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Monthly Archives: December 2007

Americans should trust that the products they buy are safe for their families. But headlines revealing lead paint in imported toys, daily recalls of faulty products, unsafe food in our grocery stores, and questionable medicines in our cabinets have made … Continue reading

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From the Judiciary Committee: Conyers to Demand Answers on Destroyed CIA Tapes (Washington, DC)- Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing to examine the Department of Justice’s role in the recently announced destruction of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) … Continue reading

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The Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security has just concluded a hearing, “Enforcement of Federal Criminal Law to Protect Americans Working for U.S. Contractors in Iraq.” Rep. Ted Poe (TX-02), Jamie Leigh Jones (pdf), a former employee of … Continue reading

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Today the U.S. Congress is sending a strong message that economic pressure on the Sudanese government will continue to intensify until the genocide in Darfur finally comes to an end. Young people, the religious community, and state governments are leading … Continue reading

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The House has passed the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 by a vote of 411-0, which passed the Senate by unanimous consent earlier this week. The bill protects states’ and investment firms’ rights to divest from companies with … Continue reading

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The House has just passed a motion to concur in the Senate amendments to H.R. 6, the Energy Independence and Security Act by a vote of 314-100. The House passed the bill on December 6th, and the Senate passed the … Continue reading

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Today, the House is debating a motion to concur in the Senate amendments to H.R. 6, the Energy Independence and Security Act. The House passed the bill on December 6th, and the Senate passed the bill on December 13th. House … Continue reading

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The House has just passed the Veterans Guaranteed Bonus Act of 2007, which will ensure that members of the armed services who are discharged as a result of combat-related wounds receive the full compensation to which they are entitled by … Continue reading

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From the Judiciary Committee: House Judiciary Committee to Examine Federal Law Enforcement Efforts to Protect Americans Working for Private Contractors in Iraq (Washington, DC)- Today, the House Judiciary Crime, Homeland Security, and Terrorism Subcommittee announced a hearing on the “Enforcement … Continue reading

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The President's statement this morning fails to grasp that middle-class families are working harder but earning less, while facing record gas prices, failing mortgages, and rising home heating bills. If President Bush thinks this is success, I would hate to … Continue reading

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