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Monthly Archives: June 2007

This morning Democrats took to the House floor to discuss recent calls from influential Republican Senators for redeployment in Iraq: Democratic Caucus Chairman Emanuel: “Starting in July, we will put the Administration and the Republicans to the test. A new … Continue reading

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Today the Oversight Committee released a report entitled More Dollars, Less Sense: Worsening Contracting Trends Under the Bush Administration. Last year, the committee conducted the first comprehensive assessment of government contracting under the Bush Administration creating an online searchable database … Continue reading

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The Foreign Affairs Committee is currently holding a hearing, “Iraq: Is the Escalation Working?” Witnesses will include Major General John Batiste, USA, Retired; Mr. Anthony H. Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; and … Continue reading

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The Washington Post prints an update on the question of the Vice President’s handling of classified information: Cheney Aide Explains Stance on Classified Material Michael Abramowitz, Washington Post – June 27, 2007 Vice President Cheney’s office offered its first public … Continue reading

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Once again, Senate Republican leaders have chosen partisanship over progress by blocking consideration of the 9/11 and lobbying reform bills, both of which passed the House and Senate by large bipartisan majorities. After failing to take action for years when … Continue reading

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From the Education and Labor Committee: Chairman Miller Says Push to Pass Employee Free Choice Act Will Go On WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following statement today … Continue reading

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The Budget Committee is currently holding a hearing, “Foreign Holdings of U.S. Debt: Is Our Economy Vulnerable?” Watch the hearing live >> Dr. Peter R. Orszag, Director of the Congressional Budget Office, gives opening testimony: Dr. Orszag: “Economists generally agree … Continue reading

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Lugar: Iraq surge not working Anne Flaherty, Associated Press – June 26, 2007 Sen. Richard Lugar, a senior Republican and a reliable vote for President Bush on the war, said Monday that Bush’s Iraq strategy was not working and that … Continue reading

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Chairman Henry Waxman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, who produced the initial report on Vice President Cheney’s disregard for rules governing the handling of classified information, has written has a letter to White House Counsel Fred Fielding indicating … Continue reading

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The Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security is currently holding a hearing, “Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws – The Issues.” Watch the hearing live >> Subcommittee Chairman Bobby Scott gives opening remarks: Chairman Scott: “Mandatory minimum sentences have been … Continue reading

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