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During the Presidential Inaugural luncheon in the Capitol this afternoon, Speaker Pelosi presented President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden two flags that were flown over the Capitol during the Inaugural Ceremony. The Speaker's remarks, as prepared: Welcome all … Continue reading

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Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), House Majority Leader: Today, our Nation celebrated a day of renewal. The Inauguration of Barack Obama was not simply the end of one presidency and the beginning of another: so many of us hope that … Continue reading

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To watch a live streaming web cast of the swearing-in ceremony, click here>> UPDATE: Whitehouse.gov will have the video and the full text of President Obama's Inaugural Address later today.

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Tuesday, on the steps of the Capitol, we will inaugurate the 44th President of the United States. From the inaugural platform, President Obama will look across the expanse of the National Mall to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where … Continue reading

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Chairman Waxman has set an aggressive timetable for action to reduce global warming and our dependence on foreign oil. I share his sense of urgency and his belief that we cannot afford another year of delay. The House is fortunate … Continue reading

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In the next two weeks, the House will consider the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan, which makes long-term investments that are worthy, needed, fully-screened, and based on merit, not politics. Developed with priorities shared by President-elect Obama, the plan will … Continue reading

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Speaker Pelosi announced today that the House Democratic Steering Committee has nominated appointments to the House Agriculture Committee, House Education & Labor Committee, House Foreign Affairs Committee, House Judiciary Committee, House Natural Resources Committee, House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, … Continue reading

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Today, the House passed the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009, H.R. 2 by a vote of 289-139. This legislation expands the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) to cover 11 million children. The program currently provides health … Continue reading

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This morning, the Congressional Oversight Panel is holding hearing on regulatory reform of the financial sector in preparation for a congressionally mandated report they will issue on current regulations and how the existing regulatory structure contributed to the ongoing financial … Continue reading

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Today, House Democratic leaders introduced the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009, legislation to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) to cover 11 million children. The program currently provides health insurance for more than 7 million … Continue reading

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