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Monthly Archives: January 2009

This morning, President Obama signed two Presidential Memoranda focusing on energy independence and climate change: Obama Opens Way for States to Tighten Emissions Rules Kim Chipman and Edwin Chen, Bloomberg – January 26, 2009: President Barack Obama opened the way … Continue reading

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The Rules Committee has posted The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 online. The bill will be formally introduced on Monday, January 26th. Read the legislation (.pdf)>> Read summaries from the committee markups: Committee on Appropriations Committee on Ways … Continue reading

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The executive order by President Obama repealing the global gag rule is welcome news to the poorest women and families in the world. For the last eight years, the Bush Administration imposed the global gag rule, also known as the … Continue reading

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On the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we reaffirm our commitment to protecting a woman’s right to make her own reproductive health care decisions. We do so just two days after swearing in a new President who is committed … Continue reading

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Next week, the House will vote on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, working from priorities shared with President Barack Obama. The plan will create and save 3 to 4 million jobs, jumpstart our economy, and transform it for the … Continue reading

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The House Democratic Caucus today approved the nominations of the following Members to serve on the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct in the 111th Congress: Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren of California as Chair of the committee Congressman Ben Chandler of … Continue reading

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Today, the House passed the TARP Reform and Accountability Act (HR 384) by a vote of 260-166 to amend the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) provisions of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) to: strengthen accountability, close loopholes, … Continue reading

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Today at 12pm EST, the Appropriations Committee is having a full committee meeting to markup the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which creates and saves 3 to 4 million jobs, jumpstarts our economy, and transforms it for the 21st century. … Continue reading

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Speaker Pelosi announced today that she will recommend Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) to chair the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct to the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee and the House Democratic Caucus, saying: Congresswoman Lofgren has demonstrated … Continue reading

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President Obama has launched whitehouse.gov, featuring a blog in the “Briefing Room” section. Visit it at www.whitehouse.gov.

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