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Offshoring (a.k.a. Offshore Outsourcing) and Job Insecurity Among U.S. Workers

Social Security: The Windfall Benefit Provision

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New and Noteworthy

COSTELLO COMMENDS AGREEMENT ON NEW AMTRAK ROUTES
 
COSTELLO URGES ITC TO MAINTAIN DUTIES ON CORROSION-RESISTANT STEEL
 
PRESIDENT SIGNS INTO LAW LEGISLATION TO HONOR THE LEGACY OF KATHERINE DUNHAM
 
COSTELLO RECEIVES FARM BUREAU “FRIEND OF AGRICULTURE” AWARD
 
COSTELLO AND SHIMKUS ANNOUNCE DEFENSE BILL CONTAINS $31.4 MILLION TO MAINTAIN C-9S, BEGIN C-40 MISSION AT SCOTT AFB

Medicare Prescription Drug Plan:
The deadline to sign up for a prescription drug program under the new Medicare Part D benefit passed on May 15. Please read my February 22 Op-Ed piece and my April 28 press release for more details of my work on this issue.

For further information regarding this new benefit or other topics regarding Medicare, call 1.800.MEDICARE or go to www.medicare.gov .

Protecting Social Security:
The President has proposed significant changes to Social Security, including the creation of "Private Accounts" to replace a portion of your guaranteed benefits. This calculator will show you the effects this change will have on your benefits.

Medicare and Prescription Drug Updates:
INFORMATION ON MEDICARE CONFERENCE REPORT


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Service Academy Applications

I am now accepting applications for nomination to the US military academies
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See my press release for more information or go to my Service Academy page.

Statements on Iraq War
Please go to my Floor Statement to read my full statement on the Global War on Terror resolution.

See my previous Commentary on Iraq, from April 24, 2006, for further statements of my position.

"An Artistic Discovery"
The 2006 Congressional Art Competition was held in conjunction with Art On the Square in Belleville.

See the Art Competition page for more information.

Financial Aid for College
If you are interested in financial aid for college, this page is a good starting point with links to many web sites that should be helpful in your search.

Financial Aid

Office Safety Award
I am pleased to announce that my Washington DC office received an Office Safety Award from the Office of Compliance.

See the press release for more information.

IRS Information:

Undelivered Tax Refunds for Tax Years 1999 through 2004

Fuel Prices - Fuel prices continue to be a concern across the nation. Please see my comments regarding this issue.

Comments on Fuel Prices

Please read my recent letter regarding Eminent Domain legislation.

Eminent Domain Letter

Notice to teachers - The staff of the House Science Committee has developed resources for educators. These are of particular interest to science teachers. Go to my Education page for the links.

Committee on Science Democratic Caucus

Information for troops and families involved in the conflict in Iraq

Information about "Southern at 150"

Information about the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial

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Delta Regional Authority 2005 Federal Grant Program

Get the truth on these rumors

E-mail Surcharge
FCC's Petition 2493
Congressmen do not pay into Social Security