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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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With just eight legislative days until the GOP-led House calls it quits for the year, it looks like the Republican ‘plan’ to take up comprehensive immigration reform will be just another GOP broken promise to the American people. From the … Continue reading

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Speaker Boehner and House GOP Leaders might not be ready for comprehensive immigration reform – but the American people are. According to a recent national poll: 71 percent of Americans support immigration reform. This number is mirrored in Speaker Boehner’s … Continue reading

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There is broad bipartisan support for immigration reform across the country and here in Congress. The time is now. “71 percent of voters surveyed nationwide said they would back an immigration bill that contains the following provisions: border security, an … Continue reading

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Bradford Wells and Anthony John Makk are a legally married bi-national couple, but have continued to face separation due to the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act. Leader Pelosi has intervened on behalf of her constituents with federal immigration officials and … Continue reading

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Tonight, the House passed the DREAM Act by a vote of 216-198: The DREAM Act is common-sense legislation to give hundreds of thousands of young people who call our nation home and strive to take part in the American dream … Continue reading

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Later tonight, the House will be voting on the DREAM Act—common-sense legislation to give students who grew up in the United States a chance to contribute to our country’s well-being by serving in the U.S. Armed Forces or pursuing a … Continue reading

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The new law in Arizona is a reminder of the need for urgent, bipartisan action at the federal level to enact comprehensive immigration reform to secure our borders, keep our nation safe, uphold the rule of law, protect our workers … Continue reading

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Today, USA Today published an editorial by Speaker Pelosi about the need for an economic recovery package: We need to do more Large economic stimulus package will benefit American families By Nancy Pelosi On Monday, America’s foremost economists told House … Continue reading

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By blocking action on the Dream Act, Senate Republicans prevented a critical first step to address our nation's broken immigration system. Our immigration system needs to honor the promise of America and recognize the enormous contributions that immigrants make to … Continue reading

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