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On December 15th, 2010, the Democratically-controlled House overwhelmingly passed the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act (HR 2965) by a vote of 250-175—quickly followed by Senate passage on December 18th and the President’s signature into law on December 22nd: Watch … Continue reading

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Leader Pelosi issued the following statement calling for transparency with respect to the Joint Committee’s deliberations: Without regard or respect for the recent S&P comment on our nation’s credit rating, it is important to note the role that transparency and … Continue reading

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House Republicans left DC for the August District Work Period on Monday night abandoning 4,000 furloughed workers and tens of thousands of private sector workers affected by the Republican-forced Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shutdown. While they claim to be fiscally … Continue reading

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This afternoon, Leader Pelosi and the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee are holding a hearing on how a default on the debt would impact our economy, job creation, seniors and the middle class. As Bruce Bartlett, Former Advisor to … Continue reading

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Unable to take the heat on their plan to end Medicare, House Republicans have resorted to blatantly censoring the facts about their irresponsible budget—but the GOP can’t stifle the truth from the American people. Roll Call – House Democrats Cry … Continue reading

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As American families and small businesses are getting pinched at the gas pump, House Republicans are protecting oil speculators by slashing funding for the agency tasked with policing price manipulation in the oil markets. The GOP proposal announced yesterday by … Continue reading

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Today Leader Nancy Pelosi wrote to Speaker Boehner concerning his effort to initiate a defense in court cases concerning the discriminatory and indefensible Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Speaker Boehner had written Leader Pelosi earlier today responding to her letter … Continue reading

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Yes, it’s April Fools, but this is no joke. This morning, Republicans are attempting to rewrite the Constitution – claiming that their ‘So Be It’ spending bill will become the law of the land even if the Senate doesn’t pass … Continue reading

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A century ago, a fire burned through three floors of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, one of many garment sweatshops in New York City. Trapped inside, many workers – mostly young Jewish and Italian women – leapt out windows to their … Continue reading

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This morning, Leader Pelosi returned from spending two days in Afghanistan leading a bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Afghanistan with: Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Congressman John Mica (R-FL) Congressman Leonard Boswell (D-IA) Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) In Afghanistan, the delegation visited … Continue reading

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