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Monthly Archives: September 2008

Speaker Pelosi issued the following statement today on a sweeping legislative proposal by the Bush Administration to confront the historic financial crisis: Congress is reviewing the Bush Administration's proposal to address the extraordinary crisis in our financial markets. It’s clear … Continue reading

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Speaker Pelosi addressed reporters this morning on the current financial crisis: One thing is clear: George Bush and John McCain have no credibility when it comes to the economy. Just the brevity of the President’s statement. We wondered if he … Continue reading

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Much of the current turmoil in the economy could have been prevented with responsible regulation and oversight by the executive branch. But the foundation of the Bush Administration's approach to governance is the absence of meaningful regulation — turning a … Continue reading

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Speaker Pelosi sent the following letter this evening to President Bush urging him to give a comprehensive and effective systemic response to ongoing turmoil in the financial markets and saying that the worsening economy demands that we have another economic … Continue reading

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Today, the House passed the No Child Left Inside Act, H.R. 3036. One of the greatest challenges facing current and future generations is to build a more sustainable, energy-efficient world. By teaching students about the role of the environment as … Continue reading

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Today, the House Natural Resources Committee, led by Chairman Nick J. Rahall, is holding a full Committee oversight hearing on “Recent Interior Department Inspector General Investigations on Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Collections.” Secretary of the U.S. Department of the … Continue reading

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Yesterday, the House passed the Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act which takes aggressive steps to crack down on the extreme misconduct at the Mineral Management Service — the agency charged with collecting royalties from oil and gas … Continue reading

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Americans know it is time for an oil change – the Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act passed by the House yesterday will lower costs for consumers, invest in clean, renewable energy resources, expand our domestic energy supply, … Continue reading

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Tonight, the Federal Reserve announced that it will lend up to $85 billion to the American International Group(AIG): Fed in AIG rescue – $85B loan CNNMoney.com – September 16, 2008 In an unprecedented move, the Federal Reserve Board is lending … Continue reading

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