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Today, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Chris Van Hollen – the ranking member on the Budget Committee – explained the House Democrats’ plan to avert the looming sequester. The balanced plan, consistent with the Senate proposal, contains $120 … Continue reading

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Late on New Year’s night, the House voted in a bipartisan manner to pass tax relief for middle class Americans and help grow the economy. House Democrats and the President kept their promise to protect 98 percent of families and … Continue reading

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Moments ago, Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) filed a discharge petition to bring up the Middle Class Tax Cut legislation. Because Speaker Boehner and House Republicans have thus far refused to bring up the legislation for a vote, Democrats are organizing … Continue reading

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Last updated: Wednesday, December 5, 4:58 pm In July, the Senate voted to pass a bill that would extend middle-class tax cuts and allow the tax benefits for the wealthiest 2 percent to expire. The House has refused to allow … Continue reading

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The Department of Labor announced today that our nation’s economy added 171,000 jobs in October. 184,000 jobs were added in the private sector alone. Indeed, the private sector has shown steady growth: This Bureau of Labor Statistics chart shows we’re … Continue reading

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Today, Republican Budget Committee Chairman Ryan makes his return back to Washington and Republicans are holding a welcome back party to celebrate this afternoon. Speaker Boehner was even so excited about his pending return the truth slipped out during an … Continue reading

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Democrats have been united in fighting back against Republicans’ efforts to end the traditional Medicare guarantee. Watch: Rep. Paul Ryan has led House Republicans in voting to end the Medicare guarantee, which increases costs on seniors in order to give … Continue reading

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The House will soon vote on H.R. 8, a Republican-sponsored measure which would end vital expansions of the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit and ends the American Opportunity Tax Credit (which helps make college more affordable … Continue reading

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The Democratic Leader’s press office released this new video, which documents how House Republicans are wasting time with pointless votes and ignoring the top priority for the middle class: jobs. The House GOP is now holding the middle class tax … Continue reading

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This morning, Speaker Boehner released a video attempting to pin blame on President Obama and Democrats for the Congressional Republicans’ failure to act on job-creation legislation. Speaker Boehner’s video is an attempt to mask the fact that the House GOP … Continue reading

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