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January 6, 2009Press Item
Two years ago, Democrats were elected to the majority with a pledge that, under our leadership, the House would dedicate itself to integrity and accountability. We kept that promise.
December 29, 2008Press Item
House leaders released statements addressing the developing situation in Gaza.
December 30, 2008Press Item
Vice President-elect Biden could not have picked a better and more qualified Director of Legislative Affairs than Sudafi Henry.
January 2, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, H.Res. ___ - House Rules Package for the 111th Congress, H.R. ___ - Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, H.R. ___ - Paycheck Fairness Act
January 5, 2009Press Item
House Democratic Leaders today unveiled the proposed Democratic Rules package for the 111th Congress, common-sense reforms to the House Rules will enable Congress to work more effectively.
January 5, 2009Press Item
House Democratic Leaders today unveiled the proposed Democratic Rules package for the 111th Congress, common-sense reforms to the House Rules will enable Congress to work more effectively.
January 5, 2009The Daily Whip
H.Res. 5 – House Rules Package for the 111th Congress
December 29, 2008Press Item
Israel is acting in clear self-defense in response to heinous rocket attacks from Hamas-controlled Gaza.
December 18, 2008Press Item
Today’s news that 554,000 Americans filed unemployment claims is another sign that our economy, along with American families everywhere, continues to struggle.
December 18, 2008Press Item
House Democratic leaders urge immediate action on an economic recovery, job creation package following the Department of Labor's report that 554,000 Americans filed new applications for unemployment benefits.
December 19, 2008Press Item
In deciding today to lend rescue funds to the automakers, President Bush took a necessary step to prevent further economic decline.
December 19, 2008Press Item
President Bush announced plans to provide government assistance to prevent the collapse of the American auto industry.
December 19, 2008Press Item
With the enactment of the Energy Independence and Security Act one year ago, we took an important step in changing our energy policy.
December 12, 2008Press Item
I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Robin Toner.
December 11, 2008Press Item
Democrats respond to today’s report from the Department of Labor on rising jobless claims, indicating that an economic recovery package and aid to auto industry is needed to get the economy back on track.
December 11, 2008Press Item
By nominating Tom Daschle to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services and Director of the White House Office of Health Reform, President-elect Obama has made it clear that he intends to follow through on his pledge to reform this nation’s health care system.
December 12, 2008Press Item
Every member of Congress should be focused on the overall economy right now, not on satisfying long-standing grudges against political enemies.
December 12, 2008Press Item
Democrats respond to Senate Republicans' blocking of legislation to provide government loans to the auto industry so that it can restructure.
December 10, 2008Press Item
I commend the Congressional Oversight Panel for Economic Stabilization for its initial assessment of the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
December 10, 2008Press Item
This bill is designed to give the automakers the time and space they need to become a competitive, job-creating industry once again.
December 11, 2008Press Item
Last week, the number of Americans filing unemployment claims reached a 26-year high.
December 9, 2008The Daily Whip
Possible Consideration of H.Res. 1533 – Same Day Consideration Rule, Possible Consideration of Auto Rescue Legislation
December 10, 2008Press Item
This week, Congress is expected to consider HR 7321, the Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act.
December 10, 2008Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and 10 Members of Congress sent a bipartisan White Paper on Darfur to President-elect Obama today. This group traveled to Sudan in April 2007.