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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:

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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.

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