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CONGRESS WATCH A Minute with Jay: Protecting Our Public Libraries, YouTube [VIDEO 1:14] Advertisements

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CONGRESS WATCH A Minute with Jay: Mine Safety, YouTube [VIDEO 1:18]

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CONGRESS WATCH HEARING: Pipeline Safety: An On-The-Ground Look At Safeguarding the Public, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Better Data and Guidance Needed to Improve Pipeline Operator Incident Response (pdf), GAO.gov Opening Remarks from Sue Bonham, a resident … Continue reading

Wired Opinion: Cyberwar Is the New Yellowcake


By Jerry Brito and Tate Watkins – “Today’s cyber criminals have the ability to interrupt life-sustaining services, cause catastrophic economic damage, or severely degrade the networks our defense and intelligence agencies rely on,” Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) said at a hearing last week. “Congress needs to act on comprehensive cybersecurity legislation immediately.”

Yet evidence to sustain such dire warnings is conspicuously absent. In many respects, rhetoric about cyber catastrophe resembles threat inflation we saw in the run-up to the Iraq War. And while Congress’ passing of comprehensive cybersecurity legislation wouldn’t lead to war, it could saddle us with an expensive and overreaching cyber-industrial complex. more> http://is.gd/gDGWQ5

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CONGRESS WATCH Unauthorized Appropriations and Expiring Authorizations (Appropriations) Unauthorized Appropriations and Expiring Authorizations (House) Unauthorized Appropriations and Expiring Authorizations (Senate) Implications of Rising Health Care Costs Assistant Director for Health and Human Resources Linda T. Bilheimer’s presentation to the Heritage … Continue reading

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CONGRESS WATCH Cost Estimate for H.R. 3630, Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011 Cost estimate for the bill as introduced on December 9, 2011 Cost Estimate for H.R. 313, Drug Trafficking Safe Harbor Elimination Act of … Continue reading

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CONGRESS WATCH Cost Estimate for H.R. 2829, United Nations Transparency, Accountability, and Reform Act of 2011 Cost estimate for the bill as ordered reported by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on October 13, 2011 Cost Estimate for S. 1119, … Continue reading