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September 13, 2011Press Item
I am pleased that Republicans have agreed to work with us to fund our nation’s critical highways, mass transit, and aviation systems and not place nearly one million jobs at needless risk. However, legislation extending the FAA and Highway bills is in no way a substitute for responsible long-term authorizations of both these measures. Democrats have long advocated for improving our infrastructure in order to help America to compete with the world and create jobs here at home. Investing in infrastructure is a key component of our Make It In America plan.
August 31, 2011Press Item
I welcome the President’s speech before a Joint Session of Congress next week to discuss the critical issues of putting more Americans back to work and getting our fiscal house in order. While Republicans have yet to put forth a comprehensive jobs plan, I look forward to hearing President Obama’s ideas and to working with him to implement the Democrats’ Make It In America plan to revitalize our economy and get more Americans back to work.
March 15, 2011Press Item
Today the House will consider a short term continuing resolution to fund the government for the next three weeks. Democrats continue to call on Republicans to cut and compromise on a measure that funds the government for the full year so that we prevent a shutdown and stop funding the government in week-by-week increments, which is inefficient and disruptive to the private and public sector.
March 2, 2011Press Item
I want to thank Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Hutchison for giving me the opportunity to speak on one of our nation’s defining challenges: strengthening and creating jobs for America’s middle class. That same goal is behind the Democrats’ Make It In America agenda. Make It In America is about creating an environment in which American businesses can thrive, innovate, and create jobs here—and it is about ensuring we have a workforce that can fill the well-paying jobs of the future. I believe that when more products are made in America, more families will be able to Make It In America.
February 24, 2011Press Item
When Republicans took the House majority, they pledged to create jobs and immediately start cutting the deficit. But they still haven’t put forward a real agenda to create jobs or to address the deficit in a serious way. A look at the past two months shows Republicans have failed to address Americans’ top priorities:
February 16, 2011Press Item
We need to cut spending but make critical investments that allow our nation to out-innovate and out-build our competitors throughout the world, and Republicans fail that test.
February 9, 2011Press Item
Democrats are committed to restoring fiscal responsibility and cutting spending is one part of the effort to reduce the deficit. While Democrats agree that we must reduce spending, House Republicans have introduced a short-sighted plan that does not distinguish between necessary cuts, and cuts to investments that are critical to our continued economic recovery. While Speaker Boehner has dismissed investment in long-term economic growth as “ineffective stimulus,” Democrats are focused on cutting spending without cutting smart investments in our future that create jobs, expand private sector employment and will continue growing the economy.  
July 22, 2008Press Item
American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008, The National Highway Bridge Reconstruction and Inspection Act and Suspensions
July 18, 2008Press Item
American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008, The National Highway Bridge Reconstruction and Inspection Act, Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 and Suspensions.
June 6, 2008Press Item
Iraq/Afghanistan Supplemental Appropriations bill, Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008, Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2008 and Suspensions
December 14, 2007Press Item
Appropriations, Energy and Suspensions
December 10, 2007Press Item
Appropriations and Suspensions.
November 13, 2007Press Item
Head Start, Defense Authorization, Iraq Redeployment, Transportation-Housing and Urban Developent
October 16, 2007Press Item
FISA; RAILROAD SAFETY
October 12, 2007Press Item
SCHIP, FISA, CONTRACTOR ACCOUNTABILITY; RAILROAD SAFETY
October 5, 2007Press Item
Suspensions; railroad safety; taxes
September 21, 2007Press Item
Democrats continue to make a real difference in the lives of average Americans.
September 14, 2007Press Item
TRIA, Holt, FAA, and Housing
May 25, 2007Press Item
Yesterday, the House passed legislation that will significantly impact the war in Iraq.
March 27, 2007Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in support of the Rail and Public Transportation Security Act, which will improve the security of railroads, public transportation, and over-the-road buses in the United States.
January 23, 2007Press Item
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