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The House has just passed a resolution calling on the Government of the People’s Republic of China to immediately end abuses of the human rights of its citizens, to cease repression of Tibetan and Uighur citizens, and to end its … Continue reading

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From the Judiciary Committee: Judiciary Committee Approves Karl Rove Contempt of Congress Resolution (Washington, DC)- Today, the House Judiciary Committee approved a report and resolution recommending that the House of Representatives cite former White House Deputy Chief of Staff, Karl … Continue reading

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The Oversight Committee is currently holding a hearing, “Deficient Electrical Systems at U.S. Facilities in Iraq.” The hearing will examine electrical problems leading to the injuries and deaths of military personnel and the Department of Defense's management and oversight of … Continue reading

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From the Oversight Committee: House Passes Bill to Strengthen GAO WASHINGTON, DC — Today the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6388, the Government Accountability Office Improvement Act of 2008. Chairman Henry A. Waxman and 18 other committee chairs introduced this … Continue reading

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DOJ: Former aide broke law in hiring scandal Lara Jakes Jordan, Associated Press Writer – July 28, 2008 A new Justice Department report concludes that politics illegally influenced the hiring of career prosecutors and immigration judges, and largely lays the … Continue reading

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The Judiciary Committee is currently holding a hearing, “Executive Power and Its Constitutional Limitations.” See the witness list >> Watch the hearing live on C Span 1. Chairman Jerrold Nadler of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and … Continue reading

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The House has just passed the final version of the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act, by a vote of 303-115. The bill will now be sent to the … Continue reading

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To combat record gas prices at $4.03 a gallon, the House has just voted on the Consumer Energy Supply Act, H.R. 6578. The measure received strong majority support with a vote of 268 to 157, but failed to receive the … Continue reading

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Rep. Mike Doyle (PA-14), a passionate advocate in the fight against autism, denounces recent remarks by radio host Michael Savage on the floor: Rep. Doyle: “Mr. Savage claimed that many diagnosed cases of autism were fraudulent and that, quote ‘In … Continue reading

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The Oversight Committee is currently holding a hearing, “The Medicare Drug Benefit: Are Private Insurers Getting Good Discounts for the Taxpayer?” The Medicare Part D program provides prescription drug coverage to almost 30 million enrollees, and will cost federal taxpayers … Continue reading

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