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May 20, 2010
The American Jobs, Closing Tax Loopholes and Preventing Outsourcing Act will come to the House Floor for a vote next week, and there will be no votes in the House tomorrow.
May 10, 2010
In nominating Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, President Obama has chosen an outstanding legal mind and a proven consensus-builder.
May 5, 2010
It is with a sense of real loss that I learned of Chairman David Obey’s decision to retire from the Congress at the end of his present term.
May 5, 2010
This May, as we observe Jewish American Heritage Month, we mark more than 350 years of Jewish contribution to America’s national life.
May 5, 2010
Every year on May 5th, we mark the anniversary of one of the most inspiring victories in Mexican history: the Battle of Puebla, when the Mexican Army defeated France’s much larger and better-equipped forces attempting to impose colonial domination on Mexico.
May 4, 2010
Each May, we mark Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month to celebrate the remarkable contributions made to America by the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
April 29, 2010
All people deserve the right to determine their own future through democratic means.
April 21, 2010
Majority Leader Hoyer, through both his words and actions, has always made it clear that the bipartisan Ethics Committee should take all appropriate action regarding the allegations against former-Rep. Massa.
April 20, 2010
Today we honor the life of Dorothy I. Height, one of the most influential civil rights leaders in American history.
April 19, 2010
Fifteen years ago today, 168 Americans were killed in an act of domestic terrorism.
April 15, 2010
It is with great sadness that I mark the passing of a civil rights icon, Benjamin L. Hooks.
April 14, 2010
Today, the House passed a resolution honoring the 29 miners who lost their lives in this month’s tragic explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia.
March 22, 2010
In 1780, when our nation was struggling to be born, and John Adams was far from home, he wrote this in a letter to his wife: I must study politics and war, so that my sons have the liberty to study commerce, so that their sons have the right to study literature, and art, and music.
March 20, 2010
Today we mark with sadness the death of Stewart Udall, former Secretary of the Interior, father of Senator Tom Udall and uncle of Senator Mark Udall.
March 10, 2010
Entering its 23rd decade, the U.S. Census is the longest-running national census in the world.
March 3, 2010
Every ten years, as long as we have been a nation under the Constitution, the United States has taken a Census of everyone who lives here.
February 26, 2010
Last night, a single Republican Senator, Jim Bunning of Kentucky, blocked the extension of the benefits that are keeping Americans’ heads above water in the greatest economic crisis since the Depression.
February 9, 2010
As a result of the inclement weather affecting Members’ ability to travel to Washington, DC this week, there will be no votes in the House for the remainder of the week.
February 8, 2010
Due to the weather affecting the ability of Members to travel to Washington, DC, there will no votes in the House tomorrow.
February 1, 2010
This month, America observes Black History Month to honor the contributions of the African-Americans whose work has shaped our nation in every area of endeavor.
January 27, 2010
Tonight, President Obama spoke about the reality of these hard times, as well as the determination and optimism that have helped America overcome hardship in the past--the same qualities that are essential to our recovery today.
January 13, 2010
America’s thoughts are with the people of Haiti as they struggle to recover from yesterday’s devastating earthquake.
January 11, 2010
I join the Congressional community in expressing my sadness for the unexpected loss of Paula Nowakowski, Chief of Staff to Republican Leader John Boehner.
December 2, 2009
The 111th Congress has confronted enormous national challenges and been incredibly productive during its first session.