Real Security Act of 2006
The Real Security Act of 2006 (S. 3875) was introduced September 7, 2006, in the U.S. Senate by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and was co-sponsored by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). On September 8, 2006, the bill was read for the second time and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders, Calendar Number 598. 
On September 13, 2006, the legislation "was killed by an almost straight party-line vote in the Senate," Bob Geiger wrote. "The legislation, all 528 pages of it, offered, as its amendment purpose stated, 'to provide real national security, restore United States leadership, and implement tough and smart policies to win the war on terror.' ... That's 528 pages of detailed description of the Democratic plan to secure our domestic infrastructure, end the war in Iraq and bring our military men and women home to their families.
"But, just yesterday," Geiger wrote, "in saying that Democrats have never told anyone what their plan is, [White House spokesman] Tony Snow lied yet again. This is not subject to partisan interpretation -- it is a lie."
The Act is organized into five divisions as follows: 
- Implementation of 9/11 Commission recommendations
- Combatting terrorism
- Intelligence authorizations
- Transportation security
- A new direction in Iraq
- Real Security Acto of 2006 (S. 3875), Congressional Record: September 7, 2006 (Senate), Page S9113-S9191 (posted by Federation of American Scientists).
- Press Release: "Senate Democrats Announce Major Security Legislation. Real Security Act of 2006 makes defense of nation reflect lessons of 9/11," Senate Democratic Leadership, September 7, 2006. See proposed legislation with notes.
- Christine Hauser and David Stout, "Democrats Attack Bush’s Anti-Terrorism Strategy," New York Times, September 7, 2006.
- Anushka Asthana and Karen DeYoung, "Bush Calls For Greater Wiretap Authority. President Says Power Is Needed for Threat," Washington Post, September 8, 2006. Scroll down to mid-article.
- Linda Feldmann, "Bush moves to shore up war-on-terror credentials," Christian Science Monitor, September 8, 2006. Scroll down to mid-article.
- "Politicians Push U.S. Security as Election Issue," Morning Edition/NPR, September 8, 2006.
- Lisa Mascaro, "Democrats outline aggressive security strategy," Las Vegas Sun, September 11, 2006.
- Press Release: "The Real Security Act of 2006. Democrats Offer Tough and Smart Policies to Win the War on Terror," Office of Senator Harry Reid, September 12, 2006.
- "NBC's Lauer again ignored Democratic security agenda, claimed they have no answer to GOP terror arguments," Media Matters for America, September 14, 2006.
- Matt Towery, "The Democrats: Passion without a plan," Townhall.com, September 14, 2006.
- Bob Geiger, "Democratic Ideas Struggle to Be Heard by a Very Lazy Media," bobgeiger.blogspot.com, September 15, 2006.
- Bob Geiger, "Frist Blames Democratic Minority for Do-Nothing Congress, Gets Spanked," Sandals at the Gate, Blogspot, September 20, 2006.
- Bob Geiger, "And the lies keep on coming," Falling into Forty Blogspot, November 2, 2006.
- Bob Geiger, "Proof That Bush Lies Every Day About Dems Lack Of Security Plan," bobgeiger.blogspot.com (The Smirking Chimp; AlterNet, November 3, 2006.
- "Top 10 Election Falsehoods, Myths and Talking Points. Conservative Misinformation and Coverage of the 2006 Midterm Elections," Media Matters for America, November 6, 2006. Scroll down to number 3.
- Bob Geiger, "A conversation with Senator Harry Reid," The Huffington Post, December 11, 2006.
- Bob Geiger, "GOP Senate Did One Thing in 2006: Kill Democratic Initiatives," bobgeiger.blogspot.com, December 19, 2006.