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Monthly Archives: May 2008

“If House Democrats want to ramp up spending on other government programs, those items should be considered separately…A troop funding bill should fund the troops. Period.” –Minority Leader John Boehner [CQ, 5/6/08] “We feel strongly that the Iraq war supplemental … Continue reading

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This afternoon the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held a hearing, “Allegations of Selective Prosecution Part II: The Erosion of Public Confidence in Our Federal Justice System.” During the hearing, Chairman John Conyers expressed his exasperation with … Continue reading

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From the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming: Markey: Polar Bear Told to Sink or Swim Bush Admin. Gives Gift to Big Oil, Short Shrift to Polar Bear, Says Chairman WASHINGTON (May 14, 2008) — Rep. Edward J. … Continue reading

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Today, Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Rep. Linda Sánchez (CA-39), Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, and Reps. Artur Davis (AL-07) and Tammy Baldwin (WI-02) sent a letter to Robert Luskin, attorney for former White House Deputy … Continue reading

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The House has just passed the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Fill Suspension and Consumer Protection Act, H.R. 6022 by a vote of 385-25. The measure suspends the fill of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve through the end of the year, as long … Continue reading

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From the Education and Labor Committee: GAO Report Shows Need for Minimum Standards to Protect Teens in Residential Programs, Says Chairman Miller Education & Labor Committee Will Vote Tomorrow on Legislation to Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs WASHINGTON, D.C. … Continue reading

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According to news reports, House Republicans are planning to unveil a new message this week. New phrases and an effort to rebrand the Republican Conference will not change the fact that the majority of House Republicans support President Bush's policies … Continue reading

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News reports that troops determined by the Department of Defense to be medically unfit for combat have been deployed to Iraq are additional reminders of the unacceptable strain the war in Iraq is continuing to have on the readiness of … Continue reading

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Today, the House passed a package of housing measures that will help families facing foreclosure keep their homes, help other families avoid foreclosures in the future, and help the recovery of communities harmed by empty homes caught in the foreclosure … Continue reading

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From the Appropriations Committee: FACT SHEET: Emergency Supplemental: Iraq, Afghanistan, Veterans, and Workers This week the House of Representatives will consider the emergency supplemental bill to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and pressing domestic needs. Under consideration are … Continue reading

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