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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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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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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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In his latest attempt to deny the devastating impact of the Republican budget, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan chose to throw facts to the wind this morning on the “Today” Show:    “Do you acknowledge poor people will suffer … Continue reading

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There have been troubling reports recently of employers asking for prospective employees’ personal passwords for social networking websites like Facebook during interviews: The Associated Press: When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience … Continue reading

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On the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, Leader Pelosi published an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle on the importance of the legislation and how it’s already making our country healthier: The San Francisco Chronicle March 23, 2012 … Continue reading

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To: Reporters, Editors, Producers Fr:  Democratic Leader’s Press Office Dt:  March 23, 2012 Re: Sunday Show Preview – Paul Ryan’s Rhetoric vs. Reality  This Sunday, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan will continue the promotional tour for his out-of-touch budget … Continue reading

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This Friday marks the 2nd anniversary of President Obama signing the Affordable Care Act into law. Health reform has been especially important to women–we often face higher health care costs than men and multiple other barriers to obtaining health insurance, … Continue reading

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On March 23, 2010 President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. In the nearly two years since, Americans are already seeing lower costs & better coverage: 86 million Americans, including both seniors in Medicare and Americans under age … Continue reading

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