Monthly Archives: February 2007

Rep. Mel Watt, Chairman of the Financial Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, presided over a hearing today: Insurance Claims Payment Processes in the Gulf Coast after the 2005 Hurricanes. Watch Rep. Gene Taylor testify on the experiences of his Mississippi … Continue reading

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Debate begins tomorrow on the Employee Free Choice Act, and we will be sure to have coverage. President Bush has already promised a veto — Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller responds: Chairman Miller Statement on President’s Veto Threat … Continue reading

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Walter Reed patients told to keep quiet Kelly Kennedy, Air Force Times – February 28, 2007 Soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center's Medical Hold Unit say they have been told they will wake up at 6 a.m. every morning … Continue reading

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From the “Current Legislation” section of this web site, which will keep you up to date on major upcoming legislation: National Security FIRST Act This week, the House will consider H.R. 556, the bipartisan National Security FIRST Act. The bill … Continue reading

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More of the people’s business being done in the People’s House. From the Education & Labor Committee: HOUSE PASSES PELL GRANT FAIRNESS LEGISLATION WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation today that would repeal a rule that … Continue reading

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Today, the Washington Post asks the question, “When is $4 million really $2.8 million?” and continues: One answer is “When you’re a woman,” as the Labor Department has repeatedly found that women earn about 75 cents for every dollar that … Continue reading

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As has been widely reported, the risk posed by the inordinate strain on our troops and our military continues to grow, and has been fully recognized at the top levels of our military: Gen. Pace: Military capability eroding Associated Press … Continue reading

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Whereas many derided the previous Congress as the “Do-nothing Congress,” every day now one can see the wheels turning in innumerable committees and subcommittees to protect and expand opportunity for working Americans. An example of that can be found in … Continue reading

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Lawmakers to scrutinize Walter Reed Jonathan E. Kaplan, The Hill – February 27, 2007 Several House and Senate committees will begin oversight hearings into how Walter Reed Army Medical Center subjected wounded soldiers and Marines to bureaucratic indifference and allowed … Continue reading

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Last June, Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton asked Army chief of staff, Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, “Are you comfortable with the readiness level for the non-deployed units that are in the continental United States?” Gen. Schoomaker answered, “No.” Yesterday, the … Continue reading

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