Monthly Archives: September 2007

Today, Reps. Chris Murphy (CT-5) Anna Eshoo (CA-14) led an effort to organize Members of Congress to send letters to Republican Governors to ask them to use their unique positions to call President Bush and ask him to put down … Continue reading

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As the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, the United States must lead by example and take the necessary steps to reduce greenhouse gases. An effective initiative must be based on mandatory standards to protect our planet, not the voluntary … Continue reading

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Today Chairman Waxman of the Oversight Committee wrote to State Department Inspector General Howard Krongard regarding reports that senior staff attempted to coerce employees not to cooperate with the Committee's inquiry and threatened their jobs and careers. Investigators working for … Continue reading

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“Someone should tell chicken-hawk Rush Limbaugh that the only phonies are those who choose not to serve and then criticize those who do. I served proudly, so did two of my fellow paratroopers in the 82nd Airborne who spoke out … Continue reading

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The House has just passed the Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2007 by a vote of 263-146. The bill reauthorizes for five years the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which was brought to the fore after Hurricane Katrina. … Continue reading

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Last week, Speaker Pelosi sent the College Cost Reduction and Access Act to the President for his signature. The legislation will help millions of students and families pay for college at no new cost to taxpayers, boosting college aid by … Continue reading

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On February 7, 2007, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing to on performance and accountability of private military contractors in Iraq. The hearing included the examination of one prominent case study: a pivotal event of the … Continue reading

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Representatives of the world's largest greenhouse gas emitting nations are gathered in Washington this week to discuss their roles in combating global warming. In advance of this conference, Speaker Pelosi and Leader Reid called on the President to support mandatory … Continue reading

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The Science Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight chaired by Rep. Brad Miller (NC-13) is currently holding a hearing, “The National Security Implications of Climate Change.” Watch the hearing live >> Subcommittee Chairman Brad Miller gives opening remarks: Chairman Miller: “The … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today supporting the non-violent protests by the Burmese people and condemning reports of a brutal crackdown by the ruling military regime. Earlier today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee approved legislation … Continue reading

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