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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-16-06 09:30 AM
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3. Here is something from the Judicial House Committee site
In the new Congress, I am in line to Chair the House Judiciary Committee. I look forward to working with the Democratic Caucus and the Members of the Committee both Democratic and Republican in developing an agenda and oversight plan that serves the interest of the American people. I am hopeful that our Committee can hit the ground running on these matters once we organize in January.

Personally speaking, as a Member of Congress, one of my highest priorities will be election reform. In every recent election, there have been well-substantiated allegations of attempts to discourage or prevent eligible voters from voting. There is also a widespread consensus that electronic voting machines are woefully insecure and subject to tampering and manipulation. For our democracy to survive, we must ensure that every eligible voter is allowed to vote and their vote is counted correctly.

In this campaign, there was an orchestrated right-wing effort to distort my position on impeachment. The incoming Speaker has said that impeachment is off the table. I am in total agreement with her on this issue: impeachment is off the table. To be sure, I have substantial concerns about the way this Administration has abused its authority, but impeachment would not be good for the American people. The country does not want or need any more paralyzed partisan government it wants a check and balance and real progress on the issues that matter to their lives.

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