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Today, Speaker Boehner tried to shine up the Ryan Republican budget by claiming it would benefit American workers in six ways.  The very short list was long on vague messaging and lacking in concrete facts. Here are just some of … Continue reading

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According to the Economic Policy Institute, the GOP-Ryan budget released this morning would have a devastating impact on American workers and the larger economy. From EPI: By Ignoring Economic Reality, Ryan Budget Would Slow Recovery, Cost Jobs …On net, I … Continue reading

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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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A GUIDE TO THE HOUSE REPUBLICAN DO-NOTHING CONGRESS: 113TH CONGRESS EDITION WHAT THEY DID SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT: After lurching from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis, the Republicans shut the federal government down for 16 days – taking $24 billion … Continue reading

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Before skipping town for last week’s recess, House Republicans finally voted to prevent student loan rates from doubling on July 1st—but the GOP bill does so at the expense of women’s health.  House Democrats offered a different path to protect … Continue reading

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Unless Congress acts, the interest rates on more than 7 million students will double to 6.8 percent on July 1st. Failure to act now will add $6.3 billion to students’ debt burden in one year alone. The doubling of loan … Continue reading

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Today Leader Pelosi held her weekly press conference discussing the ongoing debt talks, 191 days of Republican control of the House with no jobs legislation, what’s at stake for young people in the budget talks, and S’mores (really): Transcript: Leader … Continue reading

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Today, Leader Pelosi and House Democrats held a press conference to highlight Democratic accomplishments for young adults, the anniversary of the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act. Historic health reform allows young people to stay on their parents’ plans … Continue reading

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Congressional Republicans are back in their districts using the one-year anniversary of historic health reform to call for the repeal of patients’ rights and pushing a “So Be It” spending bill that would destroy 700,000 jobs and hamper our economic … Continue reading

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The leadership of the President and the First Lady on the issue of bullying will help protect America’s most valuable resource: our nation’s children. By bringing the focus, energy, and creativity of the Obama Administration to this issue, we can … Continue reading

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