Press Release Archives
December  2001
Lieberman, McCain Call for Commission to Investigate Terrorist Attacks-Senators Introduce Legislation to Create Bipartisan Board of Inquiry- December 20, 2001
Chairman Lieberman Press Conference Statement: The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States December 20, 2001
Lieberman Inquires Into Safety Of Rail Systems Suggests Technology Is “The Great Hope”   December 13, 2001
21 Programs Make $19.7 Billion In Improper Payments: Governmental Affairs Ranking Member Thompson Derides Provision in Farm Bill that Lessens Accountability for Waste December 13, 2001
Thompson, Lieberman Introduce Bill to Streamline Presidential Appointment Process: Legislation Intends to Break the Logjam of Nominees

December 12, 2001

Lieberman Calls for Greater Planning, Coordination, Communication Between Federal, State and Local Governments

December 11, 2001

Port Vulnerability To Terrorist Attack is “Terrifying,” Lieberman Says: He Calls For Better Use Of Technology, Agency Reorganization

December 6, 2001

Thompson/Warner Introduce Bill to Allow Homeland Security Agencies to Purchase Tools They Need to Fight Terrorism

December 6, 2001

Thompson, Akaka and Durbin Introduce Legislation to Strengthen America’s National Security Workforce

December 5, 2001

Thompson Says Federal Management Reform Vital For Successful Battle Against Terrorism

December 3, 2001

November  2001
Lieberman Salutes Aviation Security Agreement Contributes Amendment Funding Faster, More Effective Baggage Screening Technology

November 16, 2001

House/Senate Conferees Adopt Thompson Amendment Requiring Strict Performance Standards for Aviation Security

November 16, 2001

Lieberman: Aviation Security Not Where It Should Be Resolution Of Airport Security Legislation Is Critical

November 14, 2001

Stimulus Package Includes Lieberman IT Fund $1 Billion Would Fund Technologies That Improve Homeland Security

November 14, 2001

GAC Committee Approves DC Family Court Reform Other Bills Are Adopted And Sent To The Senate Floor

November 14, 2001

Lieberman Urges Conferees to Preserve Technology Upgrades in Airport Security Bill

November 13, 2001

Thompson Introduces Administration's Freedom to Manage Package to Reform Government

November 1, 2001

October 2001

Thompson Applauds Administration for Bringing Performance Management to Airport Security Operations

October 31, 2001

Lieberman Hears Of Public Health Response To Anthrax Contamination Through The Mail

October 31, 2001

Lieberman Queries Postmaster General, Postal Workers on Anthrax Response

October 30, 2001

Lieberman’s Airport Security Proposals Adopted

October 11, 2001

Lieberman, Specter Offer Homeland Defense Legislation Proposals Will Be Reviewed At Friday Hearing

October 11, 2001

Senators Introduce Frequent Flyer Legislation

October 4, 2001

Thompson Amendment Requires Performance Standards For Baggage Screeners

October 4, 2001

Thompson Wants to Know Who’s Ensuring Cybersecurity

October 3, 2001

Thompson: Federal Agencies Need Sound Financial Management Systems Now More Than Ever

October 1, 2001

September 2001

"Responding to Homeland Threats: Is Our Government Organized for the Challenge?" Opening Statement of Chairman Joe Lieberman

September 21, 2001

Lieberman Supports Creation of National Homeland Security Agency; Committee Hears Testimony on Anti-Terrorism Agency

September 21, 2001

August 2001

Senate Panel Approves Key Climate Change Legislation Chairman Lieberman Praises Action as "Substantial Step"

August 1, 2001
July 2001

Lieberman Calls Ecstasy Use a National Crisis

July 30, 2001

Lieberman Supports Bill To Elevate EPA To Cabinet Rank Cites Growing Environmental Priorities, American Values

July 24, 2001
Senators Thompson and Levin Urge Confirmation of Dr. John Graham as OIRA Administrator
July 19, 2001
Lieberman Calls on Bush to Establish White House Climate Change Effort
‘Watershed' Hearing Targets Global Warming
July 18, 2001

Lieberman Calls for Next Generation Government Administration, Committee to Begin Dialogue on E-Government

July 11, 2001
June 2001
Lieberman Calls for Emergency Food and Shelter Funding
June 29, 2001
Statement by Chairman Joe Lieberman on the Role of FERC Associated
with the Restructuring of Energy Industries
June 28, 2001
Lieberman, Thompson Seek Inspectors General Assistance in Reducing  Improper Payments
June 26, 2001
Lawmakers Concerned about Compliance with Key E-Government Law
June 21, 2001
Lawmakers Concerned about Compliance with Key E-Government Law
June 21, 2001
Statement by Senator Joe Lieberman on The Regulatory Authority of FERC
June 20, 2001
June 20, 2001
Thompson Statement On the Role of the FERC in the Restructuring of Energy
June 20, 2001
Thompson Assesses Performance of Federal Agencies
June 19, 2001
June 18, 2001
Thompson / Inslee: Report Summarizes Agencies' Lack of Compliance with Privacy Policies
June 15, 2001
Thompson: Report finds agencies failed to report vacancies and acting officials to Congress
June 14, 2001
Lieberman Requests Immediate, Decisive FERC Action To Reduce Energy Prices
June 13, 2001

Statement by Senator Joe Lieberman on Deregulation of the Energy Industry

June 13, 2001

The High Price of Energy is First Order of Business for GAC Lieberman: "Committee's Interest is the Public Interest"

June 7, 2001

Lieberman Outlines Committee Goals Seeking "Effective, Efficient, Ethical" Government Energy Hearings Expected

June 6, 2001
Thompson/Inslee: DOD Report Reveals Numerous Privacy Violations
June 5, 2001
Thompson Releases Report on Urgent Federal Government Management Problems Facing the Bush Administration
June 5, 2001
May 2001
Lieberman Declines to Support OIRA Nominee
May 22, 2001
Lieberman on GAO Cell Phone Safety Report
May 22, 2001
Senator Thompson Applauds Improvement In Annual Agency Reports
May 16, 2001
Senator Thompson to Participate in Mercatus Center Event Assessing Agency Performance Reports
May 16, 2001
Lieberman Examines Solutions to Widespread Disenfranchisement
May 9, 2001
Senators Thompson and Kohl Introduce "Citizens' Privacy Commission Act"
May 9, 2001
Thompson To Question Postal Officials on Rate Hike Request
May 8, 2001
Thompson: Taxpayers Expect Results from Investments Made In IRS
May 8, 2001
Thompson/Liebermen Announce Witnesses For Thursday Hearing on Election Practices and Procedures
May 2, 2001
Lieberman, Burns Unveil "Next Generation Government" E-Government Bill Would Improve Access of Citizens to Government
Services and Information
May 1, 2001
April 2001
Thompson to Give Keynote Address at Conference on Human Capital
April 30, 2001
Thompson: Preliminary Reports Reveal Continued Agency Violations of Administration Privacy Policies
April 16, 2001
Lieberman/Carnahan call for investigation into federal energy regulation
April 16, 2001
Thompson Announces Hearing on The State of the Presidential Appointment Process
April 3, 2001

Thompson and Voinovich Urge Administration To Attack High-Risk Problems

April 2, 2001
March 2001

Lieberman: Federal Contractors No Longer Obligated To Obey Environmental, Civil Rights, Other Laws

March 30, 2001

Thompson/Lieberman Amendment To Strengthen Enforcement Of Election Law Added To McCain-Feingold Bill

March 30, 2001
Lieberman Launches Investigation of Regulatory Rollbacks
March 22, 2001
Lieberman Cities Concerns About Bush Budget
March 22, 2001
GAO: Government Agencies Slowly Adapting To Electronic Mandate Of New E-FOIA Law
March 21, 2001
Lieberman Decries Campaign Against Public Health and Safety
March 21, 2001
Thompson: IRS Was Unable to Adequately Protect Electronically Filed Taxpayer Data
March 15, 2001
Thompson Announces Hearing On High Performance Computer Export Controls
March 14, 2001
Lieberman Commends Use of Information Technology In Regulatory
March 12, 2001
Thompson: Management Problems Will Severely Test Administration's Ability To Enact Agenda
March 9, 2001
Agencies Comply with Chief Financial Officers Act More Clean Opinions, but Systems Still Unreliable
March 2, 2001
Thompson Earns "Restoring the Balance" Award from National Conference of State Legislatures
March 2, 2001
February 2001
Senators Lieberman, Kennedy and Durbin Say Regulatory Suspension of Contractor Responsibility Rule May Be Unlawful
February 20, 2001
Lieberman to Monitor Health, Safety, Environmental Protections as Bush Administration Reviews Regulatory Process
February 5, 2001
January 2001
Five Programs Stripped From GAO "High Risk" List
January 17, 2001