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Monthly Archives: December 2008

President-elect Obama's selection of Shaun Donovan to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development reaffirms the new Administration's commitment to strengthening home ownership, increasing access to affordable rental housing, curbing predatory lending, improving public housing, and tackling the economic … Continue reading

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Speaker Pelosi sent the following letter today to President Bush urging that any assistance provided to automakers by the Administration require the same strong taxpayer protections and conditions for viability and competitiveness that were passed by the House earlier this … Continue reading

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After Senate Republicans blocked passage of bipartisan legislation to provide short-term, temporary loans to American automakers tonight, Speaker Pelosi issued the following statement: The House-passed bipartisan legislation protects taxpayers, preserves environmental standards and places tough accountability measures on the auto … Continue reading

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Tom Daschle's nomination as Secretary of Health and Human Services and his selection as Director of the new White House Office of Health Reform is great news for all Americans worried about the cost and quality of their health care, … Continue reading

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Not in a generation have workers faced such challenges, which is why Democrats have repeatedly urged President Bush and Senate Republicans to stop obstructing the economic recovery and jobs bill the House passed in September. Regrettably, Republican opposition to this … Continue reading

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This evening, the House passed HR 7321, the Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act, by a vote of 237-170. Speaking in support of passage, Speaker Pelosi said: Since the days when Model Ts first rolled off Henry Ford's assembly line, … Continue reading

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Today is International Human Rights Day. Sixty years ago, the UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights “as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of … Continue reading

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Chairman Barney Frank has introduced HR 7321, the Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act to address the American auto industry’s request for financial assistance. The legislation provides up to $14 billion in short-term bridge loans and includes accountability measures banning … Continue reading

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Today, the House Financial Services Committee is holding a hearing to examine oversight concerns regarding the Treasury Department's conduct of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). This hearing follows the release of two Congressionally mandated oversight reports by the Government … Continue reading

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Energy and Commerce Chairman John Dingell and Rep. Bart Stupak, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, released a report today entitled, “Deception and Distrust: The Federal Communications Commission Under Chairman Kevin J. Martin.” The report details findings of … Continue reading

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