March 15, 2007 Blog

"As Americans, we have a responsibility to ensure that our men and women in uniform, who have sacrificed so much in this time of war,
receive the care they rightfully deserve."

- Rep. John Murtha

March 14, 2007 Blog
Speaker Pelosi released the following statement tonight following a meeting with the Chairmen of the committees working on energy independence and global warming initiatives:

March 14, 2007 Blog
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton and Military Personnel Subcommittee Chairman Vic Snyder have asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to undertake an immediate review of allegations that wounded and injured soldiers are being sent to Iraq.
March 14, 2007 Blog
Retired General and Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Wesley K. Clark endorsed the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health, and Iraq Accountability Act today saying:

March 14, 2007 Blog
UPDATE: The Act has passed, 331-94.

The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2007, being debated now as part of the Democrats' Accountability Agenda, strengthens protections for federal whistleblowers to prevent retaliation against those who repo

March 14, 2007 Blog
On March 5, 2007, Reps. Lacy Clay (MO-01), Todd Platts (PA-19), and Henry Waxman (CA-30) introduced H.R. 1309, the Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 2007. This legislation contains a dozen substantive provisions that will increase public access to government information by strengthening the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
March 14, 2007 Blog
From the Democratic Caucus regarding the explosive story in McClatchy Newspapers today:

Emanuel Statement on "The Real Problem" with Carol Lam

As Lam Investigated Public Corruption, Justice Department Called for Her Dismissal

March 14, 2007 Blog

"The five bills we'll be considering over the next two days will reassert the principle that democracy thrives on openness and accountability."
- Chairman Henry Waxman, 3/13/07