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Jul 24, 2008
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. By a vote of 303-115, the House of Representatives passed the bill authorizing $48 billion over the next five years to help treat and prevent AIDS,... Read More
Jul 24, 2008
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. The House of Representatives voted to extend U.S. trade sanctions against Burma's military government for one year, as... Read More
Jul 24, 2008
Washington, Jul 24, 2008 - Mr. Chairman, I rise in strong opposition to HR 5501. Let me first say that I have tremendous respect and admiration for the two men this bill is named after. Chairmen Lantos and Hyde were two strong principled men, and I very much enjoyed working with them on the Foreign Affairs Committee. However during this time of economic difficulty, this bill is humanitarianism... Read More
Jul 21, 2008
Washington, Jul 21, 2008 - On June 14, 2002, the Earth narrowly avoided a deadly event. One which quite possibly would have had a devastating effect on the course of humankind. The close call came and went, and for three days nobody noticed that day a football field sized asteroid careening at 6.2 miles per second came within 75,000 miles of hitting the Earth. Three days later the asteroid was... Read More
Jul 17, 2008 News
Washington, Jul 17, 2008 - Today marks the one year anniversary of the Senate Judiciary hearing held by Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) to investigate the unjust prosecution of Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. The agents were convicted and sentenced to 11 and 12 years respectively for shooting and wounding an illegal alien drug smuggler. After the conclusion of the hearing,... Read More
Jul 17, 2008
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. Both Orange County lawmakers aren't expected to be able to get these bills through this year because of Democratic opposition. But both said such measures are needed to begin... Read More
Jul 17, 2008
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. A backlog of 130 pending applications currently exists dating back to 2005 without a single application being approved because BLM is waiting on... Read More
Jul 17, 2008
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. And he's opposed to having an American athletic team sent to the games, in a country that's shocked the world with its human rights policies. "I think the... Read More
Jul 17, 2008
Washington, Jul 17, 2008 - A year ago today, on July 17, 2007, the United States Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings concerning the plight of Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean. At the conclusion of the hearing Senators Feinstein (D-CA) and Cornyn (R-TX), called on President Bush to immediately commute the sentences of the two agents. Unfortunately the President has chosen not to do so.