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October 9, 2009Press Item
It is a great honor to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and I want to extend my congratulations to President Obama.
October 8, 2009Press Item
The conference report to this vital Defense Authorization bill for Fiscal Year 2010 takes important steps to enhance our military readiness, our national security, and the well-being of our military families and federal employees.
October 9, 2009Press Item
The White House and top Democrats, intensifying their push to build support for their party's health overhaul proposals, are increasingly targeting women, a politically crucial group with strong opinions on health care that polls suggest has yet to be sold on the changes...
October 9, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 2442 - Bay Area Regional Water Recycling Program Expansion Act of 2009, Conference Report on H.R. 2892 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010, Possible Consideration of the Conference Report on H.R. 2996 - Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
October 9, 2009Press Item
The Labor Department announced Thursday that new claims for unemployment insurance dropped last week to a seasonally adjusted 521,000, the lowest level since early January.
October 7, 2009The Daily Whip
Conference Report on H.R. 2647 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010
October 7, 2009Press Item
Today's new deficit estimate for fiscal year 2009 shows the result of two things: fiscally reckless policies by the Bush Administration, and actions taken to rescue our nation's economy from collapse.
October 7, 2009Press Item
Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a new deficit estimate for fiscal year 2009.
October 8, 2009Press Item
Congressional budget analysts gave an important political boost Wednesday to a Senate panel's health-care overhaul, projecting that the $829 billion measure would dramatically shrink the ranks of the uninsured and keep President Obama's pledge that doing so would not add "one dime" to federal budget deficits...
October 8, 2009The Nightly Whip
Conference Report on H.R. 2647 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, Suspensions
October 7, 2009Press Item
Some influential centrist Democrats in the Senate are warming to a compromise that envisions health-insurance plans run by state governments, and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger added his voice Tuesday to a small group of Republicans expressing support for a Democratic-led overhaul plan...
October 7, 2009The Nightly Whip
Suspensions, H.Res. 805 - Raising a question of the privileges of the House offered by Mr. Carter, Conference Report on H.R. 2997 - Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
October 6, 2009Press Item
As Democrats prepare to take up health care legislation on the floor of the Senate and the House, they are facing tough choices about two competing priorities. As Congress presses forward with landmark legislation to revamp the nation's health-care system, lawmakers are grappling with a troubling question: Are Americans dying too soon? The answer is yes...
October 6, 2009The Nightly Whip
Passed: Motion to Go to Conference on HR 2647, 4 Bills Adopted Under Suspension of the Rules, 1 Bill Adopted by Unanimous Consent; Failed: Motion to Instruct Conferees on HR 2647; Postponed: 3 Suspension Votes
October 6, 2009The Daily Whip
Conference Report on H.R. 2997 - Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010, Suspensions
October 7, 2009Press Item
She will be as famous a thousand years from now as she is today.’ Mark Twain, who was her friend, made that prediction for Helen Adams Keller.
October 5, 2009The Daily Whip
Suspensions, to Go to Conference on H.R. 2647 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, Motion to Instruct Conferees
October 6, 2009Press Item
More than 100 days have passed since Republican Leaders in Congress promised to produce a comprehensive health reform alternative of their own.
October 2, 2009Press Item
The Senate Finance Committee wrapped up its debate on amendments to its health care overhaul early Friday, after adopting a bipartisan plan that would ease penalties for lower-income Americans who cannot afford to comply with the bill’s mandates. The Senate Finance Committee voted Thursday to soften the impact of financial penalties that would be imposed on people who did not obtain insurance under sweeping health care legislation...
October 5, 2009Press Item
This month is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. We honor the contributions of the 54 million Americans with disabilities, and we pledge ourselves to removing all of the roadblocks to their full and equal participation in the workplace.
October 2, 2009Press Item
One year ago, Congress took swift and deliberative action to rescue our financial sector from an impending collapse.
October 2, 2009Press Item
Today, the Department of Labor announced unemployment numbers for September.