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  • Petition Against USA Patriot Act
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    Petition Against USA Patriot Act

    In this press conference held in the U.S. Capitol, several organizations delivered petitions gathered through the jointly-sponsored Campaign for Reader Privacy to Representative Bernie…

  • Accomplishments of the 106th Congress
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    Accomplishments of the 106th Congress

    Republican leaders talked to reporters about a budget agreement reached with Democrats. They claimed victory for including increased defense spending, added flexibility for local school…

  • Managed Health Care Legislation
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    Managed Health Care Legislation

    Republican and Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about managed health care legislation which they had passed in the House by a vote of 275 to 151. The bill provided several new rights…

  • US House Financial Audit
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    U.S. House Financial Audit

    Representatives Hastert, Thomas, and Boehner talked to reporters about the release of the findings from an independent financial audit of the House of Representatives. They focused on their…

  • Social Security Debate
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    Social Security Debate

    Panel members talked about proposals to change the Social Security system. They explained how the population is getting older, and due to medical advances, this trend will continue. They…

  • Taxpayer Refund and Relief Act
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    Taxpayer Refund and Relief Act

    Representative Portman and others talked about a Republican plan for a tax cut and focused on how it would benefit the elderly. They said that it would strengthen and expand pensions and…

  • Federal Budget Process Reform
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    Federal Budget Process Reform

    The committee heard testimony from members of Congress on legislation that would revise the federal budget process to make it more efficient and less time consuming. The witnesses discussed…