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March 12, 2009Press Item
When President Obama took the oath of office in January, he pledged to work with Congress to address the challenges facing our nation and make the tough decisions necessary to ensure that our economy is strong for years to come.
March 13, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 1388 - Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act
March 11, 2009Press Item
Today, House Democratic Leaders announced new earmark reforms to help ensure that taxpayer money is being spent effectively on worthy projects benefitting local communities.
March 11, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 1262 - Water Quality Investment Act of 2009
March 11, 2009Press Item
Congressional initiatives, added to the president's specific priorities, have come to be known as "earmarks."
March 12, 2009Press Item
The need to fix health care is a conversation that is happening not just in Washington, but at the kitchen tables of families across this country.
March 11, 2009Press Item
Earmarks are part of Congress’s power of the purse, which all Americans know as essential to the balance of powers between the branches of government.
March 11, 2009Press Item
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Appropriations Chairman Dave Obey (D-WI) today announced two additional measures to the committee’s earmarking process.
March 10, 2009Press Item
Today, Chairman Miller and Senators Kennedy and Harkin introduced legislation to give hard-working Americans the tools they need to secure fair wages and treatment at their jobs.
March 10, 2009Press Item
Today I rise as a proud sponsor of House Concurrent Resolution 37, legislation which will allow the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby Association to hold the 68th Annual Greater Washington Soap Box Derby on the grounds of the United States Capitol on Saturday, June 20.
March 10, 2009Press Item
Today, the Employee Free Choice Act was introduced in the U.S. House and Senate.
March 9, 2009Press Item
Democrats weigh in after President Obama signed an Executive Order today lifting the eight-year ban on embryonic stem cell research put in place by the Bush Administration.
March 10, 2009Press Item
Fifty days ago, President Obama walked into the White House and inherited one of the worst economic crises this country has ever seen.
March 10, 2009Press Item
Today we had the opportunity to hear from leading economists about their thoughts on our nation’s economy.
March 9, 2009Press Item
Today is truly a day of renewed hope for millions of Americans afflicted with diseases for which embryonic stem cell research could hold the cure.
March 9, 2009Press Item
I am pleased to be here with the Speaker, Members of Congress and veterans participating in Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program.
March 9, 2009The Daily Whip
Suspensions, Dispose of H.Res. __ - Raising a question of privileges of the House
March 6, 2009Press Item
For more than 127 years, the American Red Cross has been responding to natural disasters and assisting families in times of need.
March 6, 2009The Weekly Whip
suspensions, H.R. 1262 - Water Quality Investment Act of 2009
March 6, 2009Press Item
Today’s unemployment report for February contains more bad news for American workers.
March 6, 2009Press Item
Today, the Department of Labor announced the U.S. economy lost 651,000 jobs in February, and the unemployment rate hit 8.1%, its highest point in since 1983.
March 5, 2009Press Item
Congressional Leaders and Members met at the White House today for a summit on health care reform.