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March 17, 2010Press Item
I applaud the Senate’s passage of the HIRE Act, a much-needed piece of jobs legislation that now goes to President Obama’s desk for a signature.
March 17, 2010Press Item
With final passage of health insurance reform quickly approaching, Republicans are making another desperate attempt to distract from the substance of the health care debate.
March 17, 2010Press Item
Today, the Congressional Black Caucus held an important public hearing dedicated to chronic unemployment.
March 17, 2010Press Item
Republicans say heath reform will impose economic disaster and create a socialist society that would take away our freedom and end America as we know it. But didn't they say the exact same thing in the 30s and 60s in protest of Social Security and Medicare?
March 16, 2010Press Item
Recent research and surveys of experts support what President Obama and Democrats have repeatedly stated throughout the debate on health insurance reform: America’s health care costs are not sustainable.
March 16, 2010Press Item
With a decisive vote on his health-care overhaul possible within days, President Obama declared repeatedly Monday that "we need courage" from elected leaders to pass the far-reaching package...
March 16, 2010The Nightly Whip
4 Bills Adopted Under Suspension of the Rules, 3 Postponed Suspension Votes
March 15, 2010Press Item
The Obama Administration’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Blueprint is a significant step toward ensuring that all American children can receive a world-class education.
March 15, 2010Press Item
Democratic leaders scrambled Sunday to pull together enough support in the House for a make-or-break decision on health-care reform later this week, expressing optimism that a package will soon be signed into law by President Obama despite a lack of firm votes for passage...
March 15, 2010Press Item
I want to congratulate Chairman Dodd for introducing a strong Wall Street reform proposal today.
March 12, 2010Press Item
A new polling memo from Joel Benenson, the White House's pollster of choice, argues that support for President Barack Obama's health care plan has been building in the wake of his State of the Union speech in late January...
March 12, 2010Press Item
For more than a decade under Republican leadership, the number of earmarks nearly quadrupled – from 4,000 in 1994 to over 15,000 in 2005.
March 12, 2010Press Item
The Department of Labor announced that for the second straight week, “the number of Americans filing first-time claims for jobless benefits fell … to a level that indicates companies are nearing the end of payroll reductions as the economy recovers. First-time jobless applications dropped by 6,000 to 462,000 in the week ended March 6…”
March 12, 2010Press Item
The case continues to build for how Democrats’ health insurance reform legislation will bring down costs and produce long-term savings for families, businesses and the government. Below are good recent analyses on how reform succeeds in meeting the important goal of cost containment.
March 12, 2010Press Item
I am pleased that Leader McConnell and Leader Boehner have made their selections for the bipartisan fiscal commission.
March 11, 2010Press Item
I applaud President Obama’s announcement of increased efforts to promote American exports, with a goal of doubling exports in the next five years.
March 11, 2010The Daily Whip
H.R. 3650 - Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act