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February 14, 2007 Blog

A number of Democratic Members who have served in the military spoke on the

floor against the President's escalation plan. As Congressman and Iraq war

veteran Patrick Murphy said “Walking in my own combat boots, I saw firsthand

this administration's failed policy.” Watch their speeches:

February 14, 2007 Blog
Recent reports have suggested that the tens of thousands of soldiers being sent to escalate the war in Iraq will not have the armor and equipment needed to perform
February 13, 2007 Blog
This afternoon, Speaker Pelosi opened up three days of debate on the bipartisan resolution on Iraq expressing support for our troops and disapproving of the President's escalation plan, saying:

February 13, 2007 Blog
Today, Chairman Waxman introduced two bills to increase government transparency and encourage the discovery of waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer money. Today's hearing provided an opportunity for the Committee to focus on the issues of lobbying and ethics reform in the executive branch. The Committee heard from noted experts and academics on these issues.
February 12, 2007 Blog
The Committee on Natural Resources, known as the "Resources Committee" under the previous Chairman Republican Richard Pombo, has announced a hearing to establish a new direction in fulfilling its Constitutional duties:

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:

Read the transcript (pdf) >>

More information from the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform >>

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