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April 7, 2007 Articles
"Ms. Pelosi said that members of Congress had a responsibility to play a role in national security issues and that they needed to be able to gather information on their own, and not be dependent on the White House."
April 6, 2007 Press Release
"'The new scientific report on global warming warns that global warming is already affecting the earth and that the effects are likely to be significant and widespread in this century, causing increased drought, drinking water shortages, and widespread extinction of species. Poor people around the world are especially vulnerable to the hazards of climate change."
April 6, 2007 Articles
"What really sticks in the president's craw is not that Mrs. Pelosi's visit will confuse Syria's hard-liners about Mr. Bush's devotion to isolating Damascus, but that almost anybody else with their eyes open will see, if they haven't already, that diplomacy is a better way to make progress on those concerns common to the Republican White House and the Democratic Congress."
April 6, 2007 Blog
Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their fourth assessment report on the the present stage of climate change around the world entitled, "Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability." It provides a rigorous analy
April 5, 2007 Blog
Today, the Washington Post published an editorial attacking Speaker Pelosi's bipartisan delegation trip to the Middle East.
April 5, 2007 Press Release
"'The purpose of the visit to the Middle East was to assess the impact of events in the region on the national security interests of the United States. There is no separation between this delegation, Congress, and President Bush on the commitment of the United States to fight terrorism, end the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and pursue peace. We have no illusions about the complexity of the challenges facing this region, but hope that recent diplomatic activity will generate some momentum for progress."
April 5, 2007 Articles
"Even as a matter of political self-interest, President Bush made himself look bad by carping about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit yesterday in Damascus with Syria's president, Bashar Assad."
April 5, 2007 Blog
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO) released the following statement in response to GOP criticism of efforts to standardize the grammar and use of terms in the Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Act: