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Day October 2, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, October 02, 2008

H.R.7082, Inmate Tax Fraud Prevention; H.R.6296, FEC Civil Penalties; H.R.3480, Let Our Veterans Rest in Peace Act; S.2579, US Army Commemorative Coin; H.R.4131, Juanita Millender-McDonald Highway; H.R.6469, Organ Transplant, with Substitute amendment; Postal Naming Bills: H.R.6558, Chan (CA); H.R.6834, Lee (CT); H.R.6902, Carnes (KY); H.R.6982, Ryan (CA); H.R.6197, Pickwick (TN); S.3625, Zebrowski (NY); H.R.4010, Cox…

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Reid Statement On Republican Objection To Extending Unemployment Insurance

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Senate Republicans blocked Democrats’ efforts to extend unemployment insurance: “Senate Democrats are deeply concerned with the continued rise in unemployment – which is now at a 23-year high in Nevada and a seven-year high nationally – and the fact that unemployed workers will…

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Senate Democrats are Committed to Change: The Bush-McCain Legacy of Deregulation and Laissez-Faire, Free-Market Economics is Crippling our Economy

“I am a deregulator.  I believe in deregulation.” (Senator John McCain, July 13, 2003) “Government should be…market-based.” (President George W. Bush, July 10, 2002) “I worked my entire career trying to remove regulations, and that’s one of the major things I did.  …I’m a free market nut, and I believe in the market.” (Former House…

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Senate Democrats are Committed to Change: The Bush-McCain Legacy of Deregulation and Laissez-Faire, Free-Market Economics is Crippling our Economy

“I am a deregulator.  I believe in deregulation.” (Senator John McCain, July 13, 2003) “Government should be…market-based.” (President George W. Bush, July 10, 2002) “I worked my entire career trying to remove regulations, and that’s one of the major things I did.  …I’m a free market nut, and I believe in the market.” (Former House…

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The Failed Bush Republican Record on Education: It’s Time for a Change

Children and young adults deserve a quality education that fully develops their abilities, prepares them to succeed in an increasingly competitive global marketplace, and empowers them to contribute to their communities and the nation.  But too many of our students are not proficient in core subject areas and lag behind their peers in other countries. …

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The Bush-McCain Record on Health Care: The Wrong Prescription for America

President Bush has had almost eight years to improve our nation’s health care system.  But the President and his Republican allies in Congress – who have valued tax cuts above all else, pursued ideological policies, and rewarded special interests – have produced dismal results.  Skyrocketing health care costs are straining family budgets as well as…

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Senate Democrats are Committed to Change: The Bush-McCain Legacy of Deregulation and Laissez-Faire, Free-Market Economics is Crippling our Economy

“I am a deregulator.  I believe in deregulation.” (Senator John McCain, July 13, 2003) “Government should be…market-based.” (President George W. Bush, July 10, 2002) “I worked my entire career trying to remove regulations, and that’s one of the major things I did.  …I’m a free market nut, and I believe in the market.” (Former House…

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We Cannot Afford to Stay the Course: The Bush-McCain Republican Record on National Security

It would be difficult to overstate the strategic failures of the Bush Administration on national security. Today, we face a world that is far more dangerous and far less secure – largely due to the way in which this Administration has directed U.S. policy. Despite its rhetoric, the Bush Administration has consistently failed to employ…

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Democrats Stand for a Change of Course on National Security

We cannot afford to continue disastrous Bush Republican policies on national security. Eight years of strategic miscalculations have left us far less secure than we should be and our country less-equipped to address the global challenges before us. Democrats stand for the real change necessary to right our course and restore America’s leadership in the…

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National Energy Index: The Bush-McCain Energy Record

Approximately seven years after Vice-President Cheney began his secret energy meetings with special interests, the rising costs of the failed Bush-McCain energy policy continue to be felt by middle-class families. The failed Republican energy policies have also threatened America’s national security because America has become increasingly dependent on oil from foreign nations. The following Fact…

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