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Monthly Archives: March 2008

Today, we mourn America’s fallen heroes; the deaths of 4,000 American soldiers is a grim reminder of the enormous cost of war in Iraq: the human cost. We honor those soldiers, America’s best and bravest who have paid the ultimate … Continue reading

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Today, Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a bipartisan delegation to express support for the leadership of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and to discuss the current situation in Tibet. The delegation was welcomed to the community by thousands of Tibetans in … Continue reading

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This morning Chairman Henry Waxman of the Oversight Committee wrote to the State Department to request the name of the companies that hired the contractors who gained unauthorized access to Senator Obama's passport files and to urge the State Department … Continue reading

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From the Oversight Committee: Oversight Committee Questions Fraud Reporting Exemptions for Overseas Contractors WASHINGTON, DC — Chairman Henry A. Waxman, Rep. Edolphus Towns, and Rep. Peter Welch sent the following letter to Secretary of Defense Gates, Attorney General Mukasey, National … Continue reading

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Speaker Pelosi released the following statement in celebration of Nowruz. Nowruz marks the first day of spring and is celebrated by millions who trace their heritage to Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey, Pakistan and other countries, and symbolizes renewal, life and … Continue reading

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi, then Democratic Whip, spoke on the costs of the Iraq War during debate on the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002, which she voted against: Rep. Pelosi: “Another cost is to our … Continue reading

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From Rep. Rahm Emanuel’s (IL-05) office: Emanuel Calls for Reinvesting in America After $40 Billion to Rebuild Iraq; It's time to Reinvest in America CHICAGO, IL — With the war in Iraq on the front pages and at the front … Continue reading

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It is for our military readiness, for the families of our brave men and women in uniform, for our national security, and for our standing in the world that America needs a New Direction in Iraq – not the continuation … Continue reading

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On March 19, 2003, President Bush launched the war with Iraq. The Bush Administration seemed convinced that the Iraq war would be short and easy — with our troops coming home quickly. Five years later, America is bogged down in … Continue reading

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Chairman Henry Waxman of the Oversight Committee sent the following letter (pdf) to Secretary of Defense Gates today: Dear Mr. Secretary: As part of the Oversight Committee's ongoing oversight of Iraq contract management, I am writing to request documents relating … Continue reading

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