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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.
March 5, 2009
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.
February 26, 2009
Today, President Obama released his budget for Fiscal Year 2010, and Congress is ready to debate and examine it in detail.
February 25, 2009
Today, the House completed its work on the fiscal year 2009 appropriations bills.
February 25, 2009
President Obama’s address last night to a Joint Session of Congress called for a “new era of responsibility,” and assured the country that even when faced with economic and fiscal crises, America has the resilience to emerge stronger than before.
February 24, 2009
As the House begins debate on the FY09 Consolidated Appropriations Act this week, Republicans are continuing to try to sweep their history under the rug and convince the American people that they are committed to fiscal responsibility.
September 26, 2008
The bill provides essential tax relief to American families and businesses. Its tax credits will help create tens of thousands of American jobs, while investing in the new energy technology we need to break our dependence on foreign oil.
September 24, 2008
The House has already passed responsible legislation this year to extend expiring energy incentives and business tax credits. While we applaud the Senate for acting yesterday and taking a step toward being fiscally responsible, their bill still falls short of the pay-as-you-go principle that House Democrats have insisted on.