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Last week, Speaker Boehner claimed that “the price of gasoline is driven by two factors. It’s driven by supply and it’s driven by demand.” Right now we’re seeing high gas prices across the country, but it’s not because of supply … Continue reading

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While Speaker Boehner continued playing the blame game on gas prices yesterday, he declared that “the price of gasoline is driven by two factors. It’s driven by supply and it’s driven by demand.” Let’s look at the math: Supply: Domestic … Continue reading

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Today, House Republicans held a hearing impacting millions of American women seeking safe and affordable coverage for basic preventive health care, including contraception, where the Republican Majority refused to allow a single witness put forward by the Democratic Members of … Continue reading

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Medicare and Social Security are bedrock promises we have made to our seniors but Republicans appear to be determined to end the Medicare guarantee for seniors and increase their health care costs. Last year, House Republicans voted to end the … Continue reading

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Today, President Obama acted to protect consumers against some of the worst abuses in the financial marketplace by appointing Richard Cordray the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Senate Republican obstructionism has until now prevented the bureau from fulfilling … Continue reading

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Today, the United States Supreme Court announced it would consider legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act. As the White House blog writes, “earlier this year, the Obama Administration asked the Supreme Court to hear the case against the Affordable … Continue reading

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House Democrats believe we should be spending time on jobs legislation–like the American Jobs Act to create 1.9 million jobs or the bipartisan China currency legislation to create more than 1 million jobs. Instead, House Republicans are pursuing their ideological … Continue reading

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Yesterday, the Department of Transportation announced tough, new airline passenger protections–from the DOT blog, Fast Lane: Here are some of the common-sense ways we’re looking out for passengers under these new protections: If you are involuntarily bumped from an oversold … Continue reading

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This morning, Leader Pelosi met with Elizabeth Warren, Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, along with freshmen, sophomore and junior Members of the Democratic Caucus: Tomorrow marks … Continue reading

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It’s been 189 days since the GOP took control of the House and rather than working on legislation which will foster job creation and strengthen our economy, Republicans are taking American families another step backward and voting on a bill … Continue reading

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