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January 19, 2009Press Item
Today, Democratic leaders joined millions to celebrate the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.
January 19, 2009Press Item
Years ago, there was a powerful man who was born and raised not far from here.
January 20, 2009Press Item
Today, our Nation celebrated a day of renewal. The Inauguration of Barack Obama was not simply the end of one presidency and the beginning of another: so many of us hope that it also marked the close of an era of irresponsibility, reckless government, and extreme partisanship.
January 15, 2009Press Item
In the midst of a recession that has already cost our economy 2.6 million jobs, the need for swift action is clear.
January 15, 2009Press Item
In the next two weeks, the Congress will be considering the American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill of 2009.
January 15, 2009Press Item
Alejandro has been a key part of my staff for over six years, providing critical guidance and advice to help set and implement the Democratic legislative agenda.
January 15, 2009Press Item
As our nation continues to struggle with this recession, it is important that President-elect Obama have all the tools he needs to address the ongoing financial crisis in a swift, effective manner as soon as he takes office
January 16, 2009Press Item
On Monday we will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a bold and active leader who fought to bring true equality and justice to all Americans.
January 14, 2009Press Item
If you want a picture of American healthcare, in all its excellence and squalor, there it is: The best doctors, the latest technology, six weeks of hospital care for a sick boy, at a cost of $250,000—in a country that can’t find $80 to fix a toothache.
January 14, 2009Press Item
Today, the House introduced bipartisan legislation to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) to cover 11 million children.
January 14, 2009Press Item
President Bush pursued reckless fiscal policies for years, setting the stage for massive deficits and economic decline.
January 15, 2009Press Item
Last fall, at the urging of President Bush, Treasury Secretary Paulson, and Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke, Congress took extraordinary action to stabilize America’s financial markets and limit the scope of an economic crisis.
January 13, 2009The Daily Whip
Suspension, H.R. 2 - Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009,H.R. 384 – TARP Reform and Accountability Act
January 9, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, H.Res. 40 – Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require each standing committee to hold periodic hearings on the topic of waste, fraud, abuse, or mismanagement in Government programs which that committee may authorize, and for other purposes, H.R. ___ - Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009, H.R. 384 – TARP Reform and Accountability Act
January 12, 2009Press Item
The American public has been rightfully concerned about the effectiveness of the first $350 billion used by the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
January 12, 2009Press Item
House Democrats issued the following statements today after reports that the Bush Administration will seek access to the remaining funds of the Troubled Asset Relief Program on behalf of President-elect Obama.
January 13, 2009Press Item
The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is a successful, popular, bipartisan program that provides private health care coverage for millions of children who would otherwise go without care.
January 9, 2009Press Item
Today’s dismal news that the economy lost 524,000 jobs last month makes it absolutely clear: the economic policies of President Bush have been a complete failure.
January 9, 2009Press Item
The value of work lies in a job well done, not in the gender of the worker.