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March 11, 2009Press Item
Earmarks are part of Congress’s power of the purse, which all Americans know as essential to the balance of powers between the branches of government.
March 11, 2009Press Item
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Appropriations Chairman Dave Obey (D-WI) today announced two additional measures to the committee’s earmarking process.
March 10, 2009Press Item
Today, Chairman Miller and Senators Kennedy and Harkin introduced legislation to give hard-working Americans the tools they need to secure fair wages and treatment at their jobs.
March 10, 2009Press Item
Today I rise as a proud sponsor of House Concurrent Resolution 37, legislation which will allow the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby Association to hold the 68th Annual Greater Washington Soap Box Derby on the grounds of the United States Capitol on Saturday, June 20.
March 10, 2009Press Item
Today, the Employee Free Choice Act was introduced in the U.S. House and Senate.
March 9, 2009Press Item
Democrats weigh in after President Obama signed an Executive Order today lifting the eight-year ban on embryonic stem cell research put in place by the Bush Administration.
March 10, 2009Press Item
Fifty days ago, President Obama walked into the White House and inherited one of the worst economic crises this country has ever seen.
March 10, 2009Press Item
Today we had the opportunity to hear from leading economists about their thoughts on our nation’s economy.
March 9, 2009Press Item
Today is truly a day of renewed hope for millions of Americans afflicted with diseases for which embryonic stem cell research could hold the cure.
March 9, 2009Press Item
I am pleased to be here with the Speaker, Members of Congress and veterans participating in Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program.
March 9, 2009The Daily Whip
Suspensions, Dispose of H.Res. __ - Raising a question of privileges of the House
March 6, 2009Press Item
For more than 127 years, the American Red Cross has been responding to natural disasters and assisting families in times of need.
March 6, 2009The Weekly Whip
suspensions, H.R. 1262 - Water Quality Investment Act of 2009
March 6, 2009Press Item
Today’s unemployment report for February contains more bad news for American workers.
March 6, 2009Press Item
Today, the Department of Labor announced the U.S. economy lost 651,000 jobs in February, and the unemployment rate hit 8.1%, its highest point in since 1983.
March 5, 2009Press Item
Congressional Leaders and Members met at the White House today for a summit on health care reform.
March 5, 2009Press Item
I applaud the House’s passage of the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act.
March 5, 2009Press Item
I applaud the Obama Administration for ending the IRS private debt collection program, which a new study shows provided no government savings, and in fact cost the government more.
March 6, 2009The Daily Whip
H.Res. 218 – Same Day Consideration Rule - Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, H.J.Res. __ - Making further continuing appropriations for the Fiscal Year 2009, and for other purposes
March 5, 2009Press Item
Today, I joined President Obama and national health care leaders for a constructive and broad-ranging discussion on health care reform.
March 5, 2009Press Item
Our nation’s health care system is an enormous burden on American families, businesses and economy.
March 4, 2009Press Item
A House vote on the D.C. House Voting Rights Act will be postponed to allow more time for discussion on outstanding matters.