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A similar version of this memo went out today in the following 30 districts represented by Republican Members of Congress who have stated their support for comprehensive immigration reform, but have not signed the #DemandAVote discharge petition calling for a … Continue reading

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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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Repeals Protections and Benefits Millions of Women Enjoy Under ACA Insurance companies would be allowed once again to charge women more than men for the same health coverage. Insurance companies would be allowed once again to treat being a woman … 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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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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As House Republicans prepare to vote for the 50th time to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act, let’s take a look at 50 accomplishments of this landmark reform to date… More than 4 million Americans have enrolled in private … Continue reading

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