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January 9, 2009Press Item
The value of work lies in a job well done, not in the gender of the worker.
January 9, 2009Press Item
Today, the Department of Labor reported that the U.S. economy lost 524,000 jobs in December 2008, and the unemployment rate hit a 15-year high of 7.2 percent.
January 9, 2009Press Item
Within my lifetime, the ideal of ‘equal pay for equal work’ was a radical one.
January 8, 2009Press Item
Today, the Electoral College formalized the election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.
January 8, 2009The Daily Whip
H.Res. 34 – Recognizing Israel’s right to defend itself against attacks from Gaza, H.R. 11 – Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, H.R. 12 – Paycheck Fairness Act
January 9, 2009Press Item
Today this House stands united in support of Israel as it faces enemies bent on its destruction.
January 7, 2009Press Item
The 111th Congress has been sworn in at one of the most challenging moments in our history. Today we prepare ourselves to meet that challenge, full of confidence and hope for a new year — but chastened by the knowledge that the value of all of our fall and winter promises reaches zero as soon as we raise our right hands and take the oath of office. From that point on, we can expect to be judged by results alone.
January 8, 2009Press Item
President-elect Obama was right when he pinpointed the prime cause of our economic crisis.
January 7, 2009Press Item
Two years ago, Democrats were elected to the majority with a pledge to rededicate Congress to high standards of integrity and accountability.
January 7, 2009Press Item
The projected numbers released by the CBO today are a dismal final verdict on the economic policies pursued by the Bush Administration.
January 7, 2009Press Item
Today, the Congressional Budget Office issued the January 2009 “Budget and Economic Outlook,” forecasting a record deficit of $1.2 trillion for 2009 and an unemployment rate above 9 percent in 2010.
January 6, 2009Press Item
Today, Members of Congress swear our oath of office, fully aware of the difficult work ahead of us.
January 6, 2009Press Item
Two years ago, Democrats were elected to the majority with a pledge that, under our leadership, the House would dedicate itself to integrity and accountability. We kept that promise.
December 29, 2008Press Item
House leaders released statements addressing the developing situation in Gaza.
December 30, 2008Press Item
Vice President-elect Biden could not have picked a better and more qualified Director of Legislative Affairs than Sudafi Henry.
January 2, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, H.Res. ___ - House Rules Package for the 111th Congress, H.R. ___ - Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, H.R. ___ - Paycheck Fairness Act
January 5, 2009Press Item
House Democratic Leaders today unveiled the proposed Democratic Rules package for the 111th Congress, common-sense reforms to the House Rules will enable Congress to work more effectively.
January 5, 2009Press Item
House Democratic Leaders today unveiled the proposed Democratic Rules package for the 111th Congress, common-sense reforms to the House Rules will enable Congress to work more effectively.
January 5, 2009The Daily Whip
H.Res. 5 – House Rules Package for the 111th Congress
December 29, 2008Press Item
Israel is acting in clear self-defense in response to heinous rocket attacks from Hamas-controlled Gaza.
December 18, 2008Press Item
Today’s news that 554,000 Americans filed unemployment claims is another sign that our economy, along with American families everywhere, continues to struggle.
December 18, 2008Press Item
House Democratic leaders urge immediate action on an economic recovery, job creation package following the Department of Labor's report that 554,000 Americans filed new applications for unemployment benefits.
December 19, 2008Press Item
In deciding today to lend rescue funds to the automakers, President Bush took a necessary step to prevent further economic decline.