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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.
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 establis
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 prog
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 8, 2007 Press Release
"Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced today the Members of the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. 'With their commitment to the highest ethical standard, this group of Members will serve with integrity, building on our bipartisan efforts to restore accountability, honesty, and openness to the House of Representatives.' Pelosi said."
February 8, 2007 Press Release
"Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced today she has named three new senior staff members to her Speaker's office. Cheryl Parker Rose will serve as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, replacing Lorraine C. Miller who was recently elected Clerk of the House. Ellen Qualls will serve in a new position, Senior Advisor for Strategic Planning; and Joseph Onek will be Senior Counsel to the Speaker. “These three individuals bring impressive credentials and knowledge as well as national and state experience to the Speaker's operations. I look forward to working closely with each of them as we address the priorities of the American people,” Pelosi said."
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
February 7, 2007 Press Release
"Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced today that she will recommend to the Democratic Caucus Members to serve on the House Administration Committee. 'This talented group of Members brings the experience and knowledge that is necessary to ensure the vital functions of the House continue to run efficiently and effectively,' Pelosi said."