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January 10, 2014Press Item
“In the first week of the new session, it is very disappointing that House Republicans have continued to waste time on legislation to undermine the Affordable Care Act.
January 10, 2014Press Item
“Today’s report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the private sector continues to create jobs, even while Congress makes little progress toward investing in economic growth and competitiveness.
January 9, 2014Press Item
“I thank the Gentleman for yielding. I appreciate this opportunity to comment not only upon this rule, which provides of course for mostly closed rules, no amendments, no ability to change or modify, particularly two bills that had no hearings, went to no committees and were reported out – doing stuff that we did for 2013 almost without exception.
January 8, 2014Press Item
“Senator [Harry] Reid has said they want to do a 90-day extension while we talk about what can be done on a longer term [basis]. 
January 8, 2014Press Item
“I thank the Gentlewoman from California, Barbara Lee for leading this special order and for chairing the House Democratic Whip’s Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity.
January 8, 2014Press Item
“For seventeen years, Mike McIntyre has served the people of North Carolina’s Seventh District with distinction, giving them the full measure of his energy and intellect.
January 8, 2014Press Item
“When Carolyn McCarthy came to Congress in 1997, she arrived with a fierce determination to make our communities safer from gun violence and expand opportunities in education, health care, and job creation.
January 7, 2014Press Item
The first priority for the 2nd session of Congress should be an extension of federal emergency unemployment insurance for people still searching for work. 
January 7, 2014Press Item
“For the 1.4 million Americans who have lost emergency unemployment insurance and the thousands more who stand to lose them each week Congress fails to act, today’s Senate vote is a reminder that Democrats are still working hard on their behalf and will not give up until their benefits are restored.  
January 6, 2014Press Item
I join in congratulating Janet Yellen on her confirmation as the next Chair of the Federal Reserve.