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Speaker Pelosi on Iran

February 15, 2007

In an interview this afternoon, Speaker Pelosi reiterated her position on Presidential authority with regards to Iran. Pelosi: Bush Lacks Power to Invade Iran By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent – Thursday, February 15, 2007 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that President Bush lacks the authority to invade Iran without specific approval from Congress, […]

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House Democrats on the Iraq Resolution Today

February 15, 2007

Congress continues to debate H.Con.Res. 63 on the House floor today. As of this morning, 195 Members had spoken on the Iraq resolution during more than 23 hours of debate. Watch speeches from this morning: Whip Clyburn (D-SC)   Vice-Chair Larson (D-CT) Rep. Van Hollen (D-MD) Rep. DeLauro (D-CT)   Rep. Pascrell (D-NJ) Rep. Schakowsky […]

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Oversight Hearing on Iraq Reconstruction

February 15, 2007

The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is holding a hearing on Iraq Reconstruction at this moment, and the three top auditors overseeing work in Iraq will provide new information about the status of Iraq reconstruction projects and troop support contracts. The hearing will examine whether the findings of these auditors should affect Congress’ assessment […]

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Pelosi and Reid Demand Adequate Armor and Equipment for Troops in Iraq

February 14, 2007

"Washington, DC--Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker Nancy Pelosi today sent the following letter to President Bush, urging him to take the necessary steps to ensure that the tens of thousands of soldiers being sent to escalate the war in Iraq have the armor and equipment needed to perform their mission and protect their lives. Unfortunately, reports suggest that the President is once again sending troops into Iraq without adequate supplies and support. Democrats, who join the overwhelming majority of Americans in opposing the President's escalation, believe the men and women serving bravely in Iraq should receive the equipment and support they need and deserve."

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Leader Hoyer, Chairman Obey, Chairman Skelton, Rep. Meehan on Supporting the Troops

February 14, 2007

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Armed Sevices Chairman Ike Skleton, Appropriations Chairman David Obey, and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Marty Meehan respond to Republican charges that the Democrats and Republicans supporting the bipartisan resolution do not truly support the troops. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer: Chairman Ike Skelton:

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Democratic Veterans Against Escalation

February 14, 2007

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: Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-NY)   Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) Rep. […]

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Dear Mr. President

February 14, 2007

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 their mission and protect their lives. Thousands of Army Humvees Lack Armor Upgrade Washington Post – February 12, 2007 U.S. Army units in Iraq and Afghanistan […]

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Pelosi Statement on the Passing of Congressman Charlie Norwood

February 13, 2007

"Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the death of Republican Congressman Charlie Norwood of Georgia: 'It is always with deep regret that we learn that one of our own has passed away. Congressman Charlie Norwood was a plain-spoken and passionate public servant. He fought for and served America as a combat medic in Vietnam. As a member of Congress, he did his best to serve his constituents, his conscience, and his country. He faced the end of his life and his sickness with great bravery and dignity."

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Congressional Leaders Urge Bush to Act as 2006 Annual Trade Deficit Breaks All Time Record

February 13, 2007

"Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, House Ways and Means Chairman Charles B. Rangel, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Sander Levin, joined key House Ways and Means Members in sending a letter to President Bush today urging the Bush Administration to chart a new direction in U.S. trade policy that addresses the explosive U.S. trade deficit and promotes broad-based equitable growth for all Americans. The United States Department of Commerce released its 2006 annual trade deficit figures today revealing another record-breaking year of $764 billion. The 2006 trade deficit represents a 6.5 percent increase over the 2005 record."

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