Monthly Archives: July 2008

The House has just passed the Paycheck Fairness Act, H.R. 1338, by a vote of 247-178. Although the wage gap between men and women has narrowed since the passage of the landmark Equal Pay Act in 1963, gender-based wage discrimination … Continue reading

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High tuition prices and other obstacles are putting a college degree further out of reach for America's students. In addition to rising tuition, students and their families face an overly complex federal student aid application process and a student loan … Continue reading

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From the Education and Labor Committee: Bush Administration Snubs Another Congressional Committee Subpoena Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation declines production of long overdue report of agency's management and governance practices WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), chairman of the House … Continue reading

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As public officials, we take an oath of office to uphold the Constitution seriously and today's landmark ruling by the U.S. District Court is a great victory for the American people, the rule of law and balance of power. We … Continue reading

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US judge: White House aides can be subpoenaed Matt Apuzzo, Associated Press – July 31, 2008 President Bush’s top advisers are not immune from congressional subpoenas, a federal judge ruled Thursday in an unprecedented dispute between the two political branches. … Continue reading

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The Oversight Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs is currently holding a hearing, “Sexual Assault in the Military.” Panel one will be Reps. Louise Slaughter (NY-28) and Jane Harman (CA-36); panel two will be Ingrid Torres, MSW, CSW and … Continue reading

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The House has just passed the final agreement on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, H.R. 4040, by a vote of 424-1. This landmark, bipartisan legislation takes several key steps to make children and all Americans safer, including essentially eliminating … Continue reading

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From Chairman Chet Edwards of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies: Chairman Chet Edwards Response to White House Veto Threat of the 2009 Veterans Appropriations Bill (Washington, D.C.) — U.S Representative Chet Edwards (D-Waco), … Continue reading

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The House has just passed a resolution calling on the Government of the People’s Republic of China to immediately end abuses of the human rights of its citizens, to cease repression of Tibetan and Uighur citizens, and to end its … Continue reading

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The President knows, as his own Administration has stated, that the impact of any new drilling will be insignificant — promising savings of only pennies per gallon many years down the road. Americans know that thanks to the two oilmen … Continue reading

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