In the Western United States, we face a similar problem. For more than a decade, drought has plagued the Colorado River – the lifeblood of a number of western states, including Nevada. Milder winters have meant less Rocky Mountain snow and less spring runoff to feed the river. Combined with more extreme summer heat, the shrinking western snowpack threatens the water source for more than 30 million people.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement on the February employment report. According to the Labor Department, the economy added 175,000 jobs in February. The unemployment rate is 6.7 percent.
“The Philippines still need our help. I am proud to represent more than 100,000 Filipino-Americans…
Washington, D.C. – His Holiness The Dalai Lama delivered the opening prayer today to convene the United States Senate. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:
It is my pleasure to welcome to the United States Senate, His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. I know I speak for the entire Senate family when I express our gratitude for that beautiful prayer, and for his words of encouragement and blessing.
Debo Adegbile, President Obama’s nominee to lead the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, is a man who renews my faith in the American Dream. The nominee is the son of Irish and Nigerian immigrants. He grew up in poverty. Sometimes he and his mother were even homeless.
But despite these challenges, he worked his way to the top of the
“President Obama today unveiled a responsible budget that should serve as a blueprint for creating jobs, strengthening the middle class and expanding economic opportunity to all…”
“Charles and David Koch are shrewd businessmen. Their wealth is nearly unparalleled – not only in America, but in the world. The brothers inherited a small oil company from their father, and built it into a multi-national corporation that refines oil, manufactures fertilizers and chemicals, makes paper products, extracts minerals, produces glass and even owns a cattle ranch. And like most shrewd businessmen, the oil baron Koch brothers are very good at protecting and growing their prodigious fortune. There’s nothing un-American about that.
I’m deeply concerned about what’s going on in the Ukraine. I think Ukraine is in crisis and needs some help. I’m going to recommend that anything that we do be in conjunction with our allies. And President Obama said he wants to give some economic aid. I think that’s appropriate. I will be happy to help in any way.
There are plenty of issues on which Republicans and Democrats will always disagree. But, historically, Democrats and Republicans have been able to agree on one thing: Congress should do everything in its power to protect those who risked their lives to protect this country.