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  • Democrats Hold Hearing on Impact of HousePassed Health Care Bill
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    Affordable Care Act Replacement Bill

    Senate Democrats held a meeting on the Republican Affordable Care Act replacement bill. Speakers included those affected by chronic illnesses and health insurance officials.

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  • Unemployment Benefits Extension
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    Unemployment Benefits Extension

    A portion was played of Senator Chuck Schumer’s remarks during a conference call with reporters to urge Republicans to support a three-month extension of long-term unemployment benefits.

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  • Gasoline Prices and Energy Trading
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    Gasoline Prices and Energy Trading

    The Senate Democratic Policy Committee will call witnesses to testify about gasoline prices and energy trading such as done by the Enron company in 2001. Unairable due to technical audio…

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  • Water Provisions to US Troops in Iraq
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    Water Provisions to U.S. Troops in Iraq

    Witnesses testified about the alleged failure of the Halliburton company to deliver clean water to U.S. troops fighting in Iraq. Topics included supposedly potable water that was not…

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  • Trade Agreements and the US Auto Industry
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    Trade Agreements and the U.S. Auto Industry

    Automotive union, manufacturing representatives, and other experts talked with members of Congress about U.S. trade policy and the downturn in the U.S. automobile industry, including Ford’s…

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  • Social Security
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    Social Security

    The Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing on President Bush’s new Social Security proposals. Committee members heard from economists, experts on Social Security, and…

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  • Social Security
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    Social Security

    Members of the Democratic Policy Committee spoke at a forum on Social Security. They talked about a number of issues including proposed Bush administration reforms, private or personal…

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  • Social Security
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    Social Security

    Democratic senators held a hearing on the president’s plans to privatize Social Security and the fiscal future of the system. Panel One: James Roosevelt, Jr., grandson of President Franklin D.…

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  • Social Security
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    Social Security

    Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about proposed Social Security programs, the fiscal solvency of the system, and the Bush administration’s plans to partially privatize some accounts.…

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  • Outsourcing of American Jobs
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    Outsourcing of American Jobs

    Witnesses testified about the practice of outsourcing U.S. jobs to overseas markets as a means of reducing production costs and the impact on the U.S. job market and economy. They also…

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  • Iraq Reconstruction Contracts
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    Iraq Reconstruction Contracts

    Witnesses testified before the Senate Democratic Policy Committee about Iraq reconstruction contracts. Among the specific issues addressed were no-bid contracts and allegations of massive…

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  • Federal Overtime Pay Rules
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    Federal Overtime Pay Rules

    Witnesses testified regarding changes in federal overtime pay regulations. Committee members and witnesses opposed the changes. Among the issues discussed were the number of workers who…

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  • Loss of Manufacturing Jobs
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    Loss of Manufacturing Jobs

    Leaders of labor groups talked about whether the U.S. is exporting jobs to other countries. What policies could be developed to slow this trend and to begin creating jobs in U.S.…

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  • Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts
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    Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts

    Program is missing the first few minutes. Democratic senators met to inquire into the process by which reconstruction contracts were awarded for work in Iraq. Among the topics addressed…

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  • Alleged Intelligence Leaks
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    Alleged Intelligence Leaks

    Former CIA officers spoke to Democratic senators about the leak of a CIA operative’s name to the press by Bush administration officials. They talked about the potential impact of the leak…

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  • Tax Policy and Job Creation
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    Tax Policy and Job Creation

    Mr. Kemp and Mr. Reich talked about the Bush administration’s economic policy, tax policy, and the state of the economy. They also talked about ways to stimulate the economy and provide…

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  • Tax Policy and Job Creation
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    Tax Policy and Job Creation

    THIS IS A PARTIAL AIRING

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  • State of US Economy
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    State of U.S. Economy

    Participants talked about the state of the U.S. economy. Among the issues they addressed were corporate crime, deficit spending, confidence in the stock market, and Republican focus on…

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  • Agriculture Issues and American Farmers
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    Agriculture Issues and American Farmers

    Democratic leaders heard testimony from farmers and rural business leaders about the agriculture crisis which was ruining many family farmers.

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  • Minimum Wage
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    Minimum Wage

    Democratic leaders briefed reporters on how the implementation of the minimum wage increase would help those who are currently earning the minimum wage. Today the minimum wage increased .50…

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