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Lawmakers say Iraq reconstruction suffers from disorganization

October 10, 2003 Efforts to rebuild Iraq are suffering from a lack of interagency coordination, according to several lawmakers who recently visited the country. During a House Government Reform Committee hearing Wednesday, members of a congressional delegation that went to Iraq in late August told leaders of the Coalition Provisional Authority, the country's ...

Members of Iraq governing body grapple with troop deployments

October 9, 2003 Faced with mounting questions about the morale of U.S. troops in Iraq, members of the country's governing authority this week explained the actions they are taking to manage deployments, but stopped short of saying when troops might be withdrawn from the country. During a House Government Reform Committee hearing on ...

Lawmakers want Iraq contracting process restructured

October 8, 2003 Several lawmakers said Wednesday the contracting process for rebuilding Iraq should be restructured because it is costing an excessive amount of money and is preventing Iraqis from helping to rebuild their own country. During a House Government Reform Committee hearing, several lawmakers said they want the Coalition Provisional Authority now ...

Officials seek to transfer State drug program to Justice Department

October 7, 2003 The chairman of the House International Relations Committee said the State Department's aviation program for eradicating illicit drugs abroad has failed and should be transferred to another federal agency. In an Oct. 1 memo, Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Ill., said the State Department has failed to adequately stop opium production in ...