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This Week on the Hill 7/28/08 – 8/1/08

By Rachel Perrone, ACLU at 1:07pm

One week more before the House and the Senate adjourn for recess, and much of Washington, DC falls into a long August slumber. The Hill looks like a slightly more urban version of a Countrytime Lemonade commercial. But with the help of cold beverages…

This Week on the Hill, 7/21/08 – 7/25/08

By Rachel Perrone, ACLU at 12:28pm

Tuesday, July 22nd  

First Amendment

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet will hold a hearing on “Issues in Telecommunications Competition.” The hearing will be webcast…

This Week on the Hill, July 14 – 18, 2008

By Rachel Perrone, ACLU at 11:44am

Monday, July 14

Immigration

Senate will likely begin consideration of S. 2731 , Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008. Repeal of HIV travel/immigration…

This Week on the Hill, July 7-11, 2008

By Rachel Perrone, ACLU at 1:56pm

Hope you all had a great holiday weekend. We know we enjoyed the all-too-brief breather we got here in D.C. during congressional recess. But we’re rested, we’re ready, and we’re back, baby.

This…

Next Week on the Hill, June 23 – June 27, 2008

By Rachel Perrone, ACLU at 10:21am

Since you read the ACLU blog, you likely already know that the House of Representatives voted to pass the sham FISA “compromise” bill on Friday, and the Senate’s slated to take it up this week, with a vote expected Tuesday or Wednesday.…

Next Week on the Hill, June 16 – 20

By Rachel Perrone, ACLU at 11:32am

For our colleagues in New York, the big news has undoubtedly been the Boumediene decision, and what it means for the detainees still awaiting justice at Guantánamo Bay. Here the Washington Legislative Office, we're preparing for whatever legislative…

OMG ACLU LOL!

By Rachel Perrone, ACLU at 12:16pm

Since you're reading this on the ACLU blog, you're likely already aware of the growing influence of blogs, the way they can pull an otherwise overlooked story from the ether, build momentum around it, and push it into the mainstream. Blogs, and social…

Next Week on the Hill, June 9 – 13, 2008

By Rachel Perrone, ACLU at 12:04pm
Next Week on the Hill, June 9 – 13, 2008

Summer’s here, folks, and it is scorching hot here in Washington, D.C. But it’s cool in the Washington Convention Center, where we and over 2,000 of our members have gathered for the ACLU 2008…

Next Week on the Hill, June 2–6, 2008

By Rachel Perrone, ACLU at 7:37pm

Below are just some highlights of legislative activity we expect to see on the Hill this week — legislation dropping or moving, committee hearings and bill markups. Keep in mind, all of these are subject to change.

Wednesday, June 4

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