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March 19, 2009Press Item
Today, the House passed legislation to take back bonuses given to individuals at companies receiving government assistance.
March 17, 2009The Daily Whip
Suspension, H.R. 1388 - Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act
March 18, 2009Press Item
What has angered so many people about this recession is the perception that its causes are not simply material, but moral.
March 18, 2009Press Item
After eight years, Republicans’ irresponsible spending turned a record surplus into huge deficits and debt, and left our nation with record deficits for years to come.
March 18, 2009The Daily Whip
H.Res. 257 - Providing for consideration of motions to suspend the Rules, Suspensions, Dispose of H.Res. __ - Raising a question of privileges of the House
March 19, 2009Press Item
The Majority Leader's Office has created a video highlighting President Obama’s and Congressional Democrats’ commitment to a budget that shows real leadership and makes the tough, responsible choices necessary to address the challenges facing our nation while making critical investments in our future.
March 19, 2009Press Item
In a crisis that has repeatedly shaken Americans’ faith in the most powerful financial institutions, the sordid AIG bonuses stand out.
March 17, 2009Press Item
When President George W. Bush took office, the Bush Administration and Republican Congress used the opportunity to pass massive tax cuts, which erased the surplus and created the largest deficits in history.
March 16, 2009Press Item
Today's announcement by the Obama Administration is a positive step to free up credit for small businesses.
March 16, 2009Press Item
Today, President Obama and Secretary Tim Geithner announced plans to restore the flow of credit to entrepreneurs and small business owners.
March 12, 2009Press Item
When President Obama took the oath of office in January, he pledged to work with Congress to address the challenges facing our nation and make the tough decisions necessary to ensure that our economy is strong for years to come.
March 13, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 1388 - Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act
March 11, 2009Press Item
Today, House Democratic Leaders announced new earmark reforms to help ensure that taxpayer money is being spent effectively on worthy projects benefitting local communities.
March 11, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 1262 - Water Quality Investment Act of 2009
March 11, 2009Press Item
Congressional initiatives, added to the president's specific priorities, have come to be known as "earmarks."
March 12, 2009Press Item
The need to fix health care is a conversation that is happening not just in Washington, but at the kitchen tables of families across this country.
March 11, 2009Press Item
Earmarks are part of Congress’s power of the purse, which all Americans know as essential to the balance of powers between the branches of government.
March 11, 2009Press Item
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Appropriations Chairman Dave Obey (D-WI) today announced two additional measures to the committee’s earmarking process.
March 10, 2009Press Item
Today, Chairman Miller and Senators Kennedy and Harkin introduced legislation to give hard-working Americans the tools they need to secure fair wages and treatment at their jobs.
March 10, 2009Press Item
Today I rise as a proud sponsor of House Concurrent Resolution 37, legislation which will allow the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby Association to hold the 68th Annual Greater Washington Soap Box Derby on the grounds of the United States Capitol on Saturday, June 20.
March 10, 2009Press Item
Today, the Employee Free Choice Act was introduced in the U.S. House and Senate.