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Monthly Archives: June 2008

The Oversight Committee is currently holding a hearing, “Examination of AEY Contracts with the U.S. Government.” The hearing will address failures by AEY, Inc., to provide weapons and ammunition under contracts with the United States Government, and the deficiencies within … Continue reading

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Chairman Henry Waxman of the Oversight Committee sent a letter today requesting that President Bush declassify provisions in the “Joint MNF-I/U.S. Embassy-Baghdad Campaign Plan” that refer to U.S. military bases in Iraq and the timeline for their existence, as well … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on Senator John McCain's energy proposals: “With American consumers and businesses struggling as the price at the pump cascades across our economy, Senator McCain's proposals show he aims to … Continue reading

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From Subcommittee Chairman Jerrold Nadler: Constitution Subcommittee to Consider Subpoena for Douglas Feith Lawmakers Will Also Consider “National Security Letters Reform Act” WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-08), Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and … Continue reading

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The Energy Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations is currently holding a hearing, “Energy Speculation: Is Greater Regulation Necessary to Stop Price Manipulation? — Part II.” See the witness list (pdf) >> Watch the hearing live via committee webcast. Subcommittee Chairman … Continue reading

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Comments on Friday from White House Spokesman Tony Fratto about the President's offshore drilling proposal further underscored the policy is nothing but political rhetoric. The Bush 'drill and veto' plan was literally written by the oil industry and crafted to … Continue reading

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Congressman Nick Rahall of West Virginia, Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, delivered the Democratic Radio Address this morning. In his address, Congressman Rahall discusses the Republicans' outdated energy policies that coddle Big Oil and Democratic proposals to reduce … Continue reading

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The Judiciary Committee is currently holding a hearing, “Revelations by Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan.” Watch the hearing live via committee webcast or on C Span 3. Scott McClellan gives opening testimony:

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The House has just passed the fiscal year 2008 supplemental. This version of the supplemental reflects an agreement that was reached yesterday by the House Democratic Leadership, the House GOP Leadership, and the White House. The proposal consisted of two … Continue reading

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The House has just passed the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act, H.R. 5781 by a vote of 278-146. This legislation will help families by providing four weeks of paid parental leave to federal and congressional employees. In addition to … Continue reading

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