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July 16, 2008Press Item
This announcement shows that Democrats are right to push for a rapid leasing of the NPR-A, which is known to contain significant reserves of oil and natural gas.
July 14, 2008Press Item
The stability of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is crucial to America's mortgage market.
July 14, 2008Press Item
Today President Bush announced that he is lifting the executive ban on oil drilling off America’s coastlines.
July 11, 2008The Weekly Whip
Suspensions,H.R. 415 - To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act,H.R. 5959 - FY09 Intelligence Authorization Act,H.R. 3999 - The National Highway Bridge Reconstruction and Inspection Act
July 12, 2008Press Item
WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer released the following statement today in reaction to the death of Tony Snow:
July 11, 2008Press Item
The Senate passed the “Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act” by a veto-proof margin of 69 to 30 on July 9. The House overwhelmingly passed the same bill by a vote of 355 to 59 on June 24.
July 11, 2008Press Item
With the price of gas at $4.11 a gallon, President Bush insists on spreading blame, not finding solutions. He tells us that Democrats stand against increasing oil production here at home, but he couldn't be more wrong.
July 9, 2008Press Item
The Senate’s passage of this important legislation today is yet another example of what can happen when enough Republicans put the needs of their constituents before their party and join Democrats in making progress for the American people.
July 9, 2008Press Item
Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail Designation Act and Motion to Go to Conference on H.R. 3121 - Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2007
July 10, 2008Press Item
Three years ago, the Republican Congress passed and President Bush signed into law this administration’s shortsighted energy policy. And today, we see the result – record high gas prices and a struggling economy.
July 10, 2008Press Item
Phil Gramm, John McCain’s top economic advisor and a former Republican Senator, did us all a favor yesterday: He gave us a candid glimpse of Republicans’ economic mindset.
June 20, 2008Press Item
CONGRESSIONAL leaders of both parties should be commended for drafting legislation that brings the country's surveillance laws into the 21st century while protecting civil liberties and preserving important national security prerogatives. The bill is scheduled to be voted on today in the House, and it deserves to pass.
June 16, 2008Press Item
As the price of gas sets a new record seemingly every week, I wish the president had something else to offer Americans, people like the truckers being driven out of business by the cost of diesel or the dozens of high school students forced to bike 10 miles to school and back in Eclectic, Ala.
June 23, 2008Press Item
Each week when Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) deliver a colloquy on the House floor, both seem to relish the gentlemanly discussion of the schedule for upcoming legislative business.
July 8, 2008The Daily Whip
Suspensions, Electronic Message Preservation Act
July 6, 2008Press Item
THE AMERICANS With Disabilities Act (ADA), passed in 1990, was supposed to level the playing field for the disabled. It ended up helping some more than others.
July 1, 2008Press Item
With today’s weakening economy putting pressure on the budgets of American families and tuition prices continuing to soar, the high cost of college remains a top concern for many Americans.
July 2, 2008Press Item
Forty-four years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law, a milestone in the constant struggle for equality for all.
July 3, 2008The Weekly Whip
Electronic Message Preservation Act, Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail Designation Act and Suspensions
June 25, 2008Press Item
The House passed the ADA Amendments Act, which reiterates the intent of the original Americans with Disabilities Act to allow disabled Americans to pursue active, productive lives.
June 25, 2008Press Item
Every House Member agrees that we must prevent the alternative minimum tax (the AMT) from hitting millions of hard-working American families this year.