Press Releases

Press Release
"'Recent evidence indicates that the Bush Administration - contrary to public and private assurances - exploited this loophole to fire a respected U.S. Attorney in order to appoint a protégé of Karl Rove without confirmation."
March 26, 2007
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"'This legislation restores Constitutional checks and balances in the appointment process of interim U.S. Attorneys. It removes a loophole inserted by the prior Republican Congress that permits the indefinite appointment of interim U.S. Attorneys without Senate confirmation."
March 26, 2007
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"'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."
March 23, 2007
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"'It reflects a strong commitment by a bipartisan group of House Members toward realistic and comprehensive immigration reform. It provides an excellent framework for Congress and the President to begin work on the vital task of immigration reform, collaboratively and on a bipartisan basis. The President should embrace this framework."
March 22, 2007
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"'House Democrats are delivering on our promise to bring a new direction to the Gulf Coast region and help these families recover from the largest natural disaster in our nation's history. The Gulf Coast Housing Recovery Act is a crucial first step. The bill will speed up the repair and rebuilding of homes and affordable rental housing in affected areas, ensure continued rental assistance for displaced families and those who have moved back home, and provide reimbursements to communities and landlords that generously assisted evacuees."
March 22, 2007
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"'Our soldiers have shown courage and valor in Iraq and they will continue to do the job as long as we ask them to. But after four years, how much more can we ask of our military? This war has weakened our military readiness, greatly increased the rolls of injured and disabled veterans and put our national security at risk."
March 21, 2007
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"'As a global leader on combating climate change, Al Gore has been both an educator and an agitator - spurring so many to take real action. Today, he presented Congress with challenging and creative ideas, and made a compelling case for the urgency to act."
March 21, 2007
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"With the war in Iraq now in its fifth year, the need for a strategy to bring the involvement of United States combat troops in the fighting to an end is all the more urgent. The plan approved last week by the House Appropriations Committee, which conditions U.S. support on the accomplishment of performance benchmarks by the Iraqi government and establishes a process for shifting the focus of the U.S. military mission from combat to training and redeploying our troops, in my judgment offers a better chance for success than the open-ended commitment favored by President Bush."
March 20, 2007
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"'Despite President Bush's request that our assistance to Iraq continue to be given with 'no strings attached,' the United States cannot afford an open-ended commitment to a war without end. A means must be devised to end the U.S. combat role in Iraq and reduce our troop levels, so that we can begin to rebuild our military and reclaim our position of leadership in the world."
March 20, 2007
Press Release
"'Today, as this war enters its fifth year, President Bush continues to ask for an open-ended commitment to this war by our brave troops and the American people. Democrats offer a new direction for Iraq: a plan to hold President Bush and the Iraqi government accountable, protect our troops, support our veterans' health care, and begin to responsibly redeploy our troops."
March 19, 2007

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