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  • March 2007

  • MR. REED: Madam President, we are debating a serious proposal with respect to the future of our involvement in Iraq and the future of Iraq and, indeed, that region of the world. I believe the proposal Senator Harry Reid of Nevada advanced is a... Read More
  • MR. REED. Mr. President, I rise to express my strong support for the United States policy in Iraq Resolution of 2007. I think it represents a sound policy and strategy that will help us achieve our objectives not only in Iraq but in the region, and... Read More
  • MR. REED: Madam President, today the Senate will vote on a matter of utmost importance--enacting the remaining 9/11 Commission recommendations. Since their publication 2 1/2 years ago, roughly half of the recommendations have been left unaddressed,... Read More
  • MR. REED: Mr. President, I would like to acknowledge that today, March 6th, 2007, we celebrate the 17th annual National Sportsmanship Day. Created by the Institute for International Sport at the University of Rhode Island in 1991, this initiative... Read More
  • February 2007

  • MR. REED: Mr. President, I am pleased to join my colleagues, Senator Coleman, and Representatives ESHOO and RAMSTAD, in reintroducing the Consortium on the Impact of Technology in Health Services Act. We face a challenging and exciting time in the... Read More
  • MR. REED: Mr. President, I am pleased to join my colleague, Senator Roberts, along with Senators Kennedy, Burr, Murray, Clinton, Brown, Bingaman, Collins, Isakson, and Biden in introducing the Trauma Care Systems Planning and Development Act. Our... Read More
  • MR. REED: Mr. President, I am pleased to join my colleague, Senator Burr, to introduce the Services for Ending Long-Term Homelessness Act (SELHA). It is estimated that two to three million Americans experience a period of homelessness in a given... Read More
  • MR. REED: Madam President, I want to speak very briefly about the resolution pending, H.J. Res. 20, the resolution that is funding the Government for the remainder of the fiscal year. I particularly want to talk about the veterans health care issues... Read More
  • MR. REED: Mr. President, we have come to a critical crossroads with respect to our operations in Iraq. After the Iraq Study Group spent months considering the issue of the best policy going forward, suggesting a phased redeployment along with other... Read More
  • Mr. REED: Mr. President, I commend Senator Warner, Senator Nelson, Senator Levin and others who have worked so hard on this resolution. I do believe, like my colleagues, that this measure and an alternative measure deserve an up-or-down vote by the... Read More
  • January 2007

  • MR. REED: I rise to address my strong support for the increase in the minimum wage that we are debating today in this Chamber. Minimum wage workers deserve this long overdue raise. The minimum wage, which today stands at $5.15 per hour under Federal... Read More
  • MR. REED: Mr. President, last evening President Bush spoke about Iraq. His speech represented perhaps a change in tone but not a fundamental change in strategy, and the American people were looking for a fundamental change in strategy. They were... Read More
  • December 2006

  • MR. REED. Mr. President, today the Senate is undertaking an important debate on the India Agreement for Civil Nuclear Cooperation. On July 18, 2005, President Bush and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh signed an agreement to resume full civilian... Read More
  • MR. REED: Mr. President, I rise to express my support for Dr. Robert Gates to be the next Secretary of Defense. Dr. Gates is poised to take an extraordinarily difficult job at one of the most dangerous times in U.S. history. He will face a number of... Read More
  • October 2006

  • U.S. SENATOR JACK REED DELIVERS REMARKS TO THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION'S SABAN CENTER FOR MIDDLE EAST POLICY ON THE WAR IN IRAQ U.S. SENATOR JACK REED (D-RI): I want to thank you very much, Mr. Ambassador, for that very, very kind introduction and also... Read More
  • September 2006

  • MR. REED: Mr. President, most American families have lost ground in the Bush economy and are working harder than ever to keep up with rising living expenses. The administration is trying to paint a rosy picture of the economy, but the American people... Read More
  • MR. REED: Mr. President, tonight the Senate is voting on the port security conference report. While the conference report contains important provisions to secure our nation's ports, I am disappointed that the House of Representatives refused to... Read More
  • MR. REED: Mr. President, for an immigration measure to be effective, two aspects are necessary. One aspect is enforcement and the other is addressing the status of millions of undocumented immigrants who are living in the United States. The Senate... Read More
  • MR. REED: Mr. President, I ask for 12 minutes from the time. The PRESIDING OFFICER: Without objection, it is so ordered. MR. REED: Mr. President, we are engaged in a very important debate about the way we will bring to justice very heinous... Read More
  • MR. REED: Mr. President, I rise today to discuss my deep concerns about the Medicare Part D Program. The D was supposed to stand for a new prescription drug benefit, but now seniors are finding that D really stands for doughnut hole. Unlike most... Read More