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February 11, 2009Press Item
The compromise economic recovery legislation is a victory for the country and for the American people.
February 11, 2009The Daily Whip
Suspensions, H.Res. 157 - Providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules, Possible Consideration of H.Res. 158 – Same Day Consideration Rule – Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, Possible Consideration of the Conference Report to H.R. 1 - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
February 12, 2009Press Item
Today, we celebrate the 200th birthday of our nation’s 16th President, Abraham Lincoln.
February 12, 2009Press Item
Every four or eight years, we have a transition to a new Administration. But the transition we marked last month was a special one.
February 11, 2009Press Item
Today, we honor a man who has sat in this chamber for nearly a quarter of its existence: John Dingell of Michigan.
February 11, 2009Press Item
Throughout the debate on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, House Republicans have played political games to cover their opposition to critical economic recovery legislation and their lack of a serious alternative.
February 11, 2009Press Item
House Members spoke on the House Floor today in celebration of Congressman John Dingell, who today become the longest-serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
February 10, 2009Press Item
As Secretary Geithner recognizes, our financial crisis was brought on, in large part, by ‘individuals, businesses, and governments [that] borrowed beyond their means.’
February 10, 2009Press Item
House leaders respond to the Obama Administration’s plan to overhaul the bank rescue plan for the financial sector.
February 9, 2009Press Item
We are here today to be honest with the American people. They need to know that this economic crisis will not end overnight. And they need to know one of the prime reasons why: the deep, deep fiscal hole we have inherited after eight years of former President Bush’s recklessness.
February 9, 2009Press Item
Tonight, President Obama made a compelling case for an economic recovery plan with the power to create or save up to 4 million American jobs.
February 10, 2009Press Item
The Clinton administration delivered the nation into the 21st century with a record budget surplus. In eight years, President Bush and Republican Congresses squandered the budget opportunities they inherited and turned them into the worst deficits in American history.
February 4, 2009Press Item
I want to commend Chairman John Spratt for today’s hearing on the status of defense budget plans for 2010 and future years.
February 4, 2009Press Item
Congressional leaders joined President Obama at the White House for the bill-signing of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization.
February 6, 2009Press Item
Today’s news that the economy lost 598,000 jobs last month follows weeks of layoff announcements and record numbers of Americans filing for unemployment benefits.
February 6, 2009Press Item
Today, the Department of Labor announced the U.S. economy lost 598,000 jobs in January, the largest one-month decline since 1974, and the unemployment rate hit 7.6%, its highest point in 16 years.
February 4, 2009Press Item
As Congress continues work on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, it is clear that we cannot have a full economic recovery until the financial crisis is addressed.
February 2, 2009Press Item
February is recognized as Black History Month. Today House leaders released statements commemorating the occasion.