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February 17, 2010Press Item
Today, Democrats marked the success of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on its one-year anniversary.
February 16, 2010Press Item
When President Obama and the Members of the 111th Congress took their oaths of office last year, America faced its greatest economic crisis in a generation.
February 12, 2010Press Item
Anthem Blue Cross, the California health insurance company that was criticized by the Obama administration for raising its premiums, said Thursday that the increases of up to 39 percent were driven by rising health care costs...
February 12, 2010Press Item
I am pleased that President Obama has signed PAYGO legislation into law, restoring a key fiscal responsibility measure that is a proven tool for turning deficits into surpluses.
February 16, 2010Press Item
I commend both President Obama’s commitment to the development of nuclear energy as a clean and safe energy alternative and today’s announcement of a federally-backed project to build the nation’s first nuclear facility in almost 30 years.
February 16, 2010Press Item
One year ago, Republicans voted in lockstep against passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which has played a critical role in preventing more job losses and bringing the economy back from the brink of collapse.
February 9, 2010Press Item
Leading House Republicans raised the prospect Monday night that they may decline to participate in President Obama's proposed health-care summit if the White House chooses not to scrap the existing reform bills and start over...
February 9, 2010Press Item
Democrats are continuing to work to create jobs and get Americans back to work.
February 11, 2010Press Item
The economic report released today shows how the Obama Administration remains focused on responding to the short-term economic crisis while also laying a foundation for sustainable, long-term growth.
February 11, 2010Press Item
Even as the health care debate turns to blood sport in Washington, some analysts say the debate is ignoring one of the leading causes of rising costs: the way health care providers are paid...
February 11, 2010Press Item
Today, the Council of Economic Advisors released the annual “Economic Report of the President.”
February 8, 2010Press Item
President Obama said Sunday that he would convene a half-day bipartisan health care session at the White House to be televised live this month, a high-profile gambit that will allow Americans to watch as Democrats and Republicans try to break their political impasse...
February 8, 2010Press Item
Due to the weather affecting the ability of Members to travel to Washington, DC, there will no votes in the House tomorrow.
February 5, 2010Press Item
Today, the Department of Labor announced unemployment numbers for the month of January.
February 9, 2010Press Item
As a result of the inclement weather affecting Members’ ability to travel to Washington, DC this week, there will be no votes in the House for the remainder of the week.
February 9, 2010Press Item
Last week, President Obama announced plans for a new program to encourage small business lending, another important step in efforts to help businesses create jobs.
February 9, 2010Press Item
As a result of the inclement weather affecting Members’ ability to travel to Washington, DC this week, there will be no votes in the House for the remainder of the week.
February 5, 2010Press Item
I’m disappointed in Minority Leader Boehner’s response to a sincere attempt to establish a bipartisan mechanism to address the fiscal challenges facing our nation.
February 5, 2010Press Item
Today’s jobs report provides mixed news for our economic recovery.
February 5, 2010Press Item
Today, the Department of Labor released the unemployment report for January showing the unemployment rate improved slightly.