Press Releases

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"'Today, Members of Congress had a productive meeting with President Alvaro Uribe of Colombia. Many of us expressed our growing concerns about the serious allegations of connections between illegal paramilitary forces and a number of high-ranking Colombian officials. It is essential that the Colombian government investigate and prosecute such officials, including those at high levels. Those within Colombia who are calling for full disclosure about paramilitary influence should be commended for their constructive efforts to build a stronger democracy.'"
May 3, 2007
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"'Good afternoon. The Congressional leadership just had a positive meeting with President Bush, where he expressed his willingness to work together, in good faith, and take the right approach to come together to find our common ground."
May 2, 2007
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"'Good afternoon. The Congressional leadership just had a positive meeting with President Bush, where he expressed his willingness to work together, in good faith, and take the right approach to come together to find our common ground."
May 2, 2007
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"'In 2006, for the first time in more than 20 years, scientists from the United Statesswept the Nobel Prize Science Awards. These American scientists are on the cutting edge of innovation, and I congratulate them on behalf of the United States Congress. Just yesterday, the House passed a resolution authored by Congressman Jerry McNerney of California that recognized their extraordinary accomplishments."
May 2, 2007
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"'It is a tremendous honor for me to receive the George E. Brown, Jr. Memorial Award, and I thank the Science-Engineering-Technology Working Group for their recognition and for their efforts to promote innovation and competitiveness."
May 1, 2007
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"'Mindful of our responsibility to the Constitution and to the American people, I'm pleased to join in signing this Iraq legislation, which is so important to our national security. For the strong commitment to support our troops and to fill our promises to our veterans, this legislation honors the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform with benchmarks that hold the Iraqi government accountable. This legislation respects the wishes of the American people to end the Iraq war."
May 1, 2007
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"'Thank you, Mr. Leader. Earlier today, the leader and I sent to the President a bill that made a strong commitment to support our men and women in uniform and a strong commitment to honor our promises to our veterans."
May 1, 2007
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"'As the month of May begins, I am proud to recognize Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This year's theme: 'Meeting the Challenges for Asian Pacific Americans,' recognizes the struggles Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) face, and their ability to overcome them to define their place in American history."
April 30, 2007
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"'Jack Valenti was a true patriot who served our country with distinction as a brave fighter pilot in World War II and as a public servant during the Johnson Administration. A strong advocate for our economy and American exports as head of the Motion Picture Association of America, Jack approached each issue with the sprit of bipartisanship, earning respect on both sides of the aisle."
April 27, 2007
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"The 2007 Democratic Leadership's Asian American and Pacific Islander Town Hall: A New Directionwill be held on Wednesday, May 16. The town hall will focus on issues of concern to the AAPI community such as immigration, health care, housing and economic development, education, veterans' affairs, and civil rights."
April 24, 2007

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