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February 4, 2009Press Item
If you can afford healthcare in America, there is no better place in the world to be sick: You’ll be treated at the best hospitals, by the most skilled doctors, with the latest technology.
February 2, 2009Press Item
Throughout the month of February, Americans come together to celebrate Black History Month.
January 28, 2009Press Item
Today, the House passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to address the problems facing the economy and put Americans back to work.
January 29, 2009Press Item
This is the contradiction of American healthcare: That we have the best hospitals, the most highly-trained doctors, the latest technology—and a system in which millions find it impossible to go in for a regular checkup.
January 30, 2009Press Item
Today’s news that our nation had its sharpest economic contraction in over a quarter-century is further confirmation that swift and bold action is needed to get our economy moving again.
January 30, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, S. 352 – The DTV Delay Act, Senate Amendment to H.R. 2 - The Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, H.R. __ - Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2009
January 27, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 1 – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
January 28, 2009Press Item
As you know, we are dealing with one of the worst economic climates in memory: 2.6 million jobs lost last year; the worst housing market since the Great Depression; financial turmoil that has threatened the savings and retirements of millions.
January 27, 2009Press Item
Thank you for inviting me to testify on an issue that tests, every year, our commitment to the democratic principles we voice here so often and with such certainty.
January 27, 2009Press Item
I am proud that one of the very first bills passed by this House in the 111th Congress was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
January 27, 2009Press Item
Today, the House passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which is now headed to President Obama for his signature.
January 26, 2009Press Item
On Wednesday, the House will consider the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which will create jobs and secure long-term economic growth by investing in the future.
January 26, 2009Press Item
The analysis of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act released today by the Congressional Budget Office shows that the recovery plan will provide an immediate boost to our economy, while also ensuring long-term economic stability and growth to prevent our nation from slipping back into a recession.
January 23, 2009Press Item
Today, President Obama signed an executive order repealing the ‘global gag rule,’ a policy that banned American funds for overseas family planning organizations that perform abortions or conduct abortion counseling.
January 23, 2009The Weekly Whip
H.Res. 31 - Expressing support for designation of January 28, 2009, as
January 22, 2009Press Item
Thirty-six years ago, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the case of Roe v. Wade.
January 22, 2009Press Item
This week, the Appropriations, Ways and Means, and Energy and Commerce Committees held markups on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to include important feedback from Members to improve the package.
January 23, 2009Press Item
Democrats are committed to working in a bipartisan manner, as we’ve shown by accepting amendments during markups on the economic recovery package held by the Appropriations, Ways and Means, and Energy and Commerce Committees this week.
January 23, 2009Press Item
I congratulate Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand on being selected to serve as the next U.S. Senator of the State of New York.
January 22, 2009Press Item
For years, the United States has suffered under detention and interrogation policies that made a mockery of the rule of law, hampered our efforts to convict terrorists, and weakened our leadership in a global ideological struggle.
January 22, 2009Press Item
Today, President Obama signed Executive Orders to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay and end harsh interrogation techniques.