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Monthly Archives: December 2007

Budget Bill Reverses Bush Cuts Andrew Taylor, Associated Press – December 15, 2007 Lawmakers unveiled a $500 billion-plus catchall spending bill Sunday, reluctantly sticking within President Bush’s budget but still protecting politically sensitive domestic programs from White House cuts. From … Continue reading

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Speaker Pelosi delivered the Democratic Radio Address today. In her address she discusses historic energy legislation that will set the nation on a path to energy independence and reduce the cost of home heating oil and the price at the … Continue reading

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Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent the following letter to President Bush yesterday requesting an immediate 60-day moratorium on the demolition of public housing developments in New Orleans. The text of the letter follows: December 14, 2007 … Continue reading

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On behalf of all Members of the House of Representatives, I express our deep sadness over the passing of our friend and colleague, Congresswoman Julia Carson. Congresswoman Carson came to Congress after decades of distinguished service to her home state … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement responding to remarks by President Bush at the White House this morning. Below her statement is a fact sheet of major legislation the President has signed into law: “Democrats in … Continue reading

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Yesterday, President Bush vetoed health care for 10 million children for the second time. On the veto, Speaker Pelosi stated, “Let it be clear that Democrats will not rest until 10 million children in America have access to health care, … Continue reading

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UPDATE: The bill has passed, 222-199. Today the House is debating the Intelligence Authorization Conference Report. The bill authorizes the largest amount for intelligence programs ever authorized – containing numerous provisions to improve the effectiveness of intelligence programs and agencies. … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, and Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel held a news conference late this afternoon in the Capitol on the SCHIP bill. Shortly after the news conference, … Continue reading

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From the Democratic Leader: Hoyer: President Should Stop Playing Politics with Defense Employees CRS Report Says Defense Department Has Tools to Avoid Issuing Furlough Notices Click here to read the full CRS Report, “Extending Army Operations in Advance of a … Continue reading

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The Head Start for School Readiness Act is additional evidence of the New Direction Congress' commitment to the future of America's children. This bipartisan legislation is another step toward our goal of ensuring that all children enter school prepared to … Continue reading

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