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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.
September 25, 2008Press Item
I support this bill for two reasons. First, because it provides essential tax relief to American families and businesses. And second—and just as importantly—because it is paid for.
September 26, 2008Press Item
The bill provides essential tax relief to American families and businesses. Its tax credits will help create tens of thousands of American jobs, while investing in the new energy technology we need to break our dependence on foreign oil.
September 24, 2008Press Item
The House passed the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, which funds certain government operations at last year’s levels through March 6, 2009. The bill passed by a vote of 370 to 58.
September 24, 2008Press Item
The continuing resolution before us funds the federal government at its current levels through the month of March.
September 24, 2008Press Item
The House has already passed responsible legislation this year to extend expiring energy incentives and business tax credits. While we applaud the Senate for acting yesterday and taking a step toward being fiscally responsible, their bill still falls short of the pay-as-you-go principle that House Democrats have insisted on.
September 23, 2008Press Item
I am pleased that the Senate has moved forward on passing these important tax provisions.
August 1, 2008Press Item
America has asked for unprecedented sacrifice from its all-volunteer military. Our men and women in uniform have answered with dedication and heroism that will be retold for generations.