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May 26, 2010The Daily Whip
Begin Consideration of H.R. 5136 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011
May 27, 2010Press Item
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday that he's comfortable with proposed legislation that seeks to repeal the law that bans gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the military because it includes
May 27, 2010Press Item
Today [May 27], leaders in Congress are expected to finally move to repeal the
May 27, 2010Press Item
The bicameral proposal the House will vote on today puts the decision-making power back where it belongs – in the hands of military leaders, who are in the best position to craft personnel policies that protect our nation and maintain the primacy of our fighting force.
May 26, 2010Press Item
This week, the House will consider a proposal to the National Defense Authorization Act on “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” which would call for its repeal contingent on the Department of Defense completing its review and the President, Secretary of Defense, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs certifying that the repeal would not impact military readiness.
May 25, 2010Press Item
We will soon bring to the floor a Defense Authorization bill that invests in our most important security needs: disrupting terrorist networks, countering nuclear proliferation, strengthening international cooperation to defeat the Taliban, preparing the Iraqi government to stand on its own, and investing in the needs of our troops and their families.
May 24, 2010Press Item
Today, the Obama Administration proposed to Congress the Reduce Unnecessary Spending Act.
May 21, 2010Press Item
The Obama Administration announced today onew auto emission standards for our cars and trucks.
May 24, 2010Press Item
Democrats are committed to strengthening fiscal responsibility, as shown by our enactment of statutory PAYGO and creation of a bipartisan fiscal commission.
May 21, 2010Press Item
Today, President Obama announced his administration will work to extend passenger vehicle fuel economy and emissions rules through 2025, along with his commitment to develop new standards for large trucks.
May 20, 2010Press Item
I congratulate the House Armed Services Committee for unanimously passing the Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011, legislation that provides for investments in America’s most important national security needs.
May 20, 2010Press Item
The American Jobs, Closing Tax Loopholes and Preventing Outsourcing Act will come to the House Floor for a vote next week, and there will be no votes in the House tomorrow.
May 20, 2010Press Item
I want to congratulate the House Administration Committee for passing the DISCLOSE Act this afternoon.
May 21, 2010Press Item
Last night, the Senate took a significant step on the road toward reforming Wall Street and protecting the middle class.
May 21, 2010Press Item
In positive news for the economy, economic experts announced that we can expect to see the economy grow and the unemployment rate drop in the next year.
May 19, 2010Press Item
I am extremely disappointed Republicans continued to play political games, voting against a job-creating measure that had bipartisan support in committee and previously passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support.