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February 22, 2007 Blog
Next week in Chairman Waxman's Committee:

Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Schedule for the Week of February 26, 2007

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

February 22, 2007 Blog
Ways & Means Chairman Charlie Rangel of New York during last week's debate:

February 21, 2007 Blog
Vice President Cheney continues to question the patriotism of those of us in Congress who challenge the Bush Administration's misguided policies in Iraq, but his latest attack is beneath the office of the Vice President, especially at a time of war.

Mischaracterizations by the Vice President will not dissuade Congress from developing, on a bipartisan basis, a responsible new direction for U.S.

February 21, 2007 Blog
Following up on yesterday's post drawing attention to the plight of physically and psychologically damaged outpatients at Walter Reed exposed by the Washington Post, as well as Rep. Louise Slaughter's letter to Defense Secretary Gates on the subject, today reports illustrate the response to the needs of those who served and sacrificed for our country.
February 21, 2007 Blog
The President's escalation plan to send more U.S. troops to Iraq is out of step with the American people and our allies. Why are thousands of additional American troops being sent to Iraq at the same time that British troops are planning to leave?

The President's escalation plan has been rejected by bipartisan majorities in the House and Senate and opposed by Americans all across the country.

February 21, 2007 Blog
Our first post here, a week before actual launch as we were pre-loading content, captured some highlights from Chairman Henry Waxman's first hearing of the year. It was on Iraq reconstruction and the $8.8 billlion found to be unaccounted for in one audit.
February 20, 2007 Blog
A week ago we flagged a hearing that was held the following Friday in the Committee on Natural Resources on the Interior Department. Chairman Nick J.
February 20, 2007 Blog
On Sunday, the Washington Post published a groundbreaking and tragic report on conditions at Building 18 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, which houses physically and psychologically damaged outpatients.

Soldiers Face Neglect, Frustration At Army's Top Medical Facility

February 20, 2007 Blog
During last week's debate, House Democrats made it clear that we will not cut funding for troops serving in Iraq. We also sent a strong message to the President: He will no longer have a blank check for the war in Iraq. In response to Democratic statements on restoring accountability to Iraq appropriations, Republicans have accused Democrats of not supporting the troops.

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