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February 4, 2010Press Item
The House has just voted that our country should pay the bills it has already incurred.
February 4, 2010Press Item
Today, Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke announced details of the Obama Administration’s new National Export Initiative, a plan to promote job creation and America’s economic competitiveness by strengthening the export market for American goods.
February 4, 2010Press Item
Health-care spending in the United States grew last year despite a contracting economy, amounting to 17.3 percent of the gross domestic product, according to estimates released Wednesday...
February 3, 2010Press Item
President Obama hit the road again Tuesday to promote the new job-creation program he described as his No. 1 priority, but he refused to abandon his embattled health care legislation, vowing to “punch it through” resistance in Congress...
February 3, 2010Press Item
Tomorrow, the House will have the opportunity to take one of the most important votes for fiscal responsibility in a long time—and I want to thank my Blue Dog friends for working so long to make it possible.
February 2, 2010The Daily Whip
suspensions, H.R. 4061 - Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2009
February 3, 2010Press Item
Tomorrow, the House will vote to send statutory “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO) legislation to the President, a major step in Democratic efforts to strengthen fiscal responsibility.
February 2, 2010Press Item
This week, the House will consider legislation reestablishing statutory “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO).
February 2, 2010Press Item
Democrats are taking action on multiple fronts to restore fiscal responsibility after inheriting huge deficits and an economic downturn.
February 2, 2010Press Item
President Barack Obama’s federal budget proposal assumes that the embattled health bill will pass – but contains some back-up plans if it doesn’t...
February 2, 2010Press Item
President Obama has announced a proposal to support small business lending by transferring $30 billion from the Troubled Assets Relief Program to community banks that extend credit to local businesses.
February 1, 2010Press Item
This month, America observes Black History Month to honor the contributions of the African-Americans whose work has shaped our nation in every area of endeavor.
February 1, 2010Press Item
President Obama's campaign to overhaul the nation's healthcare system is officially on the back burner as Democrats turn to the task of stimulating job growth...
February 1, 2010Press Item
I look forward to reviewing President Obama’s budget in detail in the days to come, but I am happy to see that it combines job-creating incentives with a serious commitment to reducing our deficit.
February 1, 2010Press Item
Today, President Obama released his budget request for fiscal year 2011.
January 29, 2010Press Item
Today’s announcement that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew from -6.4% in the first quarter to 5.7% in the last quarter of 2009 is another indication that our economy continues to show positive signs of recovery.
January 29, 2010The Weekly Whip
H.R. 4061 - Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2009; Senate Amendments to H.J.Res. 45 – To Establish Statutory PAYGO Requirements and Permit Continued Financing of Government Operations; Suspensions
January 29, 2010Press Item
Today’s economic news is encouraging. America’s economy grew by 5.7% in the last quarter of 2009—the highest rate of growth in six years.
January 29, 2010Press Item
Today, the Commerce Department released an advanced GDP report indicating that America’s economy grew by 5.7% in the last quarter of 2009, the fastest rate of growth in 6 years.
January 29, 2010Press Item
The Commerce Department reported that the economy (GDP) grew 5.7% in the last quarter of 2009, the fastest rate of growth since 2003.
January 29, 2010Press Item
Democratic leaders in Congress voiced resolute optimism on Thursday that they would adopt major health care legislation this year, and they said that doing so was a crucial element of President Obama’s broader agenda to create jobs, revive the economy and reduce federal budget deficits...