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May 12, 2010Press Item
I rise in support of the America COMPETES Act, which creates jobs in the short-term and builds a strong foundation for prosperity in the long-term.
May 12, 2010Press Item
Today, the House considered the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, legislation to create jobs and invest in American innovation.
May 12, 2010Press Item
Republicans launched an effort today dubbed “YouCut,” but they only propose cutting far less than 1% of the total budget. Compare that to the $4.5 trillion deficit that Republicans left President Obama after more than a decade of their failed economic policies and debt-financed spending.
May 11, 2010The Nightly Whip
7 Bills Adopted Under Suspension of the Rules, 1 Postponed Suspension Vote
May 11, 2010The Daily Whip
Begin Consideration of H.R. 5116 - America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, 13 Suspensions
May 12, 2010Press Item
A top Senate Democrat is fashioning a nearly $60 billion measure mixing war funding with U.S. disaster funds and aid for Haiti in hopes of jump-starting the long-delayed measure and clearing it through a nasty legislative thicket by Memorial Day.
May 11, 2010Press Item
Another provision of health insurance reform to give greater health care security to American families is moving forward with guidance released yesterday on the benefit for young adults to stay covered under their parents’ insurance plans until age 26.
May 7, 2010Press Item
The Department of Labor announced that the economy added 290,000 jobs in April.
May 11, 2010Press Item
Republican policies ran the U.S. economy into a ditch. Instead of pushing to help get us out of it, Republicans have stood with the special interests, voting against every major piece of legislation intended to help middle class Americans and create jobs, hoping to capitalize on a bad economy in the November election.
May 10, 2010Press Item
In nominating Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, President Obama has chosen an outstanding legal mind and a proven consensus-builder.
May 11, 2010Press Item
Wanted to draw your attention to a story in USA Today highlighting how Americans paid lower taxes this year than any year since 1950.
May 7, 2010Press Item
Today, the Department of Labor reported that the economy added 290,000 jobs, the fourth straight month of growth and largest gain in four years.
May 7, 2010The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 5116 - America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010
May 6, 2010Press Item
All of those steps are contributing to our recovery and helping to put Americans back to work—but as long as so many Americans remain unemployed, our work in Congress is still not done. That’s why the next step in our effort was to pass the HomeStar Energy Retrofit Act, which is projected to create 168,000 new jobs across America.
May 7, 2010Press Item
The economy added 290,000 jobs in April, which is good news for our recovery from recession and shows that employers and workers are starting to have some confidence in the economy.
May 5, 2010Press Item
Today, the House passed a resolution recognizing the vigilance and prompt response of the citizens and law enforcement agencies who helped prevent the attempted terrorist attack in Times Square on May 1, 2010.
May 4, 2010Press Item
The the Department of Health and Human Services that it is moving early to implement the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program so employers can apply for assistance as soon as June 1st.
May 5, 2010Press Item
It is with a sense of real loss that I learned of Chairman David Obey’s decision to retire from the Congress at the end of his present term.
May 5, 2010Press Item
This May, as we observe Jewish American Heritage Month, we mark more than 350 years of Jewish contribution to America’s national life.