Issue Reports

June 22, 2010
Monday marked the 90-day anniversary of President Obama signing health reform into law.
June 17, 2010
Today the House passed the Small Business Lending Fund Act, following passage on Tuesday of its companion measure, the Small Business Jobs Tax Relief Act.
June 16, 2010
Today, the House will complete action on the Small Business Lending Fund Act, building on efforts to create jobs and grow the economy by encouraging lending from community banks to small businesses.
May 27, 2010
The Murphy amendment does not rush the process. It gives the Department of Defense as much time as needed to implement regulations and make relevant certifications before repeal takes place.
May 27, 2010
Permitting openly gay men and women to serve will not undermine cohesion or readiness, and the experiences of our allies are a good guide.
May 27, 2010
The bicameral proposal the House will vote on today puts the decision-making power back where it belongs – in the hands of military leaders, who are in the best position to craft personnel policies that protect our nation and maintain the primacy of our fighting force.
May 26, 2010
This week, the House will consider a proposal to the National Defense Authorization Act on “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” which would call for its repeal contingent on the Department of Defense completing its review and the President, Secretary of Defense, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs certifying that the repeal would not impact military readiness.
May 13, 2010
Republicans spent a decade failing to defend the middle class, leaving behind a failed economy and a $4.5 trillion deficit.
May 12, 2010
Republicans launched an effort today dubbed “YouCut,” but they only propose cutting far less than 1% of the total budget. Compare that to the $4.5 trillion deficit that Republicans left President Obama after more than a decade of their failed economic policies and debt-financed spending.
May 11, 2010
Republican policies ran the U.S. economy into a ditch. Instead of pushing to help get us out of it, Republicans have stood with the special interests, voting against every major piece of legislation intended to help middle class Americans and create jobs, hoping to capitalize on a bad economy in the November election.
May 4, 2010
Congressional Republicans threaten to take us back to the failed policies that protect special interests over the middle-class – the same economic and fiscal policies that brought us the Bush Recession, the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, and put millions of Americans out of work.
April 27, 2010
During the 12 years that Republicans controlled Congress, they turned record surpluses into the worst deficits in American history.
April 19, 2010
Starting immediately and throughout the coming year, our families, small businesses, seniors, and young Americans will begin to feel the real and positive impact of reform.
March 25, 2010
Tonight on the House Floor, Republicans applauded Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) for calling for the repeal of health care reform. Watch the video here.
March 25, 2010
Republicans have called health reform “unconstitutional,” making no secret of their intention to repeal it and launching constitutional challenges in 13 states.
March 24, 2010
Democrats have remained focused on our top priority of creating jobs and building a strong and lasting economic recovery.
March 23, 2010
Today, President Obama signed health insurance reform into law. Starting from day one and throughout the next year, our families, small businesses, seniors, and young Americans will begin to feel the real and positive impact of reform.
March 21, 2010
The bill does not increase Social Security taxes or make any changes in the Social Security Act.
March 21, 2010
The VA Secretary and the Chairmen of five House committees have guaranteed that the health care legislation does not undermine or change the Department of Veterans Affairs mandate to provide comprehensive health care to veterans.
March 21, 2010
There are no cuts to Medicare benefits. Rather, this bill strengthens Medicare - extending its solvency by nine years and closing the donut hole.
March 21, 2010
The health care bill is full of “sweetheart” deals intended to win votes.
March 21, 2010
The IRS will be working hard to pay out the largest tax cut for health care in history—benefitting 40 million middle class families and 4 million small businesses.
March 21, 2010
The latest misrepresentation about health care reform legislation is that it will take money away from Social Security. This is false, the bill does not increase Social Security taxes.
March 19, 2010
Democrats from across the spectrum continue to announce their support for passing health care reform, legislation that will bring down costs and produce long-term savings for families and businesses.
March 19, 2010
As we head into the final stretch on health reform, what else will the Republicans come up with to deceive the public, derail reform, and protect the insurance companies and the status quo?