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April 1, 2009Press Item
Today, the House will begin consideration of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY 2010.
March 30, 2009Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s (Md.) role as the consummate deal-maker who can smooth over the vast differences in the Democratic Caucus has made him the go-to guy in recent weeks as President Barack Obama looks to pass his ambitious budget and health care plans.
March 27, 2009Press Item
Spending on health care represents the fastest growing area of the American economy and our federal budget.
March 27, 2009Press Item
While Republicans expended a great deal of effort to make their budget document look just like President Obama’s, it was missing something rather important: Numbers…or any substance at all.
March 26, 2009Press Item
The Democratic budget resolution, passed out of committee yesterday, reaffirms President Obama’s and the Democratic Congress’ commitment to a long-term plan to restore fiscal responsibility and advance the priorities of the American people.
March 25, 2009Press Item
Today, the House Budget Committee is marking up the budget resolution, continuing the budget process between the White House and the Congress as we set our priorities for the upcoming year.
March 25, 2009Press Item
As the House Budget Committee takes up the Chairman’s Mark today, please click here for a document outlining budget reconciliation, an optional procedure to align spending and revenues with budget provisions.
March 25, 2009Press Item
The budget resolution before the House Budget Committee today is a solid plan to build on Democratic efforts to restore our nation’s economy.
March 24, 2009Press Item
Tonight, President Obama made a strong case for his budget priorities and his Administration’s plan to confront this recession.
March 25, 2009Press Item
Today, the House Budget Committee marked-up the House budget resolution.
March 24, 2009Press Item
Tomorrow, the House Budget Committee will mark up the budget resolution, continuing the budget process between the White House and the Congress as we set our priorities for the upcoming year.
March 11, 2009Press Item
Today, House Democratic Leaders announced new earmark reforms to help ensure that taxpayer money is being spent effectively on worthy projects benefitting local communities.
March 11, 2009Press Item
Congressional initiatives, added to the president's specific priorities, have come to be known as "earmarks."
March 11, 2009Press Item
Earmarks are part of Congress’s power of the purse, which all Americans know as essential to the balance of powers between the branches of government.
March 11, 2009Press Item
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Appropriations Chairman Dave Obey (D-WI) today announced two additional measures to the committee’s earmarking process.
March 5, 2009Press Item
I applaud the Obama Administration for ending the IRS private debt collection program, which a new study shows provided no government savings, and in fact cost the government more.
February 26, 2009Press Item
Today, President Obama released his budget for Fiscal Year 2010, and Congress is ready to debate and examine it in detail.
February 26, 2009Press Item
Today, Democrats responded to the release of President Obama's budget outline for Fiscal Year 2010.
February 25, 2009Press Item
Today, the House completed its work on the fiscal year 2009 appropriations bills.
February 25, 2009Press Item
President Obama’s address last night to a Joint Session of Congress called for a “new era of responsibility,” and assured the country that even when faced with economic and fiscal crises, America has the resilience to emerge stronger than before.
February 24, 2009Press Item
As the House begins debate on the FY09 Consolidated Appropriations Act this week, Republicans are continuing to try to sweep their history under the rug and convince the American people that they are committed to fiscal responsibility.
February 23, 2009Press Item
Today, the House Appropriations Committee introduced legislation to wrap up work on the fiscal year 2009 appropriations bills.
September 26, 2008Press Item
Today the House passed the Renewable Energy and Job Creation Tax Act, which will extend and expand tax incentives for renewable energy.