June 9, 2010Press Item
I applaud the UN Security Council’s vote to impose its toughest sanctions yet on Iran.
June 9, 2010Press Item
In the early morning hours of Monday, May 31, Israeli naval forces intercepted six ships, carrying mostly Turkish demonstrators, attempting to break the blockade of the Gaza Strip.
June 9, 2010The Daily Whip
suspension, Complete Consideration of H.R. 5072 - FHA Reform Act of 2010
June 8, 2010Press Item
Today’s White House proposal asking government agencies to identify where five percent of their budget can be cut further demonstrates that Democrats’ are the party of fiscal responsibility.
June 4, 2010Press Item
Today, the Department of Labor released the unemployment report for May showing that the policies adopted by President Obama and the Democratic Congress continue to have the intended effect of creating jobs and growing the economy.
June 4, 2010Press Item
Today, the Department of Labor released the jobs report for May, showing that our economy created 431,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 9.7%.
June 7, 2010Press Item
Each June, we commemorate the birth of the modern Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender rights movement which began in June of 1969, as patrons of New York City’s Stonewall Inn courageously stood up to police harassment.
June 4, 2010Press Item
While the majority of jobs created in May were due to Census hiring, it is an encouraging sign for our economic recovery that the private sector created jobs as well.
June 4, 2010The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 5072 - FHA Reform Act of 2010,
June 2, 2010Press Item
As we wait for all the facts to emerge about Monday’s events, several things are already clear.
June 3, 2010Press Item
During his State of the Union address earlier this year, President Obama gave a major boost to the campaign to repeal the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy when he called for its repeal.
May 28, 2010Press Item
This Monday, we observe Memorial Day to honor the generations of brave men and women who lost their lives in our country’s service, from America’s founding up to the present day.
May 28, 2010Press Item
Herb Shanks is retiring today after serving as Attendant for the House Democratic Cloakroom since 1973.
May 28, 2010Press Item
Since inheriting the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and an economy shedding 800,000 jobs per month, President Obama and the 111th Congress have been dedicated to standing up for the middle class, its interests, and its future.
May 28, 2010Press Item
In positive news for the economy, new-home sales climbed 14.8% in April, the second month in a row that demand exceeded expectations.
May 28, 2010Press Item
Today, the House passed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act, voting to help the middle class, continue creating jobs, and build a strong foundation for long-term economic prosperity.
May 28, 2010Press Item
Last month I asked the Committee on House Administration, the House Office of Compliance, and the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct to work together to strengthen protections for House employees in the event that they believe they are a victim of, or a witness to, workplace or sexual harassment or an ethics violation.
May 28, 2010The Daily Whip
Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with a House Amendment to H.R. 4213 - The American Jobs, Closing Tax Loopholes and Preventing Outsourcing Act, Complete Consideration of H.R. 5136 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011, Possible Further Action on The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010
May 27, 2010Press Item
The Murphy amendment does not rush the process. It gives the Department of Defense as much time as needed to implement regulations and make relevant certifications before repeal takes place.