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December 7, 2009Press Item
This week, the House will consider the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, legislation to protect American consumers and prevent the irresponsible behaviors and practices that contributed to the financial crisis last Fall.
December 4, 2009Press Item
Today, the Department of Labor released the unemployment report for November, which shows that job losses are continuing to decrease.
December 4, 2009Press Item
Of the Democratic senators who have set out to transform the nation's health-care system, one of the least likely is Majority Leader Harry M. Reid, whose legislative priorities typically fall more toward protecting the interests of his native Nevada...
December 4, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions,H.R. __ - Tax Extenders of 2009, H.R. 4173 – Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009
December 3, 2009The Nightly Whip
Considered and Passed: H.R. 4154 - Permanent Estate Tax Relief for Families, Farmers, and Small Businesses Act of 2009, 2 Bills Adopted Under Suspension of the Rules
December 4, 2009Press Item
Today’s news that the unemployment rate fell in November is an encouraging sign.
December 2, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 4154 - Permanent Estate Tax Relief for Families, Farmers, and Small Businesses Act of 2009
December 3, 2009Press Item
I rise to support this bill, which permanently extends estate tax relief to American families—and which strikes a fair balance between what we owe to families, farmers, and small businesses, and what we owe to our country’s fiscal future.
December 3, 2009Press Item
Senators debating health care legislation are headed for a clash over abortion, the issue that threatened to derail the bill in the House...
December 1, 2009Press Item
Tonight, President Obama delivered a speech on his strategy for Afghanistan.
December 2, 2009Press Item
The 111th Congress has confronted enormous national challenges and been incredibly productive during its first session.
December 1, 2009The Nightly Whip
Passed: 6 Suspension Bills; Postponed: 1 Suspension Vote
December 1, 2009Press Item
President Obama inherited two major challenges from the Bush Administration: an economy in steep decline and involvement in two wars in which the objectives set forth at their outset had not been attained.
December 1, 2009Press Item
Democrats are working to create jobs and get Americans back to work.
December 1, 2009Press Item
As the Senate opened debate Monday on a landmark plan to overhaul the nation's health-care system, congressional budget analysts said the measure would leave premiums unchanged or slightly lower for the vast majority of Americans...
December 1, 2009Press Item
Our capital city is mourning the death of one of its leading citizens, a man I was proud to call my friend: Abe Pollin.
November 30, 2009Press Item
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid begins this week pushing for Democratic unity on health-care legislation, which may mean catering to the whims of 60 lawmakers who know that each of their votes is essential...
November 30, 2009Press Item
Tomorrow we commemorate World AIDS Day – a day to remember those living with HIV/AIDS and those we have lost to this horrific disease.
November 23, 2009Press Item
Anxious that Saturday’s party-line Senate vote to open debate on a health care overhaul gives them little maneuvering room, Obama administration officials and their Congressional allies are stepping up overtures to select Senate Republicans in hopes of winning their ultimate support...
November 25, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 4154 - Permanent Estate Tax Relief for Families, Farmers, and Small Businesses Act of 2009