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No more secret contractor indemnifications under new Defense authorization

Published: Friday, December 21, 2012, 3:02 PM By Mike Francis, The Oregonian The final Defense Authorization approved today by Congress includes an amendment that will prevent secret contractor indemnifications like the one the Army Corps of Engineers granted to KBR Inc. at the outset of the war against Iraq. The amendment barring such secret arrangements was sponsored [...]

January 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Governmental Affairs,KBR Lawsuits,Local Newspapers,Oregon Live,Proposed Legislation,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update | Read More »

SENATOR BYRON DORGAN (D-ND) — Interview on 10/15/10

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October 24th, 2010 | Posted in Governmental Affairs,News Coverage,Proposed Legislation,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

Truthout: KBR Under Pressure From Congress Over Allegations of Poisoning Soldiers

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If a Congressman from Oregon has his way, then American taxpayers would not be expected to foot the legal bills for private military contractors like the former Halliburton subsidiary that allegedly allowed dozens of National Guard troops to be poisoned by a dangerous chemical in Iraq. Legislation introduced to Congress by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) [...]

September 29th, 2010 | Posted in Burn Pits News,Proposed Legislation,Qarmat Ali News,Truthout | Read More »

Sen. Ron Wyden says Veterans exposed to hexavalent chromium deserve lifelong health care and Purple Hearts

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Veterans exposed to cancer-causing hexavalent chromium in Iraq — including nearly 300 Oregon soldiers — should be treated as if they’d hit a roadside bomb and receive lifelong medical care and Purple Hearts, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden said Thursday.

February 19th, 2010 | Posted in Oregon Live,Proposed Legislation,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

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