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January 29, 2010Press Item
Democratic leaders in Congress voiced resolute optimism on Thursday that they would adopt major health care legislation this year, and they said that doing so was a crucial element of President Obama’s broader agenda to create jobs, revive the economy and reduce federal budget deficits...
January 29, 2010Press Item
According to a CNN poll released today, a majority of Americans are in favor of the following investments made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
January 21, 2010Press Item
Today, the Supreme Court ruled on the Citizens United v. Federal Election Committee case, overturning the ban on corporate contributions to election campaigns.
January 28, 2010Press Item
I applaud the Senate for taking action on a key piece of our agenda to restore fiscal balance and bring down our nation’s deficit.
January 28, 2010Press Item
I am pleased to hear that Chrysler has decided that it will not challenge the binding arbitration process for terminated dealers.
January 27, 2010Press Item
As President Obama delivers his State of the Union address to Congress, we can look back at a hard year for America’s economy — but a year in which collapse was averted.
January 26, 2010Press Item
More than half of General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC's dealers that were ordered closed by the company appealed ahead of a midnight deadline set by Congress.
January 26, 2010Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says voters in Massachusetts sent the message that “our country is not working right,” and Congress needs to “turn [its] frustration into something productive.”
January 25, 2010Press Item
The Washington Auto Show, which begins Wednesday, typically isn't the place where new models are unveiled.
January 20, 2010Press Item
Cap-and-trade legislation pending in Congress may be split in two to ensure that parts that encourage the use of more alternative energy sources can pass the Senate now that Democrats control one less seat, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said on Wednesday.
January 27, 2010Press Item
Giving up on overhauling the nation's health care system is not an option, the top House Democrat said Wednesday as lawmakers looked to President Barack Obama for guidance in his State of the Union address on how to revive the stalled legislation.
January 28, 2010Press Item
Declaring "I don't quit," President Barack Obama fought to recharge his embattled presidency with a State of the Union vow to get jobless millions back to work and stand on the side of Americans angry at Wall Street greed and Washington bickering.
January 21, 2010Press Item
D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) signaled Wednesday that lawmakers have made “headway” on a gun amendment that has stalled the D.C. House Voting Rights Act for months, but it’s still unclear whether voting rights advocates would accept a compromised provision in return for the bill’s passage.
January 23, 2010Press Item
In praising an agreement reached this week on statutory pay-go legislation, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) asked Republicans to back the budget enforcement effort in the Senate.
January 16, 2010Press Item
For months, President Barack Obama has owned the health care legislation that's struggling to cross the finish line in Congress.
January 19, 2010Press Item
President Barack Obama is poised to name a special commission to come up with a plan to curb the spiraling budget deficit, top Democrats said Tuesday evening.
January 19, 2010Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday passing the Senate’s version of health care overhaul would be better than passing nothing.
January 21, 2010Press Item
Though reeling from a political body blow, House Democrats rejected the quickest fix to their health care dilemma Thursday and signaled that any agreement on President Barack Obama's signature issue will come slowly, if at all.
January 13, 2010Press Item
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will begin talks this week with leading lawmakers about creating a bipartisan budget commission, an idea that has long languished in Congress but could become central to the Obama administration’s promise to reduce annual deficits.
January 14, 2010Press Item
President Obama spent several hours with congressional leaders Wednesday in a marathon negotiating session aimed at resolving outstanding differences between the House and Senate Democrats over health-care legislation and pushing his top domestic priority through to final passage.
January 14, 2010Press Item
House Democratic leaders are keeping mum on the details of their secret negotiations with the Senate and the White House on health care, but they are promising that there will be at least 72 hours to review the final bill before the House votes.
January 12, 2010Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is probably the best politician in Congress. While Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) deserves high praise for holding her party together on some very difficult issues, it was Hoyer who helped seal the final legislative deals that spelled the margins of victory.
January 12, 2010Press Item
House Democrats have opted to send six of their biggest guns to the healthcare negotiating table to iron out a deal with the Senate, according to a House leadership aide.
December 21, 2009Press Item
President Obama may have improved his chances for passing global warming legislation in the Senate by forging an interim international agreement here that puts both rich and poor countries on a path to curtail greenhouse gas emissions.