Press Releases

Press Release
"I recently had the pleasure of hosting Senator Beltrones, Senator Creel, Senator Navarrete and Ambassador Sarukhan as my special guests for our annual Cinco de Mayo celebration in the U.S. Capitol. As I stated on that day, the U.S.-Mexico relationship is among the most critical we have with anyone in the world, and we in the Congress have an obligation and every intention to move it forward in the upcoming year."
June 11, 2007
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"'The information contained in the PlayFair 2008 report is serious and warrants a thorough investigation by the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee and the International Olympic Committee. The allegations of hazardous working conditions, the use of child labor, and forced overtime will cast a shadow over the 2008 Olympic games unless action is taken to end any exploitation of Chinese workers who are producing official Olympic merchandise."
June 11, 2007
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"'Our bill expands research on stem cell lines that would otherwise be discarded, acknowledges the important ethical issues at stake and enacts stronger research guidelines than exist in the President's current policy. And because we believe that all forms of promising research should move forward, our legislation includes a provision that supports the advancement of alternative forms of stem cell research,' said Reid."
June 7, 2007
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"'Any legislation that comes to the House floor must increase our energy independence, reduce global warming, invest in new technologies to achieve these goals and create good jobs in America."
June 5, 2007
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"'Millions of NASCAR fans, and indeed sports fans across the country, mourn the passing of Bill France Jr., whose vision and leadership turned the regional sport of NASCAR into the most popular racing series in the country."
June 5, 2007
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"'The charges in the indictment against Congressman Jefferson are extremely serious. While Mr. Jefferson, just as any other citizen, must be considered innocent until proven guilty, if these charges are proven true, they constitute an egregious and unacceptable abuse of public trust and power."
June 4, 2007
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"'Today we pay tribute to the brave souls of Tiananmen Square, who 18 years ago defied the powers of their day to demand the liberties and freedom to which all people everywhere are entitled."
June 4, 2007
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"'But today's announcement fails to respond to the severity of the crisis that most of the rest of the world has long since recognized. Instead of fresh thinking, the President today just rehashed the same stale proposals he has repeatedly put forward to the international community. Technology transfers and voluntary emissions targets are not enough to reverse global warming."
May 31, 2007
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"'The purpose of our visit was to see firsthand the adverse environmental and economic impacts of global warming and to meet with foreign leaders who are taking action to address one of the greatest challenges of our time. The science is undeniable - as is the urgency with which we must act."
May 31, 2007
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"'The decision by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez not to renew the license of Radio Caracas Television in order to silence criticism is exactly the kind of action that raises concern about his leadership. President Chavez should know that efforts to suppress the media will not only ultimately fail, but are also a detriment to one of the pillars democracy: freedom of expression. He should reconsider this ill-advised decision."
May 30, 2007

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