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Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Issues Testimony From Senior Massachusetts District Judge Wolf (Part 2 of 3)
WASHINGTON, June 1 -- The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action and Federal Rights issued the following written testimony by Senior Massachusetts District Judge Mark L. Wolf involving a hearing on May 17, 2023, entitled "Review of Federal Judicial Ethics Processes at the Judicial Conference of the United States":

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(Continued from Part 1 of 3)

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The Judicial Conference is comprised of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, ... Show Full Article

Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee Chair Warren Issues Statement at Hearing on Strengthening Accountability at Fed
WASHINGTON, June 1 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, chair of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Policy, issued the following statement at a hearing on May 17, 2023, entitled "Strengthening Accountability at the Federal Reserve: Lessons and Opportunities for Reform":

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The rapid collapse of three banks--Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank and First Republic Bank--was a shock. These three bank failures together put more assets at risk than the 25 bank failures in the 2008 crash.

Silicon Valley Bank's failure was another symptom in what has become ... Show Full Article

Rep. Kathy Castor Statement on Bipartisan Budget Agreement
WASHINGTON, June 1 -- Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Florida, issued the following statement on May 31, 2023:

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) voted yes on a bipartisan budget agreement that, among many things, will raise the debt ceiling, protect critical initiatives millions of Americans rely on and avert a catastrophic default.

"Extremist Republicans in Congress never should have risked the American economy, jobs and retirement accounts to press their partisan budget that shields the wealthy and well-connected. Millionaires and corporations should pay their fair share to reduce the deficit rather ... Show Full Article

House Science, Space and Technology Committee Sets June 7 Hearing on Advancing American Leadership in Quantum Technology
WASHINGTON, June 1 -- The House Science, Space and Technology Committee issued the following information for a hearing entitled "Advancing American Leadership in Quantum Technology" at 10 a.m. on June 7, 2023, at 2318 Rayburn House Office Building:

Opening Statements:

* Chairman Frank Lucas


* The Honorable Mr. Paul Dabbar, Former Undersecretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy

* Dr. Eleanor G. Rieffel, Senior Researcher for Advanced Computing and Data Analytics, NASA/Ames Research Center

* Dr. Celia Merzbacher, Executive Director, Quantum Economic Development Consortium ... Show Full Article

House Majority Leader Scalise: It's Time to Restore Fiscal Responsibility In Washington
WASHINGTON, June 1 (Rep.) -- House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, issued the following news release on May 30, 2023:

Leader Scalise highlighted the bill as an important step in House Republicans' efforts to restore fiscal sanity in Washington and reduce inflationary spending. Leader Scalise also highlighted how the Fiscal Responsibility Act creates greater accountability for unelected bureaucrats looking to push expensive regulations as Americans battle high prices triggered by the Biden Administration's inflation agenda.

On passing H.R. 3746, the Fiscal Responsibility Act:

"I share ... Show Full Article

House Financial Services Committee Chair McHenry: Fiscal Responsibility Act Will Fundamentally Change Spending Trajectory in Washington
WASHINGTON, June 1 -- Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-North Carolina, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement on May 31, 2023:

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The Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Patrick McHenry (NC-10), issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3746, the Fiscal Responsibility Act, a bipartisan agreement to cut spending, limit the expansion of the federal government, and grow the economy--while raising the debt ceiling.

"This is the most conservative spending package during my time in Congress and I was proud ... Show Full Article

Congresswoman Escobar Votes to Pass Bipartisan Budget Agreement
WASHINGTON, June 1 -- Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, issued the following statement on May 31, 2023:

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) voted to pass the Bipartisan Budget Agreement which protects Americans' healthcare and retirements, rejects extreme cuts to vital programs, fully funds veteran medical care, and avoids a catastrophic default on our nation's debt.

"Today I voted to pass the Bipartisan Budget Agreement to put an end to the dangerous political games Republicans are playing with our economy and the livelihood of millions of American households.

"This bill is a compromise ... Show Full Article