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An honest day's work, deserves and honest day's pay, and this Congress must make one of its final actions before we adjourn, raising the minimum wage.
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But reducing harmful emissions, abating our dependence on foreign oil and developing alternative renewable energy sources have benefits that go beyond environmental health, they improve personal health, enhance national security and encourage our nation's economic viability.
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Democrats are committed to mapping a new direction in Iraq, and we will work with the President and the new Defense Secretary to ensure that the will of the American people guides our future actions.
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Democrats are fighting for a new direction that includes protecting Social Security as well as making healthcare affordable, bringing down the high cost of gasoline, and making higher education more accessible for all Americans.
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Democrats believe we must have comprehensive health care reform that includes giving the federal government authority to negotiate lower prices with drug companies.
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Democrats have laid out a program that, if adopted, would make us independent of Middle Eastern oil in ten years, and create a new economy especially for those in rural America. Our program invests in clean energy alternatives and provides energy assistance for those in need.
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Democrats welcome the President's call for energy independence in 19 years. But that call rings hollow when his policies are yielding unprecedented and obscene profits for oil companies, while Americans are paying through the nose trying to heat their homes and fuel their vehicles.
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Environmental policy must strike a balance between the earth's best interests and our citizen's pressing needs.
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Environmental protection doesn't happen in a vacuum. You can't separate the impact on the environment from the impact on our families and communities.
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Health Savings Accounts, as proposed by the President, will create a cash cow for Wall Street investors and do nothing to increase access to health care or slow the growth of health care costs. We should immediately revisit the prescription drug plan that has proven to be confusing and unworkable.
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I believe the American people spoke loud and clear to the Bush Administration in yesterday's election that they disapprove of the current direction in the war in Iraq. As a result, the President wasted no time in dumping Secretary Rumsfeld.
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I have no problems with private schools. I graduated from one and so did my mother. Private schools are useful and we often use public funds to pay for their infrastructures and other common needs.
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I spent the first three years of my professional life as a public school teacher.
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I'm heartened by the growing awareness of global warming among important communities and organizations in our nation.
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In particular, the emerging call from our nation's evangelicals to protect God's creation is substantial.
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Last week in the Homeland Security Committee, Republicans were against port security; and today, one week after Democrats unveiled our Real Security Agenda, they're for it.
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Medicare and its companion Medicaid were designed to ensure that the most vulnerable in our society - the elderly and the poor - would have their basic health care needs met. Sadly, the steadily increasing cost of health care in this country has made that sacred mission even more difficult.
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Oil companies are making record-breaking profits. Yet tens of thousands of automobile workers are about to receive pink slips.
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One hundred percent scanning of cargo is critical to this nation's security and a hallmark of our Real Security agenda.
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Our top priority is our troops, who are making the extraordinary effort to fulfill the mission they have been given. Democrats will work with this Administration to better define that mission and a realistic expectation of success in Iraq.
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Pharmaceutical companies are enjoying unprecedented profits and access with this Administration. Yet the Republicans' prescription drug plan for seniors has been a colossal failure, and over 43 million Americans wake up every morning without health insurance.
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President Bush's rhetoric on the war against terror is out of sync with reality.
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The bottom line is that five million low-income Americans working full time for minimum wage, deserve a raise.
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The president and Republicans in Congress have repeatedly promised to revisit Social Security privatization after November. But Americans have already said, loud and clear, that they don't want Social Security to be privatized or dismantled.
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The president is showing just how out of touch he is today by marking one of the largest budget deficits in history with celebration. The American people are in trouble when their president considers record budget deficits, reckless spending and stagnant wages part of a successful economic policy.
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The President's call for more math and science students is not being heeded by his party's leaders in Congress. They are cutting over $10 billion from student aide while refusing to fully fund No Child Left Behind. Something doesn't add up.
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Two new reports indicate that, under Bush, the Army is overstretched and under enormous strain. The National Guard and reserves have been weakened and we are experiencing numerous recruiting problems.
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We are hopeful about the opportunities ahead, and stand ready to join this President in an open and honest dialogue about improving the state of our union for all Americans not the select few.
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We have a moral responsibility to protect the earth and ensure that our children and grandchildren have a healthy and sustainable environment in which to live.
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