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Earlier today, GOP Budget Chairman and former Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan released the latest version of his radical budget – this time featuring even deeper cuts to our nation’s safety-net and doubling down on his plan to end … Continue reading

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Buckle your seatbelts – It’s a rough road ahead for House Republicans this week! Faced with backlash from both sides of the aisle against their monstrosity of a transportation bill that destroys 550,000 jobs and bankrupts the Highway Trust Fund, … Continue reading

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A year ago, Republican ties to Big Oil were exemplified in the words of Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) – the top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  Americans were outraged when Barton apologized to BP, the oil company … Continue reading

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This month, House Republicans are bringing a series of ‘drill only’ bills to the House floor that offer no relief for taxpayers or consumers and are instead a gift to Big Oil–which is already raking in nearly $36 billion in … Continue reading

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Since the first Earth Day 41 years ago, Americans have come together on this occasion to improve the air we breathe and the water we drink. In recent years, we have celebrated Earth Day with the climate crisis first in … Continue reading

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As gas prices continue to rise, American consumers want the facts – not more baseless political spin from Congressional Republicans. In the past two years oil production from the Outer Continental Shelf has increased by more than a third and … Continue reading

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While American consumers and businesses are facing rising gas prices, House Republicans are trying to take advantage of this pain at the pump to justify their unpopular policies to stop EPA from updating limits on air pollution that threaten our … Continue reading

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Democrats are committed to living within our means while investing in the future, cutting the deficit, and continuing to aggressively attack waste, fraud and abuse. The GOP “So Be It” spending bill (H.R. 1) that passed on February 19th fails … Continue reading

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Leader Pelosi and the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee are holding a hearing today on creating jobs now in America, protecting the taxpayer, and securing our energy future. The hearing will emphasize actions the 112th Congress should take to … Continue reading

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According to a new bipartisan survey, Americans favor the EPA updating air pollution limits by a 43-point margin – counter to the actions taken by House Republicans last week in which they passed a number of amendments to weaken Clean … Continue reading

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