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Monthly Archives: July 2008

To combat record gas prices at $4.03 a gallon, the House has just voted on the Consumer Energy Supply Act, H.R. 6578. The measure received strong majority support with a vote of 268 to 157, but failed to receive the … Continue reading

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Rep. Mike Doyle (PA-14), a passionate advocate in the fight against autism, denounces recent remarks by radio host Michael Savage on the floor: Rep. Doyle: “Mr. Savage claimed that many diagnosed cases of autism were fraudulent and that, quote ‘In … Continue reading

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The Oversight Committee is currently holding a hearing, “The Medicare Drug Benefit: Are Private Insurers Getting Good Discounts for the Taxpayer?” The Medicare Part D program provides prescription drug coverage to almost 30 million enrollees, and will cost federal taxpayers … Continue reading

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The House has just passed the most comprehensive response yet to the American mortgage crisis by a vote of 272-152. The American Housing Rescue & Foreclosure Prevention Act, H.R. 3221, will help families facing foreclosure keep their homes, help other … Continue reading

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Eight months after the Democratic-led New Direction Congress led the enactment of a landmark new energy policy for our country, House Republicans are now releasing an energy plan that largely rehashes failed ideas on domestic drilling or proposes ideas that … Continue reading

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The Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee is currently holding a hearing, “Don't Ask, Don't Tell Review.” The hearing will include testimony from military veterans on the effects of the policy. Watch the hearing live >> Subcommittee Chairwoman Susan Davis gives … Continue reading

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The Armed Services Committee is currently holding a hearing, “On the Comptroller General's progress report on Iraq.” Witnesses are Gene Dodaro, Acting Comptroller General of the United States, and Joseph Christoff, Director of International Affairs and Trade for the Government … Continue reading

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Today the Education and Labor Committee held a hearing, “Innovation in Education through Business and Education STEM Partnerships,” to examine how business-education partnerships can help drive innovation and strengthen math and science education in America's schools. A report released by … Continue reading

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President Bush has long maintained that the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq should be governed by the situation in Iraq. It is now clear that the situation in Iraq is that Prime Minister al-Maliki and other Iraqi leaders want … Continue reading

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Democrats press Gates, KBR on poor electrical work Donna Borak, Associated Press – July 18, 2008 A pair of powerful Democrats on Friday called on the Pentagon and KBR Inc. to address inferior electrical work by private contractors on U.S. … Continue reading

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