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November 4, 2009Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer spoke at a Helsinki Commission event this morning marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
November 4, 2009Press Item
Today, Democrats kept up the fight to protect consumers who are struggling to recover from the deep recession.
November 3, 2009Press Item
I rise to voice my objection to the unbalanced and inaccurate Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, otherwise known as the Goldstone Report.
November 3, 2009Press Item
After months of criticizing Democratic efforts to overhaul the nation's healthcare system, House Republicans have produced a healthcare bill they will offer as an alternative when Democrats bring their health overhaul to the floor...
November 2, 2009The Nightly Whip
11 Bills Adopted Under Suspension of the Rules, 5 Postponed Suspension Votes
November 3, 2009Press Item
More than four months after they said they would offer a comprehensive health care alternative – and only days before reform will be considered on the House Floor - the Republican Leadership has finally decided it will cobble together a few ideas.
November 2, 2009Press Item
As health care reform legislation inexorably makes its way through Congress, President Barack Obama, who has the biggest stake in its success, has seemed distant from the grueling, detailed work of crafting the reform law...
October 30, 2009Press Item
Today's announcement shows the Recovery Act is working as intended to create jobs and bring an end to the severe recession.
October 30, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 3639 - Expedited CARD Reform for Consumers Act of 2009, H.R. 2868 - Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2009, H.R. 3962 - Affordable Health Care for America Act
October 30, 2009Press Item
A sign that the economy is recovering, the Commerce Department announced that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose at a 3.5 percent annual rate in the 3rd quarter, the best quarter for growth in two years.
October 29, 2009Press Item
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will unveil a health-care reform bill on Thursday that includes a government insurance option and a historic expansion of Medicaid, although sticking points in the legislation involving abortion and immigration remain unresolved...
October 29, 2009Press Item
Today, the House passed the Small Business Financing and Investment Act of 2009, a measure to improve lending and access to credit for small businesses.
October 29, 2009The Nightly Whip
Considered and Passed: H.R. 3854 - Small Business Financing and Investment Act of 2009, Conference Report on H.R. 2996 - Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 and Continuing Resolution, 3 Suspensions
October 29, 2009Press Item
Today, the House of Representatives introduced health care reform legislation.
October 29, 2009Press Item
Today, we are one step further on a long, hard road—the road to bringing quality, affordable health care to every American.
October 29, 2009Press Item
Since first introducing their draft proposal for health insurance reform four months ago, House Democrats have been working together in an unprecedented way to bring legislation to the House floor that will fix our broken system and ensure that every American has access to quality, affordable health care – and the stability and security that comes with it.
October 29, 2009Press Item
Today, Democrats are showing our commitment to our nation’s doctors and seniors by introducing legislation that permanently fixes the sustainable growth rate.
October 28, 2009Press Item
Today, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law, including historic hate crimes legislation.