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    Rising Oil Prices

    Oil company executives testified about the relationship between the price of crude oil and the consumer price of gasoline. Among the issues they addressed were the impact of market…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R. 3221, related to housing legislation.

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    Future of Tibet

    Witnesses testified about recent violence in Tibet and Chinese actions to control both Tibet and surrounding provinces. Among the topics they addressed were ways to promote Tibetan…

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    Polygamy and Associated Crimes

    A hearing was held on coordinating state and federal responses to crimes associated with polygamy, such as welfare fraud. The first witness was Nevada Senator Harry Reid, who was…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed H.R. 6124; Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008.

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    Global Climate Change Research

    Witnesses testified about global climate change research, the potential implications of new scientific methods and findings, as well as public policy proposals related to global…

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    Report on Iraq

    General Patraeus and Ambassador Crocker testified on the situation in Iraq and progress made by the government of Iraq in meeting benchmarks for progress and achieving…

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    Department of Justice Oversight

    Attorney General Mukasey testified about Justice Department operations. Among the topics he addressed were national security issues, privacy concerns surrounding investigation…

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    Justice Department Hiring Practices

    Inspector General Glenn Fine testified about his report on improper political influence in the hiring of attorneys for the Department of Justice under the leadership of Former Attorney…

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    Judicial Nominations Hearing

    A hearing was held on the nominations of Helene N. White, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit; Raymond M. Kethledge, of Michigan, to be United States…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business. The Declaration of Independence was read into the Congressional Record during morning business and can be viewed at…

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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Oversight

    A hearing was held on oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. FBI Director Robert Mueller testified on improvement efforts in intelligence, technology, employee retention and…

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    Judicial Nominations Hearing

    A confirmation hearing was held on the nominations of G. Steven Agee to be U.S. Circuit judge for the 4th Circuit, William T. Lawrence to be U.S. District judge for the Southern District of…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business.

    Thereafter, the Senate resumed consideration of H.R.3221, the housing bill.

    The Senate passed H.R. 3221 as amended; Renewable…

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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.7005, Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business.

    Thereafter, the Senate resumed consideration of S.3001, the Department of Defense Authorization bill.


    The Senate passes S.…

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    U.S.-Pakistan Relations

    A hearing was held on upcoming legislation which would lay the foundation for a new approach to relations with Pakistan. The first witness panel consisted of Administration…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed the nomination G. Steven Agee, of Virginia to be U.S. Circuit Judge.

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    Security Situation in Iraq

    Retired Army officers and others testified about the effects of the U.S. troop buildup, or surge. It was suggested that the U.S. begin withdrawing troops because it cannot sustain the…

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    Political Developments in Iraq

    Witnesses testified about political developments in Iraq. Topics included the central rationale for the surge and whether it has achieved its strategic purpose, attempting to involve…

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