May 20, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On May 20, 2009, the US House of Representatives voted 361-64 in favor the Credit Card Holders' Bill of Rights, which makes illegal, among other prohibitions, arbitrarily raising interest rates, employing misleading terms and charging exorbitant fees to on-time payments. The version passed by the ...[read more]
May 15, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On May 15, 2009, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Leon Panetta defended information the CIA provided to the US Congress on the use of interrogation techniques during the Bush administration. Panett'a comments came in response to allegations by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, ...[read more]
May 14, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On May 14, 2009, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi claimed that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) misled the US Congress about the use of enhanced interrogation techniques under the Bush administration by explicitly stating that they were not utilizing the controversial technique known as ...[read more]
October 29, 2009
by Carrie Schimizzi
House speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) unveiled the House health care reform bill at an event on Capitol Hill on Thursday morning. The $894 billion health care package, a combination of similar bills passed by House committees over the summer, would provide insurance to 36 million more people, ...[read more]
October 9, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
The US House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill that extends the definition of federal hate crimes to include crimes motivated by gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act was passed 281-146 as part ...[read more]
May 21, 2009
by Brian Jackson
The US House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 361-64 to pass the Senate version of the Credit Card Holders' Bill of Rights. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called the bill historic, and a stern rebuke to credit card companies that, have unfairly profited at the expense of re... ...[read more]
May 16, 2009
by Tere Miller-Sporrer
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Leon Panetta on Friday defended information the CIA gave to Congress on the use of interrogation techniques during the Bush administration. In response to statements made by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), in which she claimed to have ...[read more]
May 14, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Thursday that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) misled Congress about the use of enhanced interrogation techniques during the Bush administration. Pelosi, the former top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said that ...[read more]
February 17, 2009
by Safiya Boucaud
Speaker for Italy's Chamber of Deputies Gianfranco FinisaidMonday that Italy will not accept detaineesreleasedfrom the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay. Fini made theannouncementafter ameeting with US House speakerNancy Pelosi (D-CA) in... ...[read more]
September 16, 2008
by Caitlin Price
Members of the US Congress spoke out about regulatory changes and investigations following a stock market drop propelled by Lehman Brothers' Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and the sale of Merrill Lynch on Monday. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reiterated plans for a new economic st... ...[read more]

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