Senate Democrats

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Day March 4, 2009

Democrats Investing in America’s Priorities: Safe and Affordable Housing

The home loan mortgage crisis currently gripping our nation has only exacerbated our nation’s ongoing affordable housing crunch.  Despite dropping interest rates, the heightened underwriting standards for obtaining a home loan have made it more difficult for many Americans to purchase a home, and job losses and the continued resetting of adjustable rate mortgages have…


Democrats Investing in America’s Priorities: Diplomacy and Foreign Assistance

The following examples highlight some of the key investments that H.R.1105, the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009, would make to fight international terrorism, bolster diplomacy, strengthen global health initiatives, and fund vital humanitarian assistance programs around the world. Strengthening diplomacy.H.R.1105 includes $4.2 billion, $464 million above Fiscal Year 2008, for diplomatic operations and to fill an…


Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, March 04, 2009

At 9:30am the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.1105, the Omnibus Appropriations bill. At 11:00 a.m., British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will address a Joint Meeting of Congress from the Hall of the House of Representatives in the U.S. Capitol. Senators should begin gathering in the Senate Chamber at 10:30 a.m. to proceed as a…