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Oversight Committee Inquires on Plame, MZM

March 26, 2007

On the disclosure of CIA Agent Valerie Plame’s identity: Committee Requests CIA Documents Related to Disclosure of CIA Agent Citing concerns that a Senate Intelligence Committee report may be inaccurate, Chairman Waxman asks the CIA for Agency memos related to Ambassador Wilson’s February 2002 trip to Niger and the subsequent disclosure of Ms.Wilson's covert status. […]

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Chairman Waxman on Preservation of Campaign Emails

March 26, 2007

Citing evidence that senior White House officials are using RNC and other political email accounts to avoid leaving a record of official communications, Oversight Committee Chairman Henry Waxman sent letters today to the Republican National Committee and the Bush-Cheney '04 Campaign directing them to preserve the emails of White House officials and to meet with […]

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Hearing on Biotech Medicine Prices

March 26, 2007

The Oversight Committee is currently holding a hearing to examine the high cost of biotech medicines to our health care system, as well the prospects and need for a pathway that would allow the FDA to approve safe and affordable generic versions of biotech drugs. Watch live and see the witness list >> Watch Chairman […]

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More Problems at GSA

March 26, 2007

Three weeks ago we covered the efforts of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee to examine a no-bid contract awarded by the General Services Administration to Edie Fraser, with whom GSA Administrator Doan had a longstanding personal and business relationship. The Committee highlighted the following email from Fraser to Doan written prior to the awarding […]

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Pelosi war-bill gamble pays off; The House speaker’s triumph was anything but assured when she announced the measure — without votes

March 24, 2007

"In the most difficult trial of her speakership, Pelosi pushed through the first legislation mandating an end to U.S. involvement in the Iraq war."

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Pelosi on Iraq Bill: ‘Benchmarks Without Deadlines Are Just Words; After Four Years, Words Are Not Enough’

March 23, 2007

"'Any discussion of the war in Iraq must begin with a tribute to our troops. This day, and every day, we thank our troops for their courage, their patriotism, and the sacrifices they are willing to make. For four years, under the most dangerous and demanding conditions imaginable, they have done everything asked of them."

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House Passes the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health and Iraq Accountability Act

March 23, 2007

The House has passed the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health and Iraq Accountability Act, 218-212. Speaker Pelosi gavels down the vote: Speaker Pelosi, Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Chairman John Murtha, and Rep. Patrick Murphy, an Iraq War veteran, closed debate for House Democrats: Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “Rather than sending more troops into the chaos that is […]

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Debate on the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health and Iraq Accountability Act Part IV

March 23, 2007

Debate on the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health and Iraq Accountability Act continues this morning. The House of Representatives has a choice: either endorse the President's open-ended commitment to the war in Iraq or demand accountability, support our troops and set a timeline for the phased redeployment of our troops. Rep. George Miller (CA-07): “Hundreds […]

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Debate on the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health and Iraq Accountability Act Part III

March 23, 2007

Debate on the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health and Iraq Accountability Act continues this morning. The House of Representatives has a choice: either endorse the President's open-ended commitment to the war in Iraq or demand accountability, support our troops and set a timeline for the phased redeployment of our troops. Rep. Van Hollen (MD-08): “The […]

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Chairman Obey & Rep. Murtha on Accountability and the Troops

March 23, 2007

Debate on the U.S. Troops Readiness, Veterans' Health and Iraq Accountability Act was largely managed by Appropriations Chairman David Obey and Rep. John Murtha (PA-12), who is Chairman of the Appropriations Defense Subcommittee. In response to repeated demands from Republicans for a “clean supplemental,” which Speaker Pelosi has referred to as a “blank check,” Chairman […]

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