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Monthly Archives: February 2008

The House has passed the Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008 by a vote of 236-182. The bill will end unnecessary subsidies to Big Oil companies and invest in clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency. It will … Continue reading

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With oil prices reaching another new record high of $102 a barrel today and American families paying $3.13 a gallon at the pump, Congress is taking further action to put us on a path toward energy independence–to lower energy costs, … Continue reading

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Speaker Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and House Committee on Administration Chairman Robert A. Brady announced today the appointment of Retired Master Gunnery Sergeant Patricia Orsini as the Director of the U.S. House of Representatives' new Wounded Warrior Program. … Continue reading

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The Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties held an oversight hearing on voter suppression this morning. The Subcommittee voted 6-4 to authorize the Chairman of the Committee to issue a subpoena to J. Kenneth Blackwell, former … Continue reading

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Yesterday, Rand Beers, former Senior Director for Combating Terrorism at the National Security Council, Richard A. Clarke, former head of counterterrorism at the National Security Council, Lt. Gen. Don Kerrick, former Deputy National Security Advisor, and Suzanne Spaulding, former assistant … Continue reading

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Today, the Pentagon acknowledged that it will maintain a force of 140,000 troops in Iraq through July 2008–8,000 more than the pre-surge troop level in January of last year. The AP reports: The Pentagon is projecting that when the U.S. … Continue reading

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In a letter last week to Intelligence Committee Chairman Silvestre Reyes (D-TX), Attorney General Michael Mukasey and Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell warned that some telecommunications companies have refused to cooperate with surveillance orders. But less than 24 hours … Continue reading

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Chairmen John Conyers, Silvestre Reyes, Jay Rockefeller, and Patrick Leahy wrote a column published in the Washington Post this morning on the President’s “scare tactics and political games” over surveillance legislation. Scare Tactics and Our Surveillance Bill The Washington Post … Continue reading

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Congressman John Conyers (MI-14), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, delivered the Democratic Radio Address this morning. In his address, Chairman Conyers discussed Democratic efforts to work in bipartisan manner to pass legislation that will ensure our nation’s security while … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on negotiations on a new Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA): “The House and Senate met again today to produce a strong new FISA bill and once again, Republicans and … Continue reading

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