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Month October 2008

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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Senate Democrats are Committed to Change: Bush-McCain Economic Policies are Hurting Middle-Class Families

For millions of hard-working, middle-class families, life during the Bush Administration has grown less affordable and less secure.  Lower wages, fewer jobs, and skyrocketing costs for basic necessities like gas, health care, and college tuition are causing anxiety for millions of Americans.  Moreover, years of misguided Bush-McCain fiscal policies and irresponsible lack of government oversight…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, October 02, 2008

Morning Business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. Senator Reid asked unanimous consent to take up and pass the following bills. Senator Allard objected to each request on behalf of a Republican senator. S.3644: Crop Disaster Assistance; H.R.7112: Iran Sanctions; S.3150, Access to Air Travel Act; S.3507, with Reid amendment,…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00213

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.1424 As Amended; A bill to provide authority for the Federal Government to purchase and insure certain types of troubled assets for the purposes of providing stability to and preventing disruption in the economy and financial system and protecting taxpayers, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00212

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 5685: Dodd S.Amdt.5685; In the nature of a substitute.Result: Agreed to (74-25, 1 member not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00211

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.7081; A bill to approve the United States-India Agreement for Cooperation on Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (86-13, 1 member not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00213

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.1424 As Amended; A bill to provide authority for the Federal Government to purchase and insure certain types of troubled assets for the purposes of providing stability to and preventing disruption in the economy and financial system and protecting taxpayers, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide…

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