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    U.S. Policy Toward Iraq

    Secretary Rice testified about the Bush administration’s latest Iraq policy and plans to add 21,500 troops to the forces stationed in Iraq in an effort to bring greater security to…

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    Judicial Security and Independence

    Justice Kennedy testified about Supreme Court and federal judiciary operations and funding requests. He was also questioned about judicial salaries, providing proper security for…

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    Small Business Loan Fraud

    Witnesses testified about alleged small business loan fraud. Small Business Administration officials were questioned about oversight activities. The chief executive officer of…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and resumed consideration of H.R.1585 , the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008.

    The Senate agreed to H.J.Res.43; a joint resolution increasing the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and resumed consideration of H.R. 2669, the Higher Education Reconciliation Act.


    The Senate passed H.R. 2669 as amended; College Cost Reduction Act of 2007.…

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    Dismissal of U.S. Attorneys

    Attorney General Gonzales testified about his administration of the Justice Department at an oversight hearing on the Department of Justice. Topics included the dismissal of U.S.…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R. 1495 , the Water Resources Development Act of 2007.

    The Senate agreed to the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to…

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    Dismissal of U.S. Attorneys

    Secretary Gonzales testified at an oversight hearing of Justice Department operations in which he was repeatedly questioned about his role in the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys, his…

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    Senate Session

    Senate session continued overnight and into the next day.

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    Dismissal of U.S. Attorneys

    Mr. Sampson testified at a hearing on the topic, “Preserving Prosecutorial Independence: Is the Department of Justice Politicizing the Hiring and Firing of U.S. Attorneys?”…

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    Iraq Resolution Markup

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee conducted committee business and marked up a concurrent resolution expressing bipartisan opposition to an increased military presence in…

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    Status of War in Iraq

    General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker testified about military operations in Iraq, recommendations for future Iraq policy, and the ability of the Iraqi Parliament to meet the security…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and resumed consideration of the House message on S. 1, the Ethics Reform bill.

    The Senate passes H.R.976 as amended; Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2007.

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    Situation in Myanmar (Burma)

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the situation in Myanmar, also known as Burma. Analysts, officials, and dissidents spoke about the government repression of…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Iraq

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing to assess military policy and current conditions in Iraq. Witnesses testified about the roots of sectarian tensions in the…

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    Dismissal of U.S. Attorneys

    Four U.S. attorneys who were dismissed from their offices testified about their termination, charges that Department of Justice officials had promoted a political agenda in their offices,…

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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Gonzales testified about Justice Department operations and answered questions on law enforcement and judicial policy. Among the issues he addressed were the recent…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business.

    Thereafter, the Senate resumed consideration of S. 1348, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business. 

    Thereafter, the Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 2, the Minimum Wage bill.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened resumed consideration of S. 1348, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act.

    The Senate rejected the motion to invoke cloture on S. 1348; Comprehensive Immigration…

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