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March 15, 2010Press Item
The Obama Administration’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Blueprint is a significant step toward ensuring that all American children can receive a world-class education.
March 15, 2010Press Item
Democratic leaders scrambled Sunday to pull together enough support in the House for a make-or-break decision on health-care reform later this week, expressing optimism that a package will soon be signed into law by President Obama despite a lack of firm votes for passage...
March 15, 2010Press Item
I want to congratulate Chairman Dodd for introducing a strong Wall Street reform proposal today.
March 12, 2010Press Item
A new polling memo from Joel Benenson, the White House's pollster of choice, argues that support for President Barack Obama's health care plan has been building in the wake of his State of the Union speech in late January...
March 12, 2010Press Item
For more than a decade under Republican leadership, the number of earmarks nearly quadrupled – from 4,000 in 1994 to over 15,000 in 2005.
March 12, 2010Press Item
The Department of Labor announced that for the second straight week, “the number of Americans filing first-time claims for jobless benefits fell … to a level that indicates companies are nearing the end of payroll reductions as the economy recovers. First-time jobless applications dropped by 6,000 to 462,000 in the week ended March 6…”
March 12, 2010Press Item
The case continues to build for how Democrats’ health insurance reform legislation will bring down costs and produce long-term savings for families, businesses and the government. Below are good recent analyses on how reform succeeds in meeting the important goal of cost containment.
March 12, 2010Press Item
I am pleased that Leader McConnell and Leader Boehner have made their selections for the bipartisan fiscal commission.
March 11, 2010Press Item
I applaud President Obama’s announcement of increased efforts to promote American exports, with a goal of doubling exports in the next five years.
March 11, 2010The Daily Whip
H.R. 3650 - Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act
March 11, 2010Press Item
President Barack Obama made his case for an overhaul of the U.S. medical system to Missouri voters, emphasizing his efforts to curb waste and fraud in government health programs...
March 10, 2010Press Item
Today, the House Appropriations Committee announced that they are banning earmarks directed to for-profit entities.
March 10, 2010Press Item
Today, House Democrats announced another step in our ongoing work to increase openness and transparency by banning corporate earmarks.
March 10, 2010Press Item
As Democrats continue to work to strengthen the economy and restore fiscal responsibility, Republicans are trying to forget their record.
March 10, 2010The Daily Whip
H.Res. 1031 - Rep. Conyers;Dispose of H.Res. __ - Rep. Flake; Suspensions
March 10, 2010Press Item
Health insurance rates for individual plans offered by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia have increased as much as 20.5 percent within the past six months, with more increases planned for April...