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March 14, 2007 Blog

"The five bills we'll be considering over the next two days will reassert the principle that democracy thrives on openness and accountability."
- Chairman Henry Waxman, 3/13/07

March 13, 2007 Press Release
"This week, the House agenda to Restore Accountability includes efforts to spend taxpayer dollars wisely, to change the way Congress and the federal government do business, and to shine a light on how government operates. Taken in context with what the 110th Congress has already put in place, it is a strong step forward. Lobbying reform efforts will continue after this week. This week's highlights will include efforts to..."
March 13, 2007 Press Release
"'The debate about American competitiveness has been gaining momentum over the last two years. Reports from the AeA, the Council on Competitiveness, and the National Academies have brought the real challenges the United States faces in an intensely competitive global economy to the forefront. The message is clear: the United States still leads the world in scientific and technological achievement, but that lead is eroding."
March 13, 2007 Press Release
"Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after Congressman Marty Meehan announced his nomination to be the next Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell: 'Congressman Marty Meehan has been a leader in the Congress and the Democratic caucus for more 14 years. He has championed a number of significant causes - including equal rights, campaign finance reform, and protecting our children from the dangers of tobacco."
March 13, 2007 Blog
The House Judiciary Committee has released emails from White House and Department of Justice officials regarding the firing of US Attorneys last year.

March 13, 2007 Blog
The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations is holding a hearing right now: "Post Katrina Health Care: Continuing Concerns and Immediate Needs in the New Orleans Region."

March 13, 2007 Blog
The District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007 will provide District of Columbia residents a vote in the House of Representatives. The bill permanently increases the size of the House by two members.
March 12, 2007 Press Release
"Washington, D.C - Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on Vice President Cheney's remarks during a speech today to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC): 'It is a disservice to our military personnel for President Bush and Vice President Cheney to continue to advocate for an open-ended commitment in Iraq, while brushing aside the advice of military leaders and the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, all of whom argue that the war in Iraq cannot be resolved militarily but only through diplomatic, economic and political means. As the Vice President's remarks today prove again, the Administration's answer to continuing violence in Iraq is more troops and more treasure from the American people."
March 12, 2007 Press Release
"'It is a disservice to our military personnel for President Bush and Vice President Cheney to continue to advocate for an open-ended commitment in Iraq, while brushing aside the advice of military leaders and the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, all of whom argue that the war in Iraq cannot be resolved militarily but only through diplomatic, economic and political means. As the Vice President's remarks today prove again, the Administration's answer to continuing violence in Iraq is more troops and more treasure from the American people."

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