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March 12, 2010Press Item
The Department of Labor announced that for the second straight week, “the number of Americans filing first-time claims for jobless benefits fell … to a level that indicates companies are nearing the end of payroll reductions as the economy recovers. First-time jobless applications dropped by 6,000 to 462,000 in the week ended March 6…”
March 12, 2010Press Item
The case continues to build for how Democrats’ health insurance reform legislation will bring down costs and produce long-term savings for families, businesses and the government. Below are good recent analyses on how reform succeeds in meeting the important goal of cost containment.
March 12, 2010Press Item
I am pleased that Leader McConnell and Leader Boehner have made their selections for the bipartisan fiscal commission.
March 11, 2010Press Item
I applaud President Obama’s announcement of increased efforts to promote American exports, with a goal of doubling exports in the next five years.
March 11, 2010The Daily Whip
H.R. 3650 - Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act
March 11, 2010Press Item
President Barack Obama made his case for an overhaul of the U.S. medical system to Missouri voters, emphasizing his efforts to curb waste and fraud in government health programs...
March 10, 2010Press Item
Today, the House Appropriations Committee announced that they are banning earmarks directed to for-profit entities.
March 10, 2010Press Item
Today, House Democrats announced another step in our ongoing work to increase openness and transparency by banning corporate earmarks.
March 10, 2010Press Item
As Democrats continue to work to strengthen the economy and restore fiscal responsibility, Republicans are trying to forget their record.
March 10, 2010The Daily Whip
H.Res. 1031 - Rep. Conyers;Dispose of H.Res. __ - Rep. Flake; Suspensions
March 10, 2010Press Item
Health insurance rates for individual plans offered by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia have increased as much as 20.5 percent within the past six months, with more increases planned for April...
March 4, 2010Press Item
Support from his own party in doubt, President Barack Obama summoned more than a dozen House Democrats to the White House Thursday, pleading with them to put aside their qualms, seize a historic moment and vote for his massive health care overhaul.
March 9, 2010The Nightly Whip
9 Bills Adopted Under Suspension of the Rules, 1 Bill Not Adopted Under Suspension of the Rules, 5 Postponed Suspension Votes
March 9, 2010The Daily Whip
Suspensions, H.Con.Res. 248 - Afghanistan War Powers Resolution
March 10, 2010Press Item
Forty five years ago, civil rights activists attempted a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to demand that their governor honor their right to vote and their God-given equality.
March 10, 2010Press Item
Isn’t it nice when a congressional leader does the right thing?
March 10, 2010Press Item
Entering its 23rd decade, the U.S. Census is the longest-running national census in the world.
March 4, 2010Press Item
President Obama's endorsement Wednesday of a risky legislative maneuver to complete health-care legislation sent Democratic leaders scrambling to settle policy disputes and assemble the votes necessary for passage in the coming weeks.
March 3, 2010Press Item
As Democrats on Capitol Hill prepared a risky effort to muscle sweeping health-care legislation to final passage, President Obama on Tuesday made a last gambit to split Republicans on the issue, proposing to incorporate a handful of GOP ideas into his signature domestic initiative.
March 1, 2010Press Item
Unemployment benefits for hundreds of thousands of jobless people ran out on Monday and highway programs across the United States suspended work after a Republican lawmaker prevented their renewal.