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Day September 9, 2008

Hispanic Small Businesses: Diversity, Economic Growth, and Job Creation in America

America’s small businesses are the backbone of our economy, helping to keep the country competitive through innovation, new ideas and new jobs. Democrats recognize that one of our nation’s greatest assets is our diversity. Investing in minority-owned businesses, therefore, helps to increase the value of that asset and to promote economic growth and job creation.…

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America Needs Tough, Fair, and Practical Immigration Reform

America’s immigration system is broken.  Inadequate pathways to legal immigration and ineffective law enforcement have contributed to millions of people living and working inside the United States without authorization, harming both American workers and undocumented immigrants.  Despite the efforts of Democrats, the majority of Republicans chose to block the advancement of comprehensive immigration reform in…

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Reid: Bush-McCain Republicans Dangerously Out Of Touch About Afghanistan And Pakistan

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today ahead of President Bush’s announcement on troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan:  “President Bush, Senator McCain and Senate Republicans are dangerously out of touch about Afghanistan and Pakistan. “Given the increasingly violent situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan, I am stunned that President Bush has decided to bring so few troops home from Iraq…

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Hispanic Small Businesses: Diversity, Economic Growth, and Job Creation in America

America’s small businesses are the backbone of our economy, helping to keep the country competitive through innovation, new ideas and new jobs. Democrats recognize that one of our nation’s greatest assets is our diversity. Investing in minority-owned businesses, therefore, helps to increase the value of that asset and to promote economic growth and job creation.…

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Senate Democrats are Working to Improve the Health and Health Care of Latinos and All Americans

American families are struggling to find affordable health insurance coverage.  Rising health care costs are straining family budgets as well as state budgets, forcing employers to drop or scale back health insurance coverage for their workers, increasing the number of uninsured Americans, and impeding access to needed health care services.  Over the last eight years,…

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Senate Democrats are Working to Improve the Health and Health Care of Latinos and All Americans

American families are struggling to find affordable health insurance coverage.  Rising health care costs are straining family budgets as well as state budgets, forcing employers to drop or scale back health insurance coverage for their workers, increasing the number of uninsured Americans, and impeding access to needed health care services.  Over the last eight years,…

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Senate Democrats are Working to Improve the Health and Health Care of Latinos and All Americans

American families are struggling to find affordable health insurance coverage.  Rising health care costs are straining family budgets as well as state budgets, forcing employers to drop or scale back health insurance coverage for their workers, increasing the number of uninsured Americans, and impeding access to needed health care services.  Over the last eight years,…

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Democratic Senators Discuss Need For Economic Recovery Package

Washington, DC—Democratic Senators Charles Schumer, Debbie Stabenow and Bob Casey joined Jared Bernstein, director of the Living Standards Program for the Economic Policy Institute, at a press conference today to discuss the need for an economic recovery package that creates jobs, strengthens the middle class and addresses the economic realities of working families. “Middle class families are not…

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Senate Democrats are Working to Improve Educational Opportunities for Latinos and All Americans

Higher education is becoming increasingly important to achieving the American dream, yet more and more Americans are being priced out of the promise and opportunity that higher education provides.  Democrats recognize that students and their families are struggling to cover the rising cost of college and have made college affordability a top priority.  Moreover, while…

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Seven Years Later: President Bush Continues To Ignore The Growing Threat In Afghanistan

Today, President Bush discussed his plan to keep more than 140,000 American troops tied down in Iraq while Al Qaeda and the Taliban gain strength in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  By most accounts the troop reductions will do little to relieve the strain on the military, and will not provide close to enough troops to combat…

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