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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. Under Democratic leadership, the 110th Congress has made significant down-payments on those expectations. After nearly a decade of Republican…

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Obstruction Alert: Bush-McCain Republicans Object to Six Different Efforts to Address America’s Energy Crisis

Washington, DC—This afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Senate Democratic Leaders asked unanimous consent to pass six bills designed to address the nation’s energy crisis.  Just as they have throughout the year, Bush-McCain Republicans said no, preferring to slow, stop and stall progress rather than help American families paying record-high energy prices. Below…

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Senate Democrats Work to Make the American Dream More Affordable Despite Efforts of the ‘Grand Obstructionist Party’

“The strategy of being obstructionist can work or fail…and so far it’s working for us.” — Former Republican Whip, Senator Trent Lott (Roll Call, 4/18/07) Since January 2007, the Democratic-led, 110th Congress has made a significant down-payment on our promise to take the country in a new direction after nearly a decade of Republican control.…

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Democrats Have Consistently Kept Our Focus on Afghanistan and Al Qaeda

For years, Senate Democrats have advocated for a refocused commitment to the mission in Afghanistan – the central front in the fight against al Qaeda. While the White House and its Republican allies have continued to divert critical resources away from the campaign in Afghanistan in support of its endless war in Iraq, Senate Democrats…

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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. Under Democratic leadership, the 110th Congress has made significant down-payments on those expectations. After nearly a decade of Republican…

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Senate Democrats Work to Make the American Dream More Affordable Despite Efforts of the ‘Grand Obstructionist Party’

“The strategy of being obstructionist can work or fail…and so far it’s working for us.” — Former Republican Whip, Senator Trent Lott (Roll Call, 4/18/07) Since January 2007, the Democratic-led, 110th Congress has made a significant down-payment on our promise to take the country in a new direction after nearly a decade of Republican control.…

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S. 3001, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009

Summary S.3001, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009, would authorize $612.5 billion in budget authority for defense programs in Fiscal Year 2009. This amount is consistent with the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Resolution, and consistent with the President’s overall request for the national defense budget, which included a base budget request of…

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Senate Democrats Offer Solutions to America’s Energy Crisis

American families and businesses are being squeezed by high energy costs.  Since the beginning of the 110th Congress, Democrats have made progress in addressing America’s energy crisis by passing historic energy efficiency improvements for automobiles and light bulbs, mandating significant increases in our nation’s use of biofuels (the renewable fuels standard), halting oil deliveries to…

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S. 3001, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009

Summary S.3001, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009, would authorize $612.5 billion in budget authority for defense programs in Fiscal Year 2009. This amount is consistent with the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Resolution, and consistent with the President’s overall request for the national defense budget, which included a base budget request of…

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Congress Voted Overwhelmingly to Override President Bush’s Veto of Critical Medicare Legislation

Both the House and the Senate approved H.R.6331, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act, by veto-proof majorities.  But despite this overwhelming show of bipartisan support, President Bush vetoed the legislation.  Fortunately, while the President and his Republican allies in Congress fought to protect the health insurance industry, Democrats fought to protect seniors –…

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