October 5, 2009Press Item
This month is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. We honor the contributions of the 54 million Americans with disabilities, and we pledge ourselves to removing all of the roadblocks to their full and equal participation in the workplace.
October 2, 2009Press Item
One year ago, Congress took swift and deliberative action to rescue our financial sector from an impending collapse.
October 2, 2009Press Item
Today, the Department of Labor announced unemployment numbers for September.
October 2, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, Conference Report on H.R. 2997 - Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010, H.R. 2442 - Bay Area Regional Water Recycling Program Expansion Act of 2009
October 2, 2009Press Item
Today’s report on September job losses is disappointing news. Though economists largely agree that the recession that began in December 2007 has ended, that brings little comfort to Americans who are still out of work.
October 2, 2009Press Item
Today's report on unemployment from the Department of Labor is disappointing and while the numbers are better than they were a year ago, they are still far too high.
September 23, 2009Press Item
Democrats’ failure to attract Republican support on health reform has launched new bipartisan talks in both chambers as groups seek to influence the legislation ahead of crucial floor debates.
September 21, 2009Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced Monday that he is cutting four days from the chamber’s work schedule.
September 16, 2009Press Item
Representative Joe Wilson was formally rebuked by the House on Tuesday for his outburst during President Obama’s health care address. The vote came after a Congressional clash over civility that showcased the deep partisan divisions in the House.
October 1, 2009The Nightly Whip
Conference Report on H.R. 3183 and Motion to Go to Conference on H.R. 2892 ...
October 1, 2009Press Item
The Senate poses the main hurdle to President Obama’s effort to overhaul the health care system. But passing so far-reaching a bill in the House is not going to be easy either. Democrats on a key Senate panel backed off a plan to impose billions of dollars in new taxes on senior citizens with catastrophic medical expenses Wednesday...
September 25, 2009Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) over the past week has slammed ACORN, renewed his offer to negotiate with one of the GOP's chief Democratic antagonists and said that he could live without a public option in healthcare reform.
September 30, 2009Press Item
Building a new, clean energy economy that creates jobs, saves consumers, increases American competitiveness, and moves us closer toward energy independence is a key priority for this Congress.
September 30, 2009Press Item
Today, Senators Boxer and Kerry unveiled clean energy jobs legislation in the Senate.
September 30, 2009The Nightly Whip
14 Passed Suspensions; 1 Failed Suspension; 5 Postponed Suspensions
September 30, 2009The Daily Whip
Motion to Go to Conference on H.R. 2892 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010, Conference Report on H.R. 3183 - Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
October 1, 2009Press Item
Why do so many schools have auditoriums? Why do they have athletic fields? We take features like those for granted today, but there was a time when a school building with anything more than classrooms and chalkboards was considered wildly unorthodox.
September 28, 2009Press Item
The cost of medical benefits is projected to jump again next year with premiums and out-of-pocket expenses rising 10 percent, and that likely will mean more pain for workers, who have seen their share of the tab triple since 2001. Federally funded health centers, originally created to serve the poor, are seeing a surge of patients as more Americans struggle financially...
September 29, 2009Press Item
Amid the mercurial American public, support for healthcare reform may have slid over the summer (blame it on the doldrums perhaps, if not individual performances), but now it's fall -- and the support seems to be ticking back up. So far, a proposal to allow a new Medicare Commission to curb spending growth in the program has survived in the Senate Finance Committee’s health overhaul bill...