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Monthly Archives: June 2007

The House has passed the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act, H.R. 1281, which would prohibit and punish deceptive practices that aim to keep voters away from the polls on Election Day. This bill protects every American citizen's right … Continue reading

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The Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties is currently holding a hearing, “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Response to Air Quality Issues Arising from the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001: Were There Substantive Due Process … Continue reading

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From the Education and Labor Committee: Rep. Miller and Top Democrats Introduce Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Legislation would remedy recent Supreme Court decision to severely limit workers' ability to bring pay discrimination claims WASHINGTON–Legislation to ensure that victims of … Continue reading

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From the Judiciary and Armed Services Committees: SKELTON/CONYERS Introduce Habeas Reform Legislation Washington, DC — House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) introduced legislation today which would uphold the principle of … Continue reading

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The Oversight Committee is currently holding a hearing, “The Government’s Response to the Nation’s Emergency Room Crisis.” Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD-07) is chairing the proceedings. Watch the hearing live via committee webcast or on C Span 3. Rep. Cummings: “The … Continue reading

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As noted here yesterday, Chairman Henry Waxman of the Oversight Committee has written to Vice President Cheney regarding the fact that he exempted his office from the presidential order that establishes government-wide procedures for safeguarding classified national security information. The … Continue reading

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“Global warming and climate change are formidable issues that the entire world is confronting, and the United States Congress must lead by example. This plan is an essential first step, because it not only will make the House a better … Continue reading

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The Judiciary Committee is currently holding a hearing, “The Continuing Investigation into the U.S. Attorneys Controversy and Related Matters.” Former Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty will testify. Read his opening remarks >> Watch the hearing live via committee webcast or … Continue reading

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From the Oversight and Government Reform Committee: Vice President Exempts His Office from the Requirements for Protecting Classified Information Washington, D.C. — The Oversight Committee has learned that over the objections of the National Archives, Vice President Cheney exempted his … Continue reading

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The Committee on Foreign Affairs is currently hosting the first-ever open meeting between the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on International Affairs of the Duma, the legislature of the Russian Federation. The joint session will mark the third … Continue reading

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