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Clyburn: Rumsfeld Departure, Hope for New Direction in Iraq

(Washington, DC) -- House Democratic Caucus Chair James E. Clyburn had the following reaction today to President Bush accepting the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld:

"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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All numbers are annual benefits adjusted for inflation. Calculations are based on nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) economic assumptions. The President has acknowledged that individual accounts would do nothing to restore long-term solvency and that further benefit cuts are necessary. Since he has not made a specific proposal, these estimates assume that benefits are "price indexed," a proposal made in Plan 2 of President Bush's Social Security Commission, which he has referred to as a "good blueprint" for reform. These estimates also show the effect of the private accounts outlined in the 2005 State of the Union supplementary materials issued by the White House.

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Hurricane Katrina Information & Relief Efforts
Our deepest condolences go to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, who lost their lives, their homes and their livelihoods. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families.

While we are devastated by the enormity of this tragedy, our faith, tenacity and determination ensure that we will rebuild and we will endure. The American spirit of generosity will be evident in the days to come, as communities in the afflicted areas come together and our American family from coast to coast provides assistance.

This page provides useful information about Hurricane Katrina, links to organizations that are helping provide relief, and how to obtain disaster assistance.