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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Contractor Blamed in DHS Data Breaches Ellen Nakashima and Brian Krebs, Washington Post – September 24, 2007 The FBI is investigating a major information technology firm with a $1.7 billion Department of Homeland Security contract after it allegedly failed to … Continue reading

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From the Democratic Caucus: EMANUEL STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT BUSH’S PRIORITIES Washington, D.C. — House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel issued the following statement after reports indicated that President Bush will ask for $200 billion for the war in Iraq and … Continue reading

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With thousands of American lives lost in Iraq and the prospect of losing untold more, the CBO report confirms the colossal financial cost of this war. The President's endless war in Iraq could cost American taxpayers as much as $2 … Continue reading

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Bipartisan, bicameral coalition ready to move on full reauthorization of vital program Washington, D.C. — A bipartisan coalition of Senate and House leaders today announced a bicameral agreement to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for an additional five … Continue reading

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CBO projects long-term troop presence in Iraq could be costly Peter Cohn, CongressDaily – September 20, 2007 The Congressional Budget Office released estimates Thursday showing that the cost of a long-term United States troop presence in Iraq, similar to the … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a press conference in her office in the Capitol this afternoon to respond to President Bush's comments this morning on the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Below are her opening remarks: “President … Continue reading

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Rep. Diane Watson (CA-33) spoke this morning on the costs in Iraq: Rep. Watson: “According to General Petraeus, if we go forward with this war as the President wants us to, on average two US men and women will die … Continue reading

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From the Judiciary Committee: Conyers Announces Forum, Hearings on “Jena Six” (Washington, DC)- Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) told a crowd gathered on the Capitol grounds that he is holding a forum next week and plans … Continue reading

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Yesterday Chairman Waxman of the Oversight Committee sent a letter to Secretary Rice reiterating his request that the State Department make available information pertaining to the Committee's investigation in Iraq by noon, September 20. A hearing scheduled for today on … Continue reading

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The Financial Services Committee is currently holding a hearing, “Legislative and Regulatory Options for Minimizing and Mitigating Mortgage Foreclosures.” Witnesses will include the Secretaries of Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, and Chairman of the Federal Reserve System Ben Bernanke, as … Continue reading

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