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February 25, 2009Press Item
With today’s markup, Congress is one step closer to bringing representation to the people of this city. And I am happy to report that I, with the help of the three distinguished Members here with me, will bring the DC voting rights bill to the floor of the House next week.
February 24, 2009The Daily Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 1105 – Omnibus Appropriations Act, Dispose of H.Res. __ - Raising a question of privileges of the House
February 24, 2009Press Item
Tonight, Democratic Leaders responded to President Obama's address to a Joint Session of Congress.
February 25, 2009Press Item
President Obama’s address last night to a Joint Session of Congress called for a “new era of responsibility,” and assured the country that even when faced with economic and fiscal crises, America has the resilience to emerge stronger than before.
February 24, 2009Press Item
When President Obama took office just over a month ago, he inherited President Bush’s record deficits, debt and an economy in shambles.
February 24, 2009Press Item
Clearance of the 60-vote threshold in the Senate is a major breakthrough that paves the way to passage and moves us closer to righting a 200-year old wrong that is contradictory to our American ideals at best, and at worst, a denial of democracy for 600,000 citizens living in the District of Columbia.
February 24, 2009Press Item
In announcing the promotion of Covey-Brandt, Hoyer said: “Throughout her six years in my office, Alexis has continually demonstrated her competence and capabilities across a range of responsibilities. Alexis is a tireless worker, and has earned this well-deserved promotion. She knows our Caucus very well, and will be a terrific asset for this office and Members as Floor Director.”
February 24, 2009Press Item
Tonight, President Obama inspired our nation to confront our economic crisis and turn adversity into opportunity.
February 24, 2009Press Item
As the House begins debate on the FY09 Consolidated Appropriations Act this week, Republicans are continuing to try to sweep their history under the rug and convince the American people that they are committed to fiscal responsibility.
February 20, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, Consolidated Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2009
February 23, 2009Press Item
Today, the House Appropriations Committee introduced legislation to wrap up work on the fiscal year 2009 appropriations bills.
February 22, 2009Press Item
Two and a quarter centuries ago, before the Capitol had even been imagined, the Founders were asking a question we still hear in the District to this day. How could they cut out a city from its home state and put it under the direct rule of Congress without violating the principles they had just fought a war to secure?
February 23, 2009Press Item
Today’s fiscal summit at the White House was a positive step as we begin to address our nation’s long-term fiscal challenges, and I commend President Obama for convening this meeting so quickly at the beginning of his Presidency.
February 20, 2009Press Item
I am too sensible of my defects not to think it probable that I may have committed many errors.’ George Washington left his country’s service with those words, in his farewell address.
February 17, 2009Press Item
The restructuring plans offered by GM and Chrysler today are the next step for the American auto industry as it returns to strength and makes necessary changes to compete in the 21st century economy.
February 17, 2009Press Item
House leaders issue statements following GM and Chrysler submitting their restructuring plans to the Treasury Department.
February 18, 2009Press Item
The impact of the housing crisis has been widespread and deep, devastating homeowners and communities throughout the nation, and launching the worst economic decline since the Great Depression.
February 18, 2009Press Item
Today, President Obama unveiled a new Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan to address the home mortgage crisis and prevent seven to nine million Americans from losing their homes.
February 20, 2009Press Item
I want to commend President Obama for convening a fiscal summit next week, demonstrating his commitment to restoring fiscal responsibility.
February 17, 2009Press Item
President Obama’s announcement that he will send troop reinforcements to Afghanistan is the first step toward refocusing on the security and stabilization of that nation.
February 12, 2009Press Item
Bill text and summary American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Conference Report.