Monthly Archives: January 2008

The President is proposing to once again slash health care coverage for seniors and low-income working Americans. The President’s cuts are exactly the wrong medicine when the cost of health care and the number of uninsured continue to rise and … Continue reading

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Halting the modest reduction in U.S. surge troop levels that has been underway in Iraq demonstrates the President’s insistence on a war without end and will further undermine our military readiness. The President’s Iraq policy will result in the same … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Republican Leader John Boehner released the following statement this evening concerning the eligibility requirements for rebate checks under the House-passed economic stimulus package: “The legislation that we authored, and which passed the … Continue reading

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From the Judiciary Committee: Conyers and Sánchez Demand Ashcroft Testimony About $52 Million No-bid Contract (Washington, DC)- House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. and Commercial and Administrative Law (CAL) Subcommittee Chairwoman Linda Sánchez have called upon former Attorney General … Continue reading

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From the Democratic Caucus: EMANUEL STATEMENT ON IRAN, WHITE HOUSE CRITICISM OF UN AMBASSADOR KHALILZAD Washington, D.C. — House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel issued the following statement after today's New York Times reported that the White House criticized United … Continue reading

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Today Oversight Committee Chairman Henry Waxman and Ranking Member Tom Davis requested information from Secretary Robert Gates on how the Department of Defense will comply with a recently enacted provision of law barring the government from purchasing alternative fuels for … Continue reading

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The House has voted to extend by 15 days the Protect America Act. In November the House passed the RESTORE Act, which provides the Intelligence Community with effective tools to conduct surveillance of foreign targets outside the United States but … 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 former Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, requesting his testimony at a hearing to address voter suppression efforts. The … Continue reading

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From the Oversight Committee: Waxman and Kennedy Request GAO Examination of FDA Resource Shortfalls WASHINGTON, DC — Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy wrote to Comptroller General of the United States David Walker requesting an examination … Continue reading

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The House has just passed H.R. 5140, the Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act by a vote of 385-35-1, a bipartisan economic stimulus legislation to help hardworking Americans who are struggling with the high costs of … Continue reading

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