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September 7, 2010Press Item
Hoyer, Pelosi, Maloney statements on August Jobs Report
September 7, 2010Press Item
Beginning at sundown tomorrow night, the Jewish community celebrates Rosh Hashanah, which marks the Jewish New Year. It is a time to pause for reflection on the past year, and calls for the renewal of core values as a new year begins.
September 3, 2010Press Item
Today we honor the hard-working men and women who have done so much to make America prosperpus and strong, as well as the ongoing effort to ensure that every American worker is treated with the fairness and dignity he or she deserves. At a time when unemployment, home forclosures, and lack of access to health care have made the American Dream seem out of reach for so many, standing up for working Americans is more important than ever.
September 3, 2010Press Item
Today we received the news that our private sector added 67,000 jobs last month—the eighth straight month of private sector growth. That private sector companies feel confident enough to continue adding employees to their payrolls is a sign that Democratic recovery policies are showing results. Nevertheless, total employment declined in August, as a result of the end of temporary government Census jobs. The overall decline in employment, along with the fact that millions of Americans remain out of work, shows that much remains to be done.
September 3, 2010Press Item
Today, the Department of Labor reported that the private sector added 67,000 jobs in August – the eighth straight month of private sector growth – and job figures for June and July were upwardly revised.
September 2, 2010Press Item
U.S. manufacturing expanded in August for the 13th straight month, lifting hopes that economic growth won't stall.
September 2, 2010Press Item
Is there any reason for hope in this gloomy summer for the economy? A certain fatalism - that a double-dip recession is inevitable - has crept into a lot of economic analysis lately, but it may be overstating the degree to which we are in dire straits. A roaring recovery is probably not on the way, but here are five reasons that a slow-and-steady recovery is likely to continue.
September 2, 2010Press Item
Hoyer statement after President Obama's address to the nation about the end of combat mission in Iraq
September 2, 2010Press Item
This week House Democrats salute the troops and veterans who have endured great sacrifice to keep our nation safe. Democrats have stood up for our men and women in uniform time and again, making sure we not only protect our homeland, but take care of those who sacrifice so much defending it.
August 31, 2010Press Item
This evening, President Obama delivered an address to mark the end of America's combat mission in Iraq. The Obama Administration and the Democratic Congress pledged to end the war in Iraq, and this month's completion of the responsible redeployment of American combat troops demonstrates that that pledge is being kept. After seven years, the war in Iraq has seen awe-inspiring displays of sacrifice from American and coalition forces; and tonight, above all, we call to memory the more than 4,400 American troops who died in Iraq, along with the more than 30,000 who suffered injuries. We vow to honor their memories, and to honor the compact with all Americans who served, particularly when it comes to providing returning veterans the health care they need and the educational opportunities they deserve.
August 30, 2010Press Item
Amid mounting signs that the economic recovery is faltering, one potential remedy seems out of the question: a booster shot of government spending.
August 27, 2010Press Item
Credit card reform came too late for 20-year-old Tamaira Shaw. The junior at the University of the District of Columbia got a preapproved credit card from Bank of America in the mail her freshman year of college. It had her name on it and a $500 limit, and she took it as a license to spend. Within three days, she bought a cellphone, clothes and textbooks - and maxed out her card. Her mother is still helping her pay off the balance - plus hundreds of dollars in finance charges and fees.
August 27, 2010Press Item
Five years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the Gulf Coast, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. On this solemn occasion, we pause to remember those who lost their lives and those whose livelihoods were forever changed by this tragedy. Today, the region continues to recover and rebuild, thanks to the indomitable spirit of the people of the Gulf Coast.
August 27, 2010Press Item
Today, we honor the life and legacy of President Lyndon Johnson, a man who worked tirelessly to put an end to poverty and racial injustice, helping to forever shape the destiny of our country. President Johnson's courageous leadership and bold vision of a Great Society were instrumental in creating Medicare and Medicaid, the landmark Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, and many other achievements that still help millions of Americans claim their right to equal opportunity.
August 27, 2010Press Item
On Tuesday, the Congressional Budget Office announced that the Recovery Act raised economic growth by as much as 4.5 percent in the last quarter and may have saved as many as 3.3 million jobs.
August 26, 2010Press Item
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 — President Obama's $787 billion stimulus — has been marketed as a jobs bill, and that's how it's been judged. The White House says it has saved or created about 3 million jobs, helping avoid a depression and end a recession. Republicans mock it as a Big Government boondoggle that has failed to prevent rampant unemployment despite a massive expansion of the deficit. Liberals complain that it wasn't massive enough.
August 26, 2010Press Item
When Republicans put in place their tax plan in 2001 and 2003, they set tax cuts to expire at the end of 2010. Democrats are working to prevent this Republican tax increase from hitting middle-class families and small business, and only letting tax cuts for the very wealthy expire. Republicans falsely claim that this will harm small businesses, which is not the case.
August 25, 2010Press Item
Small businesses will see real benefits under the Democrats' health care reform law. The health care reform law provides employers a tax credit for employee health insurance starting this year. Through these tax credits, the security of access to quality, affordable health care becomes attainable for small businesses and their employees.
August 24, 2010Press Item
The Democrats' stimulus raised economic growth by as much as 4.5 percent in the last quarter and may have increased the number of people with jobs by more than 3 million, according to a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report released Tuesday.
August 24, 2010Press Item
Biden releases report detailing how Recovery Act is helping to achieve U.S. science and technology milestones.
August 20, 2010Press Item
General Motors filed for Initial Public Offering on Wednesday, “highlighting a remarkable turnaround for the corporate giant a year after its bankruptcy and setting the stage for Washington to withdraw from its majority ownership stake in the automaker.”