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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Former Sudanese Refugee and Darfur Activist to Carry U.S. Flag During Opening Ceremony Fox News – August 7, 2008 The United States Olympics team has chosen former refugee from Sudan and Team Darfur member Lopez Lomong to carry the flag … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent the following letter to House Republican Leader John Boehner today in response to a letter sent yesterday from the House GOP leadership. Below is a text of the letter: August 5, 2008 The … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in response to calls from Senator McCain that Congress resume session to consider energy proposals: “Senator McCain wants to call Congress back into session to vote on 'drill only' … Continue reading

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Democrats offered a real solution to high energy prices that would bring immediate relief within 10 days by forcing the President to free our oil from the nation's stockpile. The Republicans propose to giveaway public lands to Big Oil, which … Continue reading

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From the Majority Leader’s Office: Some in GOP Engage in Stunts, After House GOP Blocks Real Efforts to Combat High Gas Prices WASHINGTON – House Majority Leader Hoyer Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today: “A smattering of House … Continue reading

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On Friday on the floor, Chairman Chet Edwards of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs denounced Republican attempts to derail critical military and veterans funding. The maneuver was part of their ongoing attempts to pass drilling … Continue reading

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This morning, Congressman Henry Waxman of California, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, delivered the Democratic Radio Address. In his address, Congressman Waxman discusses critical legislation passed by the House this week that addresses the health and … Continue reading

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From the Judiciary Committee: Conyers Seeks Compliance with Judge’s Ruling on White House Subpoenas (Washington, DC) — Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) wrote to White House counsel Fred Fielding and counsel for Harriet Miers and Karl … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent the following letter today to President Bush, ahead of his trip to Beijing for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, urging him to make human rights and freedom of the press in China top … Continue reading

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