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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.
February 20, 2007 Blog
'Milestone of Achievement' on the Hill

Lyndsey Layton, Washington Post - February 20, 2007

February 20, 2007 Blog
With Congress on recess this weekend, we will take some time to highlight some of the material posted here that you may have missed in the deluge of information and video surrounding the launch. For the first installment, here is House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank's speech against President Bush's escalation plan and in support of the troops:

February 17, 2007 Blog
Rep. Chris CarneyA Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Reserve, Congressman Carney (D-PA) served multiple tours overseas and was activated for operations Enduring Freedom, Noble Eagle, and Southern Watch. Listen to Rep.
February 16, 2007 Blog
House Committee on Foreign Affairs: Lantos Says Strong Bipartisan Support for Iraq Resolution is a Message the Administration Cannot Ignore

February 16, 2007 Blog
Watch Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the resolution expressing support for our troops and disapproving of the President's escalation plan in Iraq, which has just passed the House, 246-182:

The speech concludes:

February 16, 2007 Blog

On Wednesday, amidst reports that thousands of Army humvees to be used in the escalation lack vital armor upgrades, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Leader Harry Reid sent a letter to President Bush urging him to take the necessary steps

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