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July 25, 2007 Press Release
"'The Constitution gives the Congress a crucial role in overseeing the Executive Branch in order to protect the American people against overreaching, incompetence, and corruption. I am hopeful that today's vote will help the Administration see the light and release the information to which the Judiciary Committee is entitled."
July 25, 2007 Press Release
"'I appreciate Senator Dole and Secretary Shalala's willingness to again serve America. Democrats certainly agree with the report's conclusions that call for 'fundamental changes' in the system and 'aggressive treatment' of Iraq's signature wounds. That is why we have voted for historic commitments to ensure that America's veterans and troops returning home from IraqAfghanistan receive the quality, timely health care that they were promised and that they deserve."
July 25, 2007 Press Release
"'Six years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and three years after the bipartisan and independent 9/11 Commission delivered to the American people a roadmap for security that the Republican Congress had failed to pass into law, the Democratic Congress is about to deliver to the President a bill for his signature to make the American people safer."
July 25, 2007 Blog
As noted in the Washington Post this morning, Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers prepared a 52-page memo "that for the fir
July 25, 2007 Blog
Today, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and several members of the Blue Dog Coalition released a new web video illustrating Republican hypocrisy on fiscal responsibility and what Democrats are doing to address the issue. Rep.
July 25, 2007 Blog
The contempt proceedings in the House Judiciary Committee today are part of a broader effort by House Democrats to restore our nation's fundamental system of checks and balances.
July 25, 2007 Blog

"The Democratic Congress will go on record -- every day if necessary -- to register a judgment in opposition to the course of action that the President is taking in Iraq.

July 25, 2007 Blog
UPDATE: The Committee has approved the report recommending to the House that Miers and Bolten be cited for Contempt of Congress.
July 24, 2007 Press Release
"'Leader Reid, it seems like yesterday we were here urging the Senate to end the war in Iraq and bring our troops home. And here we are, one week later, gathered here to observe a remarkable thing. An increase in minimum wage shouldn't be that remarkable, but it took 10 long years because of Republican obstructionism to block fairness for an increase in the minimum wage. Ten years. In fact, in the last Congress, the Republicans prevented consideration of the minimum wage coming to the House floor 11 times. Does that tell you whose side they are on?"

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