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May 20, 2009The Daily Whip
Conference Report on S. 454 -Weapons Acquisition System Reform Through Enhancing Technical Knowledge and Oversight Act of 2009, H.R. 915 - FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009
May 20, 2009Press Item
Today, the House passed the Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights Act by a vote of 361 to 64. The bill now goes to President Obama, who is expected to sign it this week.
May 21, 2009Press Item
The House will probably adjourn for the Memorial Day recess Thursday without having resolved differences with the Senate on the war funding bill, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said in an interview.
May 21, 2009Press Item
Today, President Obama made a strong case for a national security strategy that is consistent with American values.
May 19, 2009Press Item
Over the past five months, Congress has sent important legislation to the President’s desk and passed numerous others through the House.
May 19, 2009Press Item
Today, the House passed the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009, an important piece of legislation that will help responsible families avoid foreclosure, while stabilizing our housing market.
May 19, 2009Press Item
By announcing a new national standard to increase vehicle fuel efficiency and cut emissions, President Obama has moved us a significant step closer to achieving energy independence and curbing the greenhouse gases polluting our air and contributing to global warming.
May 19, 2009The Daily Whip
Senate Amendment to H.R. 627 - Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights Act of 2009, H.R. 2352 - Job Creation Through Entrepreneurship Act of 2009
May 20, 2009Press Item
First, I want to thank Rep. Maloney, who sponsored the House companion of this bill, and who has been a tireless advocate of credit card reform.
May 20, 2009Press Item
I want to thank the Members here today, Representatives Langevin, and Wasserman-Schultz, as well as Representatives Sensenbrenner and Upton, for their commitment to making the house a safer and more accessible place for all citizens.
May 19, 2009Press Item
I want to welcome you to this conference. I want to applaud your commitment to clean air, to lower emissions, and to the nuclear technology that will help get us there.
May 15, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, House Amendment to S. 896 - Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009, H.R. 2352 - Job Creation Through Entrepreneurship Act of 2009, H.R. 915 - FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009, H.R. 2200 - Transportation Security Administration Authorization Act of 2009
May 15, 2009Press Item
This week, we continued to focus on a major priority of the Obama Administration and Congress: health care reform. On Wednesday, I joined President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and Chairmen Rangel, Waxman, and Miller at the White House in ongoing talks to develop legislation that lowers health care costs, provides patient choice of providers and plan, and ensures access to quality, affordable care for all Americans. We have made progress since these discussions began, aided further with a pledge this week by major health care stakeholders to slow the national growth rate of health care expenditures. Congress will continue to work with President Obama to develop health reform legislation with the hope of considering a bill in the House by August.
May 18, 2009Press Item
Today, the House voted for final passage of the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009, a bill that will improve the integrity of our financial system and help us avoid a repeat of the recent economic crisis.
May 13, 2009Press Item
House Democratic leaders vowed Wednesday to pass a comprehensive overhaul of the health care system before the August recess.
May 14, 2009Press Item
Today, the House of Representatives passed the fiscal year 2009 Supplemental Appropriations bill by a vote of 368-60.
May 13, 2009Press Item
The financial health of the Social Security system has eroded more sharply in the past year than at any time since the mid-1990s, according to a government forecast that ratchets up pressure on the Obama administration and Congress to stabilize the retirement system that keeps many older Americans out of poverty.
May 10, 2009Press Item
"WE CAN no longer afford to leave the hard choices for the next budget, the next administration or the next generation," declared President Barack Obama last week as he unveiled his budget.
May 12, 2009Press Item
The cheapest kilowatt of renewable energy is the kilowatt we save. For that reason, building a clean energy economy isn’t simply about constructing low-carbon plants or implementing a cap-and-trade plan. It’s also about developing an energy grid that more efficiently sends power to homes and businesses — and saves us money along the way.
May 14, 2009Press Item
I urge my colleagues to support this supplemental appropriations bill, which makes vital investments in the needs of our troops, responsible policy abroad, and security at home.
May 13, 2009The Daily Whip
Complete Consideration of H.R. 2187 - 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act, H.R. 2346 - Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009
May 13, 2009Press Item
Increasing reliance on renewable energy from wind and solar farms might not necessarily mean the construction of thousands of new transmission towers stretching across the American landscape.
May 13, 2009Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said a climate change bill could be on the House floor this summer after Democrats announced agreements on a few critical issues holding the legislation up.