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Day May 22, 2008

Reid: Senate Overrides Bush’s Veto Of Farm Bill To Help Americas Fight Rising Food Costs

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the U.S. Senate overrode the President’s veto of the Farm Bill: “Rapidly rising food and fuel prices have put a strain on all Americans, but especially on low-income working Americans who are struggling to put food on the table.  By overturning the President’s…

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21st Century G.I. Bill An Historic Victory For America’s Veterans

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the U.S. Senate passed the 21st Century G.I. Bill by a bipartisan and veto-proof 75-22 vote:  “This is an historic victory for America’s veterans.  It further strengthens the finest military in world and enhances America’s security and economy.  It is also a testament…

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H.R. 6081, the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2008

Summary and Background The Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2008 (The “HEART Act“) (H.R. 6081) is bipartisan legislation that would provide tax relief to the men and women in our nation’s armed services and others volunteering service on behalf of the United States, including Peace Corps volunteers and AmeriCorps volunteers. The legislation reflects…

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Democratic Accomplishments in the 110th Congress: A New Direction for America (Highlights)

In the Face of Relentless Republican Obstructionism, Senate Democrats Remain Committed to Working for Change In 2006, Democrats were elected to take the country in a new direction by advancing the priorities of the American people. By the end of the first session, under Democratic leadership, the 110th Congress had made significant down-payments on those…

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Senate Democrats are Committed to Also Addressing Emergency Needs Here at Home

When President Bush submitted this year’s emergency supplemental request, he made one glaring omission: He forgot the folks back at home. Most of his $108 billion request focused on continuing the war in Iraq, but said little or nothing about the nation’s most urgent domestic needs — nothing about the growing number of men and…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, May 22, 2008

Resume House Message to accompany H.R.2642, Emergency Supplemental, as under the previous order. There will be up to 2 hours for debate equally divided and controlled between the Leaders or their designees. H.R.2419, the Food Conservation and Energy Act. At 2:00pm the Senate will vote on passage of the bill, the objections of the President…

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