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July 30, 2008Press Item
Today, July 30, marks the 43rd Anniversary of President Johnson’s signing of historic legislation that established Medicare and Medicaid, both of which have proved vital to the health and well-being of millions of Americans over the years.
July 30, 2008Press Item
Today, the House voted for final passage of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, bringing this important consumer-protection legislation a step closer to the President’s desk.
July 30, 2008Press Item
The Higher Education Opportunity Act, Paycheck Fairness Act, and The Military Construction and the Veterans Affairs FY09 Appropriations bill
July 29, 2008Press Item
The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs FY09 Appropriations bill and Suspensions
July 30, 2008Press Item
The housing bill signed today by the President is the most comprehensive action taken yet to stem the surge of foreclosures and minimize losses to homeowners and everyone impacted by the slumping housing market.
July 30, 2008Press Item
Mr. Speaker, this summer, the Democratic Majority in this body has produced bill after bill after bill to address record oil prices that have exploded on this Administration’s watch.
July 28, 2008Press Item
There is no other way to put it: Today’s budget projections by OMB are simply further evidence that the Bush Administration is the most fiscally irresponsible Administration in American history.
July 29, 2008Press Item
The Bush Administration’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced its Mid-Session Review of the Budget, which revealed enormous projected deficits for budget projections for Fiscal Year 2008 (which ends September 30) and Fiscal Year 2009.
July 23, 2008Press Item
The American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act passed the House today with bipartisan support.
July 25, 2008Press Item
Eighteen years ago tomorrow, the first President Bush signed into law one of the most consequential pieces of civil rights legislation in recent memory—the Americans With Disabilities Act.
July 25, 2008The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 6599 - The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs FY09 Appropriations bill, H.R. 1338 - Paycheck Fairness Act
July 24, 2008Press Item
Five years ago, the United States made an unprecedented commitment to the people of the world who suffer from HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis.
July 24, 2008Press Item
Republicans have long sought to dismantle the Medicare program, and Democrats simply will not succumb to their chicanery.
July 23, 2008The Daily Whip
H.Res. 1367 - Providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules, H.R. 6578 – Consumer Energy Supply Act of 2008, H.R. 5501 - Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008, H.Res. 1368 - Relating to the House procedures contained in section 803 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003,H.Res. 1296 – Supporting the designation of a National Child Awareness Month
July 24, 2008Press Item
Every morning when I go in to work, I pass by a plaque honoring Detective John Gibson and Officer Jacob Chestnut on the spot where they were killed, 10 years ago today.
July 24, 2008Press Item
Today 66 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez outlining their continued concerns regarding preparations for the 2010 Decennial Census and urging the Department of Commerce to take measures necessary to ensure a complete and accurate decennial census.
July 23, 2008Press Item
When it comes to economics, none of us is an island. Our prosperity is, and always will be, bound up with the prosperity of our neighbors. And nothing has proved that more than the mortgage crisis that is rocking our economy.
July 18, 2008Press Item
Republicans voted against legislation to increase domestic production of oil and gas.
July 22, 2008Press Item
I strongly welcome the news that the Bosnian Serb leader who helped to orchestrate the ethnic cleansing of Bosnia, Radovan Karadzic, has been arrested in Serbia.
July 22, 2008The Daily Whip
American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008, The National Highway Bridge Reconstruction and Inspection Act and Suspensions