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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.
May 27, 2010Press Item
Permitting openly gay men and women to serve will not undermine cohesion or readiness, and the experiences of our allies are a good guide.
May 27, 2010Press Item
Democrats in Congress have worked closely with President Obama to fight our enemies, promote our interests and support our troops and their families—compiling a record of securing our nation in stronger and smarter ways.
May 27, 2010Press Item
Today, the House began consideration of the Defense Authorization Act, including a proposal passed by the House to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
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.