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Jul 31, 2008 Articles

Washington, Jul 31, 2008 - Thirty-one members of Congress on Wednesday asked President Bush for an "immediate review" of the convictions of former Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who were sentenced in 2006 to lengthy prison terms for shooting a drug-smuggling suspect in the buttocks as he fled back to Mexico.

Jul 29, 2008 Articles

Washington, Jul 29, 2008 - Orange County residents expressed shock and dismay at the news that two former U.S. Border Patrol agents jailed for shooting an illegal immigrant drug runner at the border will not go free.

Jul 29, 2008 Articles

Washington, Jul 29, 2008 - A federal appeals court in New Orleans on Monday upheld most of the convictions that gave two former Border Patrol agents lengthy prison sentences.

Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean received 11- and 12-year sentences, respectively, for shooting an illegal alien drug smuggler in the buttocks as he ran toward the Mexican border.

Jul 29, 2008 Articles

Washington, Jul 29, 2008 - A federal appeals court upheld lengthy prison sentences Monday for two Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a Mexican drug smuggler, prompting renewed appeals from their supporters for leniency from the White House.

Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean have been imprisoned for more than a year.

Jul 24, 2008 Articles

Washington, Jul 24, 2008 - U.S. lawmakers have been commenting on the situation in Burma as the U.S. Congress advanced legislation to strengthen and renew unilateral U.S. economic sanctions against the Burmese military government. More from VOA's Dan Robinson on Capitol Hill.

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Jul 24, 2008 Articles

Washington, Jul 24, 2008 - The U.S. Congress on Thursday approved a large expansion of a program to fight AIDS and other diseases raging in Africa and elsewhere, sending the measure to President George W. Bush, who is expected to sign it into law.

Jul 17, 2008 Articles

Washington, Jul 17, 2008 - Today, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) introduced H.R. 6527, the "Emergency Solar Power Permit Act," in response to the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) effective freeze on approving solar project applications.

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Jul 17, 2008 Articles

Long Beach, Jul 17, 2008 - Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, R-Huntington Beach/Long Beach, doesn't expect to change President Bush's mind, but he's firmly opposed to the president's planned trip to the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.

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Jul 17, 2008 Articles

Washington, Jul 17, 2008 - Rep. Ken Calvert introduced a bill Thursday to allow drilling off the coast of California. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher this week put in a measure to exempt solar projects from environmental rules.

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Jul 14, 2008 Articles

Washington, Jul 14, 2008 - Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is behind President Bush’s move to lift the executive order banning offshore drilling.

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