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Monthly Archives: October 2007

Rep. Chet Edwards responded to Republican criticisms that the veterans appropriations bill is late during the Budget Committee hearing this morning: Rep. Edwards: “Mr. Chairman, in response to my friend and colleague Mr. Conaway’s comments, let me say into the … Continue reading

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From the Oversight Committee: Oversight Committee Announces Full Committee Hearing WASHINGTON, DC — The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing entitled, “The State Department and the Iraq War” on Thursday morning, October 25, 2007, in 2154 … Continue reading

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Today at 10:00 a.m. the House Budget Committee is holding a hearing entitled, “The Growing Budgetary Costs of the Iraq War.” Dr. Peter Orszag, Director, Congressional Budget Office, Amy Belasco, Congressional Research Service and Professor Linda Bilmes, John F. Kennedy … Continue reading

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor this afternoon on the need for federal assistance to help fight the wildfires in California and help the hundreds of thousands of residents affected by the fires: “As we gather here this … Continue reading

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From the Education and Labor Committee: Chairman Miller Statement on President’s Threat to Veto the Employment Non-Discrimination Act WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following response today to … Continue reading

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The House has just passed the Joshua Omvig Veterans Suicide Prevention Act, H.R. 327, which directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop and implement a comprehensive program to reduce the incidence of suicide among veterans. The bill is … Continue reading

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The Judiciary Subcommittees on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security and Commercial and Administrative Law are currently holding a joint hearing, “Allegations of Selective Prosecution: The Erosion of Public Confidence in Our Federal Justice System.” Witness include Richard Thornburgh of Kirkpatrick … Continue reading

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Chairman Jerry Costello of the Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation and a senior member of the House Science and Technology and the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, today issued the following statement in response to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's … Continue reading

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Chairman David Obey of the Appropriations Committee issued the following statement on the nearly $200 billion war funding request the President sent the Congress today: “It's amazing to me that the President expects to be taken seriously when he says … Continue reading

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Demanding nearly $200 billion for Iraq while vetoing health care for 10 million children exemplifies the Bush Administration's misplaced priorities. On key issues — from the Iraq war to children's health insurance — the President continues to oppose the will … Continue reading

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