Thursday, November 10, 2005

Congress Must Be in the Mood to Investigate

An AP story (here) relates that Rep. Tom Davis, chairman of the House Government Reform Committee, is threatening to subpoena the White House and various federal agencies as part of an investigation of the response to Hurricane Katrina.  Another AP story (here) states that Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist are circulating a draft letter calling for an investigation of the leak of information about alleged secret prisons holding terrorists -- no word whether they will investigate the use of the prisons, but that's probably not nearly as important as the leak.  Finally, the Government Reform Committee announced that it will release a report on Nov. 10 regarding the testimony of former Baltimore Oriole Rafael Palmeiro, who testified before the Committee in March 2005 and categorically denied ever taking steroids, and then was suspended by major league baseball four months later for taking a particularly strong steroid (Committee press release here).  Thank goodness Congress is watching out for us. (ph)

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