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January 2, 2008Press Item
I am deeply saddened to learn today of Chairman Lantos’ illness. He has been a wise and thoughtful leader in Congress since he was first elected in 1980, and his unwaivering commitment to democracy and basic human rights will be greatly missed.
January 4, 2008Press Item
The anemic job growth in today’s Labor Department report for December is just further evidence that the Bush Administration’s economic program is failing the American people.
December 19, 2007Press Item
Mr. Speaker, I believe that every single member of this body – on both sides of the aisle – agrees that we must protect middle-income Americans from the alternative minimum tax, the parallel tax system enacted in 1969 to ensure that wealthy Americans pay their fair share.
December 18, 2007Press Item
Congress is on course to pass a Fiscal Year 2008 Consolidated Appropriations bill that rejects the President’s misguided budget cuts and takes steps to reinvest in the priorities of our nation’s citizens – including those in rural America.
December 18, 2007Press Item
Congress passed an historic energy bill that puts this nation on the path to energy independence.
December 18, 2007Press Item
December 18, 2007The Daily Whip
Suspensions, AMT, Omnibus, Continuing Res
December 19, 2007Press Item
So far this year, a record 25 million toys have been recalled for hazards ranging from dangerously small magnets, to excessive levels of toxic lead, to other choking dangers.
December 18, 2007Press Item
Mr. Speaker, this landmark, bipartisan legislation – the Energy Independence and Security Act – represents a vital turning point for our nation and an historic accomplishment for this Congress.
December 18, 2007Press Item
Today the House is considering one of the most important human rights measures we have dealt with all year --- a bill related to the world’s worst ongoing humanitarian disaster, the genocide in Darfur, Sudan.
December 17, 2007Press Item
This week the House will take up an omnibus appropriations package that will reinvest in the needs of our nation.
December 17, 2007The Daily Whip
Energy, Veterans and Suspensions.
December 14, 2007Press Item
Appropriations, Energy and Suspensions
December 16, 2007The Daily Whip
12PM:10PM; Suspensions, consideration of Omnibus Appropriations
December 12, 2007The Daily Whip
10 AM - 3 PM; INTEL AUTHORIZATION CONFERENCE REPORT; FY08 CONTINUING RESOLUTION
December 13, 2007Press Item
Mr. Speaker, I first want to thank the Chairman of the Intelligence Committee, my good friend, Congressman Reyes of Texas, for all of his hard work on this legislation – the first Intelligence Authorization conference report that we have considered in three years.
December 12, 2007Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at a press conference this morning with the Blue Dog Coalition to urge Senate Republicans to join House and Senate Democrats in supporting fiscally responsible AMT legislation.
December 12, 2007Press Item
Let me say right at the top: Department of Defense workers are not going to be furloughed. That is not going to happen.
December 12, 2007Press Item
It is unfortunate, and indeed shameful, that President Bush has once again vetoed fiscally responsible, bipartisan legislation that would provide health insurance coverage to 10 million low-income American children.
December 11, 2007The Daily Whip
Defense Authorization, Intel Authorization, TRIA, AMT