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February 1, 2010Press Item
I look forward to reviewing President Obama’s budget in detail in the days to come, but I am happy to see that it combines job-creating incentives with a serious commitment to reducing our deficit.
February 1, 2010Press Item
Today, President Obama released his budget request for fiscal year 2011.
January 29, 2010Press Item
Today’s announcement that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew from -6.4% in the first quarter to 5.7% in the last quarter of 2009 is another indication that our economy continues to show positive signs of recovery.
January 29, 2010The Weekly Whip
H.R. 4061 - Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2009; Senate Amendments to H.J.Res. 45 – To Establish Statutory PAYGO Requirements and Permit Continued Financing of Government Operations; Suspensions
January 29, 2010Press Item
Today’s economic news is encouraging. America’s economy grew by 5.7% in the last quarter of 2009—the highest rate of growth in six years.
January 29, 2010Press Item
Today, the Commerce Department released an advanced GDP report indicating that America’s economy grew by 5.7% in the last quarter of 2009, the fastest rate of growth in 6 years.
January 29, 2010Press Item
The Commerce Department reported that the economy (GDP) grew 5.7% in the last quarter of 2009, the fastest rate of growth since 2003.
January 29, 2010Press Item
Democratic leaders in Congress voiced resolute optimism on Thursday that they would adopt major health care legislation this year, and they said that doing so was a crucial element of President Obama’s broader agenda to create jobs, revive the economy and reduce federal budget deficits...
January 29, 2010Press Item
According to a CNN poll released today, a majority of Americans are in favor of the following investments made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
January 21, 2010Press Item
Today, the Supreme Court ruled on the Citizens United v. Federal Election Committee case, overturning the ban on corporate contributions to election campaigns.
January 28, 2010Press Item
I applaud the Senate for taking action on a key piece of our agenda to restore fiscal balance and bring down our nation’s deficit.
January 28, 2010Press Item
I am pleased to hear that Chrysler has decided that it will not challenge the binding arbitration process for terminated dealers.
January 27, 2010Press Item
As President Obama delivers his State of the Union address to Congress, we can look back at a hard year for America’s economy — but a year in which collapse was averted.
January 26, 2010Press Item
More than half of General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC's dealers that were ordered closed by the company appealed ahead of a midnight deadline set by Congress.
January 26, 2010Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says voters in Massachusetts sent the message that “our country is not working right,” and Congress needs to “turn [its] frustration into something productive.”
January 25, 2010Press Item
The Washington Auto Show, which begins Wednesday, typically isn't the place where new models are unveiled.
January 20, 2010Press Item
Cap-and-trade legislation pending in Congress may be split in two to ensure that parts that encourage the use of more alternative energy sources can pass the Senate now that Democrats control one less seat, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said on Wednesday.
January 27, 2010Press Item
Giving up on overhauling the nation's health care system is not an option, the top House Democrat said Wednesday as lawmakers looked to President Barack Obama for guidance in his State of the Union address on how to revive the stalled legislation.
January 28, 2010Press Item
Declaring "I don't quit," President Barack Obama fought to recharge his embattled presidency with a State of the Union vow to get jobless millions back to work and stand on the side of Americans angry at Wall Street greed and Washington bickering.
January 21, 2010Press Item
D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) signaled Wednesday that lawmakers have made “headway” on a gun amendment that has stalled the D.C. House Voting Rights Act for months, but it’s still unclear whether voting rights advocates would accept a compromised provision in return for the bill’s passage.
January 23, 2010Press Item
In praising an agreement reached this week on statutory pay-go legislation, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) asked Republicans to back the budget enforcement effort in the Senate.
January 16, 2010Press Item
For months, President Barack Obama has owned the health care legislation that's struggling to cross the finish line in Congress.
January 19, 2010Press Item
President Barack Obama is poised to name a special commission to come up with a plan to curb the spiraling budget deficit, top Democrats said Tuesday evening.
January 19, 2010Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday passing the Senate’s version of health care overhaul would be better than passing nothing.