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Monthly Archives: November 2007

The Oversight Committee is currently holding a hearing, “Assessing the State Department Inspector General.” Inspector General Howard J. Krongard will testify. On September 28th, Chairman Henry Waxman wrote to Krongard on allegations that he was using intimidation of employees to … Continue reading

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The House has just passed the “Second Chance Act of 2007,” H.R. 1593, by a vote of 347-62. The bill allocates $360 million towards a variety of reentry programs for ex-offenders. One of the main components of the bill is … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in response to a speech in Indiana this afternoon by President Bush in which he compared Congress to “a teenager with a new credit card.” Below the Speaker's statement … Continue reading

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The Energy Subcommittee on Oversight is currently holding their fourth in a series of hearings, “Diminished Capacity: Can the FDA Assure the Safety and Security of the Nation's Food Supply? — Part IV.” This hearing will focus on deceptive meat … Continue reading

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The President again vetoed a bipartisan and fiscally responsible bill that addresses the priorities of the American people: education for our children, assistance in paying skyrocketing energy costs, veterans' health care, and other urgent health research on cancer and other … Continue reading

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Today the President vetoed the Labor, Health and Education appropriations bill. Chairman Dave Obey of the Appropriations Committee and the Labor-Health-Education Subcommittee issued the following statement: “The same President who is asking us to spend another $200 billion on the … Continue reading

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Congressman Joe Sestak (PA-7), a member of the Armed Services Committee, delivered the Democratic Radio Address this morning. In his address, Congressman Sestak discusses the New Direction Congress' efforts to care for our veterans, as our nation honors their sacrifices … Continue reading

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As noted this morning, Democrats passed the Temporary Tax Relief Act of 2007, H.R. 3996, which would provide millions of middle-class families with tax cuts by protecting them from the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) and help grow our economy without … Continue reading

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The House has just passed the Temporary Tax Relief Act of 2007, H.R. 3996 by a vote of 216-193, which would provide millions of middle-class families with tax cuts and help grow our economy without increasing the national debt. The … Continue reading

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Today Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers and Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee Chairman Jerrold Nadler sent a letter to newly confirmed Attorney General Michael Mukasey restating their October 4 request to receive copies of Justice Department “secret” legal … Continue reading

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