Monthly Archives: July 2008

From the Judiciary Committee: Judiciary Committee Approves Karl Rove Contempt of Congress Resolution (Washington, DC)- Today, the House Judiciary Committee approved a report and resolution recommending that the House of Representatives cite former White House Deputy Chief of Staff, Karl … Continue reading

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The Oversight Committee is currently holding a hearing, “Deficient Electrical Systems at U.S. Facilities in Iraq.” The hearing will examine electrical problems leading to the injuries and deaths of military personnel and the Department of Defense's management and oversight of … Continue reading

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Republicans may talk a good game, but their actions speak louder than words. Republicans have voted against the critical solutions that must be part of a comprehensive New Direction for Energy Independence. They voted against renewable energy and conservation, responsible … Continue reading

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The Inspector General's findings of widespread politicized and illegal hiring practices at the Justice Department are deeply troubling. According to the report, illegal political and other improper screening tests were used by senior officials to prevent qualified individuals from serving … Continue reading

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From the Oversight Committee: House Passes Bill to Strengthen GAO WASHINGTON, DC — Today the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6388, the Government Accountability Office Improvement Act of 2008. Chairman Henry A. Waxman and 18 other committee chairs introduced this … Continue reading

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In 2006, when the Gulf Coast was still reeling from the federal government's incompetence and congressional inaction, House Democrats dispatched a delegation to the Gulf Coast to assess the devastation from Katrina and Rita. That trip was a first step … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today after news reports indicated that the federal budget deficit will reach a record high of nearly $490 billion. The Bush Administration is expected to announce the exact figure later … Continue reading

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DOJ: Former aide broke law in hiring scandal Lara Jakes Jordan, Associated Press Writer – July 28, 2008 A new Justice Department report concludes that politics illegally influenced the hiring of career prosecutors and immigration judges, and largely lays the … Continue reading

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The Judiciary Committee is currently holding a hearing, “Executive Power and Its Constitutional Limitations.” See the witness list >> Watch the hearing live on C Span 1. Chairman Jerrold Nadler of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and … Continue reading

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The House has just passed the final version of the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act, by a vote of 303-115. The bill will now be sent to the … Continue reading

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