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Monthly Archives: May 2008

House passes slew of bills for vets, troops Rick Maze, Army Times – May 20, 2008 The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan collection of seven bills and four resolutions in a pre-Memorial Day rush of legislation aimed at showing … Continue reading

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The Education and Labor Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing today, “ICE Workplace Raids: Their Impact on U.S. Children, Families, and Communities.” Witnesses explored how immigration enforcement could be improved in order to protect children, most of whom are … Continue reading

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The news of Senator Kennedy's health has been met with great concern. Senator Kennedy is a champion for health care for all Americans and a great fighter for America's children, workers and seniors. This same strength and fighting spirit will … Continue reading

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The Oversight Committee is currently holding a hearing, “EPA's New Ozone Standards,” to examine the new ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) and the process the Environmental Protection Agency used in setting them. A Committee investigation has uncovered details … Continue reading

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From the Judiciary Committee: Conyers Seeks More Answers at Upcoming Hearings on Administration Interrogation Abuses (Washington, DC)- Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) said he is seeking answers to questions raised in a report issued today by … Continue reading

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In response to bipartisan action by the New Direction Congress, President Bush has signed our legislation — which he previously opposed — to temporarily suspend filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Last week, in response to passage of our legislation, the … Continue reading

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From the Oversight Committee: White House Involved in California Waiver Denial New documents and testimony obtained by the Committee show that EPA career staff unanimously supported granting California's request for a waiver to enforce its greenhouse gas emissions standards for … Continue reading

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The House has just passed two of three amendments constituting the emergency supplemental bill. Amendment #1, which contained the funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, failed after 132 Republicans voted present, refusing to take a position for or … Continue reading

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I welcome the California Supreme Court's historic decision. I have long fought against discrimination and believe that the State Constitution provides for equal treatment for all of California's citizens and families, which today's decision recognizes. I commend the plaintiffs from … Continue reading

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From the Judiciary Committee: Conyers, Lofgren Demand Answers on Immigration Detainee Medical Abuses (Washington, DC)- Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr., and Subcommittee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA, Immigration Subcommittee) sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff … Continue reading

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