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On Oversight and Iraq, Congress Finally Asserts Itself

By Norman Ornstein

For Immediate Release:

March 7, 2007

Contact:Roll Call

The Iraq War is the topic of the day, the week, the month, the year. But before I get to it, I need to repeat a mantra that I will continue to chant: It’s the oversight, stupid.

Take the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. It is clear that the problems of care for wounded veterans have been festering for more than three years and have been much greater for reservists and members of the National Guard. The lack of concern by the military brass has been matched by indifference elsewhere in the Pentagon.

House Democratic Leaders Regarding Iraq Resolution to Be Debated This Week

For Immediate Release:

February 12, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Leaders released the following statements today regarding a concurrent resolution that will be debated on the Floor this week.  The resolution expresses support for American troops and disapproval of the President's plan to increase the number of troops in Iraq.  Debate on the resolution will begin tomorrow and each member who wishes to speak will be given five minutes on the Floor.  Passage of the resolution is expected on Friday.  Click here to see

Hoyer Statement on the Passing of Father Robert Drinan

For Immediate Release:

January 29, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today on the passing of Father Robert Drinan:
 
"On the wall above the Speaker's Rostrum in the United States House of Representatives, the motto "In God We Trust" is displayed for all to see.  These words recall the moral foundation upon which our country was built and the basis of an enduring American commitment to freedom, democracy and the inalienable rights of man.
 

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The Leader's Report: Week of January 22, 2007

For Immediate Release:

January 26, 2007

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MESSAGE FROM THE MAJORITY LEADER

House Majority Leader Hoyer's Statement on the President's State of the Union Address

For Immediate Release:

January 23, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after President Bush delivered his State of the Union Address:

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The Leader's Report: Week of January 15, 2007

For Immediate Release:

January 19, 2007

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MESSAGE FROM THE MAJORITY LEADER