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Yesterday, the CBO released a report highlighting the clear economic benefits of raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour including lifting nearly one million Americans out of poverty, giving a pay raise to almost 25 million people and helping … Continue reading

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Republicans have held the majority of the House of Representatives for three full years or more than 1,100 days. You would think after all that time they would have a plan – but apparently they do not… From POLITICO, “Jobless … Continue reading

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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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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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The Republican Government Shutdown may be over but the 16-day, Tea Party-fueled debacle and GOP history of lurching from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis is having a lasting impact on American consumers and the business community. USA Today – Survey: … Continue reading

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MEMORANDUM   To: Speaker Boehner, House GOP Leaders, Tea Party Republicans Fr:  Democratic Leader’s Press Office Dt: October 10, 2013 Re: New NBC/WSJ Poll                  Trust us when we say you’re going to want to sit down. A new NBC/WSJ … Continue reading

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GOP Has Held to Strategy Despite Polls Showing Large Majority of  Americans Oppose Shutting Down the Government Over Affordable Care Act Over the last three weeks, the House GOP Leadership has continued to cling to and defend their strategy to … Continue reading

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2013 Budget Timeline: No Regular Order, Just More GOP Obstruction & Manufactured Crises Republicans have refused to negotiate with congressional Democrats and President Obama all year; when the American people ask how we got to this point on the budget, … Continue reading

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This week House Republicans will bring to the floor another statement of Republican priorities: a bill to slash $40 billion from SNAP – or food stamps – forcing nearly four million people to lose benefits next year.  Editorial boards around … Continue reading

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In this month’s ELLE magazine, a new poll highlights the challenges women face in the workplace – and their call for action addressing them.  From the ELLE and the Center for American Progress poll: 81 percent of men and 93 … Continue reading

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