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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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The GOP is at it again – launching a “new” energy message tour to criticize the President and Democrats is just their latest effort to downplay the last 499 days of obstructing economic recovery and picking millionaires over the middle … Continue reading

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For 490 days of their majority, House Republicans have obstructed Democratic initiatives to grow the economy while simultaneously refusing to put forward their own jobs agenda.  Today, President Obama urged Congress to act on a ‘to do list’ that will … 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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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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As Americans face rising gas prices, Republicans are spouting talking points assigning blame to President Obama, instead of taking action against Wall Street speculators who are driving up the cost of oil, hurting consumers, and potentially damaging our economic recovery. … Continue reading

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For 297 days, the GOP has refused to act on Americans’ top priority – job creation – but they have been quite busy passing dead end Drill-Only energy bills and protecting tax breaks for Big Oil, one of the most … Continue reading

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Today, the Republican Majority brought H.R. 2608 (the Continuing Appropriations Act) to the House floor for a vote. The bill funds the government through November 18th at the level agreed upon in the Budget Control Act and provides $3.65 billion … Continue reading

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