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Monthly Archives: October 2008

“Creative is a good word to describe it,” said Mark Rozell, another executive-privilege expert who is a professor at George Mason University’s School of Public Policy, about the attorney general’s contention. “This is really an argument to protect the White … Continue reading

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Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent the following letter to President George W. Bush urging him to call an emergency meeting of the G-8 heads of state to address the continued instability in world financial markets and … Continue reading

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Speaker Pelosi announced today that House Democratic leaders will convene an economic forum on Monday with some of America's leading economists to help Congress develop an economic recovery plan that focuses on creating jobs and strengthening our economy: “Just as … Continue reading

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Speaker Pelosi today called on the Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson to strengthen the conflict of interest provisions included in the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act to ensure that taxpayers' interests are protected. The Speaker said that the conflict of … Continue reading

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During today’s Oversight Committee hearing to examine the regulatory mistakes and financial excesses that led to the bailout of AIG the committee learned, among other things, that a week after the government spent $85 billion dollars bailing out AIG, executives … Continue reading

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This afternoon, the House Oversight Committee continues their hearing to examine the regulatory mistakes and financial excesses that led to government bailout of AIG. Learn more about the hearing and read prepared testimony and documents at the Oversight Committee website. … Continue reading

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At today’s Oversight Committee hearing on AIG, the Committee discovered that a week after the government spent $85 billion dollars bailing out AIG, executives went on a retreat at a luxury resort, spending $443,343.71: Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on the … Continue reading

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Today, the Oversight Committee is holding a hearing to examine the regulatory mistakes and financial excesses that led to government bailout of AIG. Watch the live webcast >> Watch Chairman Waxman’s opening statement: Transcript: Today we are holding our second … Continue reading

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Today, the Oversight Committee is holding a hearing to examine the regulatory mistakes and financial excesses that led to the bankruptcy filing by Lehman Brothers. Watch the live webcast>> Read prepared testimony from invited witnesses: Dr. Luigi Zingales, Professor of … Continue reading

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The Committee on Science and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight released a report entitled, “Toxic Trailers – Toxic Lethargy: How the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Has Failed to Protect the Public Health.” The staff report documents that … Continue reading

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