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Monthly Archives: April 2007

Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke at a press conference in the Capitol this afternoon with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, senior House and Senate Democrats, and Iraq war veterans after the Senate passed the Iraq Accountability Act by a vote count … Continue reading

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Following up on yesterday’s hearing on student loan practices in the Committee on Education and Labor, which we covered this morning, Chairman George Miller has just written a letter to the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Education asking … Continue reading

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Yesterday the Committee on Education and Labor held a hearing on student loan practices, an ongoing top priority of Chairman George Miller. U.S. Is Lax on Loans, Cuomo Says Jonathan D. Glater, New York Times – April 26, 2007 New … Continue reading

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Political Briefings At Agencies Disclosed R. Jeffrey Smith, Washington Post – April 26, 2007 White House officials conducted 20 private briefings on Republican electoral prospects in the last midterm election for senior officials in at least 15 government agencies covered … Continue reading

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Two notices were just sent out from the Judiciary Committee. Another possible subpoena: SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMMERCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW NOTICE OF SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING TIME: 10:00 a.m. DATE: Tuesday, May 1, 2007 PLACE: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building Consideration of issuing … Continue reading

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Tonight, the House passed the Iraq Accountability Act reported out of conference committee, 218-208. The bill is grounded in the realities of the war in Iraq, recognizes the strain that this war is placing on our military, recognizes the urgency … Continue reading

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Tonight, with the rule for debate having passed 226-195, the House will vote on the Iraq Accountability Act reported out of conference committee. The bill is grounded in the realities of the war in Iraq, recognizes the strain that this … Continue reading

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Tonight, the House will vote on the Iraq Accountability Act reported out of conference committee. The bill is grounded in the realities of the war in Iraq, recognizes the strain that this war is placing on our military, recognizes the … Continue reading

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This afternoon, the House passed legislation to protect personal genetic information from discriminatory use by health insurers and employers. For decades, scientists have been identifying chromosomes within genes, allowing the ability to test specific genes that may trigger disease later … Continue reading

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Speaker Pelosi released the following statement on her briefing yesterday with General David Petraeus: General Petraeus and I had a very informative half-hour discussion yesterday, which included the assessment of the situation in Iraq that he will share with other … Continue reading

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