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    Climate Change Legislation Markup

    Committee members marked up S.2191, the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2007. The bill contains provisions aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions and allows swapping of…

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    Deputy Attorney General Nomination

    Judge Mark Filip testified in a hearing on his nomination to be deputy attorney general. Senators also questioned him about the destruction of CIA tapes and about torture methods. The…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 2248, the FISA Amendments Act of 2007. The Senate agreed to the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to…

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    Legal Rights of Guantanamo Detainees

    The Senate Judiciary Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security Subcommittee held a hearing on the legal rights of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The examined what the legal rights are…

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    U.S. Helsinki Commission Hearing

    The co-chairs of the U.S. Helsinki Commission heard testimony on torture and other banned treatment of prisoners. Topics included human rights violations, radical social movements on…

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    Climate Change Legislation Markup

    Committee members marked up S.2191, the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2007. The bill contains provisions aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions and allows swapping of…

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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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    Food Supply Safety

    Witnesses testified about operations of the Food and Drug Administration and its ability to assure the safety and security of the food supply. Witnesses concentrated on recent meat…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business. Thereafter, the Senate resumed consideration of the veto message to H.R. 1495, the Water Resources Development Act of 2007. The…

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    Attorney General Confirmation Vote

    In a roll call committee members voted 11 to 8 to send the nomination of Judge Michael Mukasey for attorney general to the full Senate. Two Democrats joined all nine Republicans for…

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    Attorney General Nomination Vote

    Senator Cardin spoke about the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting to vote on Judge Michael Mukasey’s nomination and the expected recommendation that he be confirmed as attorney…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business. Thereafter, the Senate began consideration of H.R. 2419, the Farm bill.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business. Thereafter, the Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.3963, the Children’s Health Insurance Program…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business. Thereafter, the Senate resumed consideration of S.294, the Amtrak Reauthorization bill.

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    Human Impact of Global Warming

    Witnesses testified about the potential impact of global warming on public health, including implications for infectious disease, heat-related illnesses and injuries, drought, and…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed H.R. 3043 as amended; Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and resumed consideration of H.R. 3043, the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business. Thereafter, the Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 3043, the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations…

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    Attorney General Nomination Hearing, Day 2

    Judge Mukasey testified about his nomination to replace Alberto Gonzales as the U.S. attorney general. Some Democratic committee members said Judge Mukasey dodged questions and backed…

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    Attorney General Nomination Hearing, Day 1

    Judge Mukasey testified about his nomination to replace Alberto Gonzales as the U.S. attorney general. Among the topics he addressed were legal issues surrounding investigations into…

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