first 30 minutes and Republicans will control next 30 minutes. The time from 11:00-12:00 is reserved for tributes to former President Lyndon B. Johnson on the centennial of his birth. The Senate is in a period of morning business…