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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Today, Committee on Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment Chair Jane Harman (D-CA), and other Committee Democrats sent a letter to Rep. David E. Price (D-NC), Chair of the … Continue reading

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The Oversight Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs is currently holding a hearing, “Third Walter Reed Oversight Hearing: Keeping the Nation's Promise to Our Wounded Soldiers.” Representatives of the GAO will be testifying on a new GAO report stating … Continue reading

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With an overwheming bipartisan vote of 265-159, the House has just passed the final House-Senate agreement to reauthorize the successful Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), H.R. 976, for an additional five years. CHIP provides health coverage to American children whose … Continue reading

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The House is now considering the final House-Senate agreement to reauthorize the successful Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), H.R. 976, for an additional five years. CHIP provides health coverage to American children whose parents do not qualify for Medicaid, but … Continue reading

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Today Chairman Henry Waxman of the Oversight Committee wrote to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice about three extraordinary communications the Committee has received from the State Department regarding corruption within the Iraqi government, the operations of Blackwater USA, and the … Continue reading

Posted in Draining the Swamp, Iraq & Afghanistan, Oversight, Real Security | Leave a comment

Fifty years ago today, nine young African Americans quietly but defiantly displayed their moral courage by simply entering a schoolhouse door in Little Rock, Arkansas. In that moment, the Little Rock Nine secured for themselves their constitutional right to an … Continue reading

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“America’s children must also have a healthy start in life. In a new term, we will lead an aggressive effort to enroll millions of poor children who are eligible but not signed up for the government’s health insurance programs. We … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C. — In advance of a global warming conference this week, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following letter to President Bush today, calling on him to announce his support for mandatory national and … Continue reading

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Since June, Chairman Henry Waxman of the Oversight Committee has been investigating attempts by the Department of Transportation to lobby Congress regarding California's efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. In a letter to Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters, Chairman Waxman … Continue reading

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Today President Bush made the following remarks on the budget: Congress needs to pass these annual spending bills. And if they need more time, I urge them to pass a clean continuing resolution. Under a clean continuing resolution, the government … Continue reading

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