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August 18, 2009Press Item
"Novak was a Washington institution, the author of a syndicated column that ran for four and a half decades, a familiar presence on television, and one of the nation’s most prominent conservative voices...
August 17, 2009Press Item
As students prepare to return to school, a Recovery Act project that began this summer will fund 135,000 education jobs including teachers, principals and support staff – The Recovery Act funds will help to keep outstanding teachers in America’s schools and help with necessary reforms to ensure that every child in America can receive a complete and competitive education.
August 17, 2009Press Item
Six months ago, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act—a sweeping effort to check the economic crisis he inherited and put Americans back to work.
August 17, 2009Press Item
When President Obama took office, we were facing the greatest economic crisis in a generation and the economy was on the verge of a second depression or great recession.
August 14, 2009Press Item
More than $20 billion has been made available to fund over 6,000 shovel-ready transportation construction projects – over 3,000 of which are already underway.
August 17, 2009Press Item
As students prepare to return to school, a Recovery Act project that began this summer will fund 135,000 education jobs including teachers, principals and support staff.
August 13, 2009Press Item
Of the $499 billion in Recovery Act spending, over $197 billion has already been committed to programs and projects to get Americans back to work and strengthen our economy. Of the $288 billion in Recovery Act tax relief, over $53 billion has already been applied.
August 13, 2009Press Item
Of the $499 billion in Recovery Act spending, over $197 billion has already been committed to programs and projects to get Americans back to work and strengthen our economy.
August 12, 2009Press Item
So far, nearly 32 percent of the funds have been put to work in about 26 percent of the days of the Recovery Act.
August 12, 2009Press Item
So far, nearly 32 percent of the funds have been put to work in about 26 percent of the days of the Recovery Act.
August 10, 2009Press Item
In about 160 days, more than 30,000 Recovery Act projects - ranging from community health center expansions to military facility upgrades to transportation construction jobs - have already been approved.
August 11, 2009Press Item
The world mourns a great loss today with the passing of Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
August 11, 2009Press Item
Recovery Act projects are coming in at 10, 20, and in some cases as much as 30 percent under-budget, which means there is more money available to fund projects that put more people back to work.
August 7, 2009Press Item
President Barack Obama on Thursday told a group of six Senate Finance Committee members to continue working toward a bipartisan health care bill, but stressed the urgency of getting a bill done this year. Top Obama aides promised Senate Democrats that the White House would defend them on health care if opponents attack...
August 5, 2009Press Item
President Barack Obama is wading deeper into the health care debate, hosting dozens of lawmakers at the White House since the middle of July in an outburst of personal presidential diplomacy designed to prod legislation toward a vote. The White House launched a coordinated effort Tuesday to combat what it calls a “viral whisper campaign” to torpedo health care reform...
August 6, 2009Press Item
I want to offer my congratulations to Judge Sonia Sotomayor on her confirmation.