Monthly Archives: May 2008

From the Judiciary Committee: Conyers: McClellan Revelations Troubling, Require Further Scrutiny (Washington, DC)- Today, House Judiciary Commitee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) released the following statement in response to revelation about the Valerie Plame CIA leak made in former White … Continue reading

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The Burmese military junta's decision to continue the detention of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is deplorable and deserves the full condemnation of the international community. A clear message must be sent that Aung San Suu Kyi and all … Continue reading

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Why is President Bush Threatening to Veto Legislation Supported by Major Veterans Organizations and Bipartisan Majorities in Congress? This month, Congress passed the G.I. Bill for the 21st Century — critical legislation providing a full, four-year college education to the … Continue reading

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From the Democratic Caucus: EMANUEL STATEMENT ON WHITE HOUSE OPPOSITION TO MILITARY PAY RAISE Washington, D.C. — House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel issued the following statement after the White House announced that it “strongly opposes” Democratic efforts to provide … Continue reading

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Last month, the New York Times published an article outlining how the Pentagon set up private briefings for a network of “military experts,” who often held financial stakes dependent on continued Pentagon access, in order to achieve “information dominance” in … Continue reading

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From the Judiciary Committee: Conyers Subpoenas Karl Rove (Washington, DC)- Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) issued a subpoena to former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove for testimony about the politicization of the Department … Continue reading

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The Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming is currently holding a hearing to examine President Bush’s energy policy. Secretary of Energy Stephen Bodman will testify. Watch the hearing live >> Rep. Jay Inslee (WA-01) gives opening remarks: Rep. … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Chairmen Bob Filner and Chet Edwards, Congressman Harry Mitchell and leaders from veterans service organizations held a news conference today on the steps of the Capitol to discuss the House's accomplishments on behalf of … Continue reading

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UPDATE: The bill has passed, 263-160. The House is currently debating the Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act, H.R. 6049, to extend and expand tax incentives for renewable energy, retain and create hundreds of thousands of green jobs, spur American … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement this afternoon after the President signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, which will prohibit health insurance companies and employers from discriminating against people on the basis of genetic test results. … Continue reading

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