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February 9, 2007 Blog
The hearing focused on the Department of Homeland Security's management of large contracts that rely on private contractors as "system integrators." The Committee focused on two examples of multi-billion dollar contracts: the Deepwater program to develop new ships for the Coast Guard and the Secure Border Initiative to integrate technology and personnel to defend the nation's borders.
February 8, 2007 Blog
In his opening statement, Chairman Henry Waxman describes the purpose of the hearing and the work ahead on fixing Medicare Part D:

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February 7, 2007 Blog
Family members of four Blackwater employees killed in Fallujah testified to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about what they view as profiteering by Blackwater USA, including the company's alleged failure to provide armored vehicles and other critical safety equipment.
February 7, 2007 Blog
From the Committee on Science and Technology:

House Passes Bill to Help Communities Clean Up Methamphetamine

(Washington, DC) Legislation designed to stem the scourge of methamphetamine (meth) in local communities was approved today by the U.S. House of Representatives. 

February 7, 2007 Blog
From the Committee on Education and Labor:

Democratic Lawmakers Seek to Put a Stop to Unethical College Loan Lending Practices

February 6, 2007 Blog
Throughout the course of the Iraq War, a steady stream of reports have indicated widespread and massive fraud and abuse of taxpayer funds in Iraq.   Today, Ambassador L. Paul Bremer and Stuart Bowen, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, testified to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on management of U.S. funds in Iraq.
February 6, 2007 Blog
Rep. John Dingell, Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, wrote an op-ed in The Hill yesterday.

Affordable broadband for everyone

The Hill - February 6, 2007

February 6, 2007 Blog
From Chairman of the Labor and Education Committee, George Miller:

Lawmakers Introduce Employee Free Choice Act in the House 

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