Press Releases

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"'I appreciate Senator Dole and Secretary Shalala's willingness to again serve America. Democrats certainly agree with the report's conclusions that call for 'fundamental changes' in the system and 'aggressive treatment' of Iraq's signature wounds. That is why we have voted for historic commitments to ensure that America's veterans and troops returning home from IraqAfghanistan receive the quality, timely health care that they were promised and that they deserve."
July 25, 2007
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"'Six years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and three years after the bipartisan and independent 9/11 Commission delivered to the American people a roadmap for security that the Republican Congress had failed to pass into law, the Democratic Congress is about to deliver to the President a bill for his signature to make the American people safer."
July 25, 2007
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"'Leader Reid, it seems like yesterday we were here urging the Senate to end the war in Iraq and bring our troops home. And here we are, one week later, gathered here to observe a remarkable thing. An increase in minimum wage shouldn't be that remarkable, but it took 10 long years because of Republican obstructionism to block fairness for an increase in the minimum wage. Ten years. In fact, in the last Congress, the Republicans prevented consideration of the minimum wage coming to the House floor 11 times. Does that tell you whose side they are on?"
July 24, 2007
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"'Today's vote to renew U.S. import restrictions on the military regime in Burma sends a clear message that those fighting for democracy and human rights in Burma do not stand alone in their struggle."
July 23, 2007
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"'Those here today - who will become the newest Americans - exemplify what our great nation is all about. You have brought your hopes and dreams to a land where hopes and dreams can come true. I am proud to help you on your way to becoming American citizens."
July 23, 2007
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"We write to request a meeting with you to see if we can reach agreement on FY2008 appropriations issues and avoid a protracted battle over relatively small differences."
July 20, 2007
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"'While Democrats have fought for a pay raise for our troops all along, the President was against the pay raise before he was for it. Two months ago, his Administration explicitly opposed Democratic efforts to give our troops a 3.5 percent raise and threatened to veto legislation if the pay raise was passed by Congress, calling it 'unnecessary.'"
July 20, 2007
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"'The Farm Bill represents a critical first step toward reform by eliminating payments to millionaires, closing loopholes that permit evasion of payment limits, and promoting our nation's family farmers."
July 20, 2007
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"'Today's decision by the conferees on the 9/11 bill to adopt a requirement for 100 percent screening of maritime cargo containers before they reach the United States addresses a major security vulnerability and will make the American people safer from terrorist attacks."
July 19, 2007
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"'Most Senate Republicans continue to obstruct Democratic efforts to force a new direction in Iraq, instead choosing to continue to stand squarely behind the failed policies of President Bush. By blocking an up-or-down vote on an amendment to responsibly end the war in Iraq, Senate Republicans have once again thwarted the will of a majority of the United States Senate, a majority of the House of Representatives, and a majority of the American people."
July 18, 2007

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