Carson Statement on the 60th Anniversary on the Adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
December 11, 2008
“On December 10, 1948, the member states of the United Nations joined together to issue the first global statement on fundamental freedoms and human rights. This Universal Declaration of Human Rights has permeated governments and inspired populations to denounce tyranny and promote peace.
Carson Statement for Financial Services Committee Hearing on Treasury Department's Allocation of TARP Funds
December 9, 2008
Today, Congressman André Carson submitted the following statement for the record for the House Financial Services Committee hearing on oversight concerns regarding the Treasury Department’s conduct of the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). Witnesses testifying before the Financial Services Committee today include The Honorable Gene Dodaro, Acting Comptroller General of the U.S. Government Accountability Office; The Honorable Neel Kashkari, Interim Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability and Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury; The Honorable Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), Congressional Oversight Panel under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act; and Professor Elizabeth Warren, Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law, Harvard University, and Chair, Congressional Oversight Panel under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act. Click here
Carson Commends Selection of VA Nominee General Eric Shinseki
December 8, 2008
“With the ongoing engagement of American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, thousands of troops are returning home each month to enter an already overburdened Veterans Affairs medical system. Following the 2007 exposure of neglectful conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and other VA health facilities, it is clear that now more than ever the Department of Veterans Affairs is in desperate need of a new and more attentive leadership structure.