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House Republicans have repeatedly refused to act to #RenewUI for the nearly 2.4 million jobless Americans have lost unemployment insurance benefits – a critical lifeline which helps them feed their families and keep a roof over their heads as they … Continue reading

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Today is Equal Pay Day – a day that symbolizes when, more than three months into the year, women’s wages finally catch up to what men were paid in the previous year.  Women on average earn just 77 cents for … Continue reading

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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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Including bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform legislation that would create jobs, empower small businesses, spur innovation, grow the economy, and reduce the deficit by nearly $900 billion – NOT INTERESTED Prohibiting discrimination based on pre-existing conditions, allowing young people to stay … Continue reading

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For all of the Republicans’ talk about cutting the nation’s deficit, there was one major omission from the Ryan Republican Budget – immigration reform, which would reduce the deficit by $900 billion, according to CBO. Earlier in the Budget Committee, … Continue reading

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According to a new Citizens for Tax Justice analysis of the latest Ryan Budget, millionaires would reap huge benefits – getting an average tax cut of at least $200,000. As in previous years, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan has … 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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Speaker Boehner just told reporters that instead of voting on a bill to #RenewUI, we should be working to create better jobs in America and “higher wages.” “If we are going to consider dealing with unemployment – emergency unemployment – … Continue reading

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Shocking nobody, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) confirmed Congressional Republicans have a plan – a plan to do nothing for the remainder of the year. From Cincinnati Enquirer: …”There’s a lot of big important things that need to be … Continue reading

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