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July 31, 2008Press Item
Equal pay for equal work.’ When we put the principle as bluntly as that, I doubt that anyone in America would disagree. It is a basic ideal of fairness: The value of work lies in a job well done, not in the gender of the worker.
August 1, 2008The Daily Whip
H.R. 6599 - The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs FY09 Appropriations bill
August 1, 2008Press Item
Today’s jobs report is nothing short of disheartening, particularly for those American families who are unemployed and trying to find work. But what is really disconcerting is that this Administration – which has pretended for seven and one-half years that its economic policies were working – has no pro-active strategy to address our economic challenges because it will not admit that its polices have failed.
August 1, 2008Press Item
America has asked for unprecedented sacrifice from its all-volunteer military. Our men and women in uniform have answered with dedication and heroism that will be retold for generations.
August 4, 2008Press Item
WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Hoyer Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today:
July 31, 2008Press Item
The House passed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 424 to 1.
July 31, 2008Press Item
This overwhelming bipartisan vote on this critical legislation – the first time in 10 years that Congress has reauthorized the Higher Education Act – is another important step by this New Direction Congress to make a college education more affordable and accessible.
July 30, 2008Press Item
Democrats fully support increasing the domestic supply of oil, even though Republicans pretend otherwise out of political desperation.
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.