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    Wednesday
    Dec082010

    2007

    Dodd with his family at the Old State House in Hartford kicking off his presidential campaign.Dodd becomes Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs in January.

    Senator Dodd launches his campaign for the Democratic nomination for President on January 11.

    Drawing on more than 400 letters written from his father to his mother while he served as the Executive Trial Counsel under Chief Prosecutor and Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson during the Nuremberg Trials, Dodd writes Letters from Nuremberg, which is published on September 11.

    Dodd cosponsors the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act, which reauthorizes the Head Start program. The bill enables more low-income children to enroll in Head Start programs, which serve more than 7,000 children in Connecticut, but allowing programs to service families with incomes up to 130% of the poverty level. The bill is signed into law on December 12.

    Dodd cosponsors a bill extending the authority of the United States Postal Service to issue a semi postal to raise funds for breast cancer research. The bill is signed into law on December 21.

    Senator Dodd begins a months-long filibuster against the Bush Administration’s attempts to provide retroactive immunity to telephone companies who participated in domestic spying through wiretaps on American citizens.

    Dodd authors the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007, which is signed into law on December 31. The bill allows state and local governments, with support of the federal government, to sever investment ties with companies doing business in Sudan.