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April 29, 2009Press Item
Last winter, President Obama took office facing challenges unparalleled in recent memory — particularly an economy in steep decline.
May 6, 2009Press Item
With today’s passage of the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act, the House continues to take action on measures aimed at protecting consumers and preventing another economic crisis from occurring.
May 7, 2009Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) stepped out of his role as the heavy lifter in the background on Wednesday, calling on Congress to tackle long-dreaded entitlement reform, criticizing Congress for “a long history of inaction on long-term fiscal issues” and breaking with key Democrats by endorsing a commission to do so should Congress fail to act.
May 6, 2009Press Item
Key lawmakers from both parties have held tentative talks about overhauling the Social Security system, and Congress could turn its attention to the federal retirement program as soon as this fall if a bipartisan consensus emerges, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer said yesterday.
May 5, 2009Press Item
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) is the most partisan Democrat in the House, while her deputy, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), is one of the most bipartisan lawmakers in the lower chamber, according to a survey conducted by The Hill.
May 2, 2009Press Item
In "National Health Care With 51 Votes" (op-ed, April 27), Republican Sen. John Sununu argues that a minority of 40 senators ought to stand in the way of the 45 million Americans without health insurance, and millions more struggling with skyrocketing health-care costs.
May 6, 2009The Daily Whip
Complete Consideration of H.R. 1728 - Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act
May 5, 2009Press Item
Stabilizing the housing market is critical to restoring our economy. This week, the House will consider two new bills that address the most egregious practices at the heart of the subprime lending meltdown – predatory lending and mortgage fraud.
May 5, 2009Press Item
This May, we recognize Jewish American Heritage Month, a celebration of the long, rich history of Jewish Americans and the numerous ways they have shaped and strengthened American society.
May 5, 2009The Daily Whip
Suspensions, Begin Consideration of H.R. 1728 - Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act
May 5, 2009Press Item
I offer my congratulations to Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher on her nomination as Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security.
May 6, 2009Press Item
If I were to guess the single most lasting lesson of our economic crisis, and if I were to spell it out in just five words, I would say: this is what debt does.
May 4, 2009Press Item
A hope so simple and so humble that nearly every people took it for granted: ‘That we may be a nation like all other nations.’ So many thousands of years ago, the Old Testament tells us, the Jewish people asked simply for that, at the foundation of their first state.
April 30, 2008Press Item
Today, the House of Representatives passed the Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights Act by a vote of 357 to 70.
May 4, 2009Press Item
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.
May 4, 2009Press Item
Today, President Obama and Treasury Secretary Geithner announced components of the Administration’s plan to reform our nation’s international tax laws.
May 1, 2009Press Item
Working with President Obama, the 111th Congress has made health care a top priority, already taking major action to expand coverage for uninsured children, invest in critical health care initiatives, and lay the groundwork for comprehensive health care reform.
May 1, 2009Press Item
This week was an extremely productive one in the House of Representatives. Most importantly, both the House and the Senate passed the final version of the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Resolution, a document that lays out our most important national priorities for the years to come...
May 1, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 1728 - Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act
April 29, 2009Press Item
Tonight, the President laid out the challenges facing our nation when he took office, and what has been done to start addressing them.
April 30, 2009Press Item
Families are at a significant disadvantage when dealing with credit card companies, and are too often the victims of unfair and deceptive practices. The Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights puts an end to those practices.
May 1, 2009Press Item
This week, the House and Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Resolution, setting key national priorities and approving an economic blueprint for job creation and recovery from recession.