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Friday, February 23, 2007

D.C. Highlights - February 23rd, 2007

Here is today's overview of interesting items from our nation's Capitol:
  • Oregon's two Senators (Smith and Wyden) led a 90 minute Town Hall in Bend, discussing topics such as health care, and Iraq. They both kick off each new session of Congress by holding joint town halls with constituents throughout Oregon, a practice they started in 1999.
  • U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Patty Murray (D-WA) this week wrote to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, urging him to launch an Inspector General's investigation of the deplorable living conditions facing returning Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans at the Army's flagship military hospital, Walter Reed Army Medical Center. A copy of the letter can be found here. Patty Murray has a long history of advocacy and support for the military, has service members in her family, and gets an 'A' rating for her record on military matters from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
  • The House and Senate were not in session this week in honor of the President's Day Holiday, and will reconvene Monday, February 26th, 2007.
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