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August 6, 2010Press Item
While millions of Americans are still hurting from the Great Recession and more work remains, America is starting to move forward and cannot go back to the failed Bush policies.
August 6, 2010Press Item
Democrats respond to Department of Labor Jobs Report for July
August 5, 2010Press Item
Today, the Senate passed important legislation to save 290,000 jobs and help states continue providing a range of essential services, from school programs to health care, without adding to the deficit.
August 5, 2010Press Item
"Today's report shows that as a result of the health care reform law, Medicare will remain solvent for an additional 12 years beyond what was projected last year. Congress must remain committed to achieving the cost savings laid out in the health care reform law, so that we ensure Medicare remains available for seniors for years to come.
August 4, 2010Press Item
Next week, the House will return to session to vote to keep teachers on the job and provide assistance to states for Medicaid recipients.
August 3, 2010Press Item
JEC report finds that manufacturing sector began to rebound in 2010, adding jobs for six consecutive months.
July 30, 2010Press Item
Today marks the 45th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid—two essential programs that have brought better health, security, and peace of mind to generations of seniors and families in need.
July 30, 2010Press Item
According to the Department of Commerce, new home sales surged in June.
July 30, 2010Press Item
Today we learned that the U.S. economy grew by 2.4% between the months of April and June—meaning that our economy has consistently grown every quarter for a year.
July 30, 2010Press Item
Today marks the 45th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, two programs Democrats have long supported.
July 30, 2010Press Item
Today the House passed two important bills to hold oil companies accountable in the wake of the devastating Gulf Coast oil spill.
July 30, 2010Press Item
This evening, the House took an important vote on a bill to spur the creation of American jobs.
July 30, 2010Press Item
Today, the House passed the Consolidated Land, Energy and Aquatic Resources Act and the Offshore Oil and Gas Worker Whistleblower Protection Act, two bills that will address the problems associated with the Gulf oil spill.
July 28, 2010The Nightly Whip
HOUSE FLOOR WRAP-UP FOR JULY 28, 2010
July 28, 2010Press Item
Americans have always looked to our manufacturing sector as a source of economic vitality—and as a source of pride.
July 28, 2010Press Item
For 75 years, Social Security has been more than a retirement program: it has meant dignity, security, and peace of mind for generations of our seniors.
July 28, 2010Press Item
I applaud the House for passing the Fair Sentencing Act by voice vote, making our federal drug sentencing policies fairer and more rational.
July 27, 2010Press Item
I'm disappointed that Republicans once again put corporate interests ahead of the American people's interest, and blocked consideration of the DISCLOSE Act.
July 27, 2010Press Item
I am pleased that my colleagues supported the Fiscal Year 2010 emergency supplemental, sending it to President Obama for his signature.