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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.
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.