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    Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview

    Senator Daniel Akaka of Hawaii, the first U.S. Senator with Native Hawaiian ancestry, was an eyewitness to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and served during World War II with the U.S.…

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    Improving Electronic Government

    Witnesses testified about improving access to federal government on the Internet. Topics included re-authorization of the E-Government Act of 2002, federal achievements since passage…

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    Homeland Security Nominations

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nominations of Jeffrey Runge to be Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at…

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    Senate Session

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

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and begin consideration of the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House Message on H.R.6, the Comprehensive Energy Bill. br/ The Senate rejected the…

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    Army Expeditionary Contracting

    The hearing was entitled: “Urgent Reform Required: Army Expeditionary Contracting, the Report of the Commission on Army Acquisition and Program Management in Expeditionary…

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Nomination

    Dr. Peake was introduced by Senator Inouye and former Senator Dole, both combat veterans, who urged his confirmation. Dr. Peake, a physician, testified about his…

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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 on H.R. 3996, the Temporary Tax Relief Act.

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    Border Protection Personnel

    Witnesses testified about the results of a Government Accountability report on border security, the need for more border patrol agents, weaknesses and gaps in border crossing inspections,…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and proceeded to executive session to consider the nomination of Robert M. Dow, Jr., to be a U.S. District Judge. The Senate confired the nomination Robert M. Dow…

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    Gold Medal of Remembrance Ceremony

    Children of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan were honored with the Gold Medal of Remembrance. The medal was created by a special White House commission. Following the…

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    Bioterrorism Response

    Witnesses testified about threats of bioterrorism and measures implemented to reduce risks and protect civilian populations. Among the topics they addressed were policies implemented…

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    Port Security Legislation

    Witnesses testified about progress in the requirements of the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act since the law was enacted a year ago. Topics included shipping…

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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.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business. br/ Thereafter, the Senate begin consideration of H.R. 1124, a bill to extend the District of Columbia College Access Act of…

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    Homeland Security Nomination Hearing

    Assistant Secretary Myers testified about her nomination by President Bush to continue as assistant secretary for U.S. Immigration and Customs in the Department of Homeland…

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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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    Terrorist Threats Six Years After September 11

    Officials testified about confronting the terrorist threat to the U.S. six years after the September 11, 2001 attacks. They examined the efforts of key intelligence agencies to prevent…

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    Report on Operations in Iraq

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the Government Accountability Office’s report on the performance record of the Iraqi government. David Walker testified…

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    Iraq Security Forces Report

    General Jones and other commissioners testified about their report on security in Iraq and the capabilities of Iraqi security forces operating in tandem with U.S. military forces. They…

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