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Day July 8, 2008

Reid: I Oppose Immunity For Companies That Helped The Bush Administration Illegally Spy On Americans

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate regarding the FISA bill the Senate will consider Wednesday: “The Senate will soon vote on a FISA bill that represents the final result of negotiations among the White House and Democrats and Republicans in Congress.  I opposed…

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In Letter, Reid Urges GOP To Act Quickly To Protect Seniors’, Veterans’ Health Care

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent the following letter today to Republican Senators Mitch McConnell, Jon Kyl and Charles E. Grassley, urging them to end their opposition to the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act.  Republican opposition to the bipartisan bill is creating significant uncertainty for Medicare providers and beneficiaries.    “You note…

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Democratic Senators Fight To Protect Medicare For Seniors

Washington, DC—Democratic Senators Max Baucus, Blanche Lincoln and Ken Salazar held a press conference today with Dr. Willarda Edwards of the National Medical Association and Merwyn and Barbara Reaves, two Medicare recipients, to call on Senate Republicans to join the effort to pass the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act.  Last month, the House…

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Reid, In Letter To McConnell, Encourages GOP To Drop Opposition To Renewable-Energy Tax Incentives

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent the following letter today to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, urging him to work toward a bipartisan solution to extend expiring tax provisions and energy tax incentives.  “Despite your apparent decision to protect hedge fund operators over critical national priorities, I remain committed to taking up and passing…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Up to one hour of morning business, 10 minute limitations. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.6304, FISA legislation. Recess from 12:30pm – 2:15pm for the weekly caucus luncheons. Pending amendments to H.R.6304, FISA: Bingaman #5066 (Staying Court Cases) Specter #5059 (Immunity) Dodd #5064 (Strike Immunity) This evening Senator Reid yielded back…

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