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December 2, 2010
I am very pleased the House has passed this bill, which is needed to prevent a tax increase on middle class families. If we fail to resolve this issue, starting on New Year’s Day families across America will see their taxes go up. That won’t just mean less money in Americans’ paychecks—it will reduce spending, which will harm job-creation and our entire economic recovery. This bill prevents a tax increase on our middle class and will help create jobs.
June 25, 2010
It appears Republicans can't take yes for an answer. Next week we anticipate bringing a budget to the Floor that cuts spending below the President's budget.
May 24, 2010
Democrats are committed to strengthening fiscal responsibility, as shown by our enactment of statutory PAYGO and creation of a bipartisan fiscal commission.
April 15, 2010
Today, the conservative group Citizens Against Government Waste reported on the earmark reforms undertaken by Congress since the Democrats won the majority in 2006.
December 10, 2009
The Fiscal Year 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act combines appropriations bills for Transportation and HUD; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Financial Services and General Government; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies; and State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs—a total of $446.8 billion in discretionary budget authority.
June 16, 2009
This week, the House will consider the Fiscal Year 2009 Supplemental Appropriations bill, which includes funding for the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
June 10, 2009
Tomorrow morning, the House will appoint Members to the conference committee on the supplemental.
May 14, 2009
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 7, 2009
The President made clear when he took office that his Administration would be focused on restoring responsibility to all parts of government, including the budget.
May 7, 2009
I commend Chairman Obey for completing work on the President’s supplemental request for 2009 quickly. I will bring the supplemental to the House Floor for a vote next week so that we can send a bill to the President for his signature as soon as possible.
May 4, 2009
The proposal announced today by President Obama is a needed step to reform tax laws that currently give a competitive advantage to businesses that invest overseas rather than in our own nation, and that allow the wealthiest to avoid paying their fair share.
April 15, 2009
The Obama Administration and the Democratic Congress have moved swiftly this year to provide tax relief to millions of families struggling to make ends meet during this recession.
April 9, 2009
Today, the Obama Administration sent a Fiscal Year 2009 supplemental funding request to Congress.
April 1, 2009
Just a reminder that there is a Budget Clearinghouse on the Majority Leader’s website that is regularly updated with information on the House Democratic budget being considered on the Floor this week.
April 1, 2009
Today, the House will begin consideration of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY 2010.
March 27, 2009
Spending on health care represents the fastest growing area of the American economy and our federal budget.
March 27, 2009
While Republicans expended a great deal of effort to make their budget document look just like President Obama’s, it was missing something rather important: Numbers…or any substance at all.
March 26, 2009
The Democratic budget resolution, passed out of committee yesterday, reaffirms President Obama’s and the Democratic Congress’ commitment to a long-term plan to restore fiscal responsibility and advance the priorities of the American people.
March 25, 2009
Today, the House Budget Committee is marking up the budget resolution, continuing the budget process between the White House and the Congress as we set our priorities for the upcoming year.
March 25, 2009
As the House Budget Committee takes up the Chairman’s Mark today, please click here for a document outlining budget reconciliation, an optional procedure to align spending and revenues with budget provisions.
March 25, 2009
The budget resolution before the House Budget Committee today is a solid plan to build on Democratic efforts to restore our nation’s economy.
March 24, 2009
Tonight, President Obama made a strong case for his budget priorities and his Administration’s plan to confront this recession.
March 24, 2009
Tomorrow, the House Budget Committee will mark up the budget resolution, continuing the budget process between the White House and the Congress as we set our priorities for the upcoming year.
March 11, 2009
Today, House Democratic Leaders announced new earmark reforms to help ensure that taxpayer money is being spent effectively on worthy projects benefitting local communities.
March 11, 2009
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.