Monthly Archives: February 2009

President Obama's announcement of a withdrawal schedule for US combat troops in Iraq is good news because it signals that the war is coming to an end. I join the President in commending our troops for the patriotism, courage, and … Continue reading

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Today, Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent the following letter to the Acting Architect of the Capitol, Stephen T. Ayers, asking that the Capitol Power Plant (CPP) use 100 percent natural gas for its operations. They write, … Continue reading

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Today, the House Judiciary Committee marked up and passed HR 157, the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009, and Leader Hoyer announced that the House will take up the bill next week: With today's markup, Congress is … Continue reading

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Today, the Education and Labor Committee held a hearing to build on the conversations happening across the country on national service and volunteerism, examining the importance of national and community service in meeting critical economic needs across the country. Chairman … Continue reading

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Tonight President Obama offered a frank assessment of the challenges facing our country and a path to get America on the right track. His outstanding speech to a Joint Session of Congress — serious, but full of hope and optimism … Continue reading

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Tonight at 9pm EST, President Obama will address a Joint Session of Congress saying, “now is the time to act boldly and wisely — to not only revive this economy, but to build a new foundation for lasting prosperity. Now … Continue reading

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The Senate's confirmation of Secretary Hilda Solis begins a sorely needed new era at the Department of Labor. Working together, President Obama, Secretary Solis, and the Congress will once again put the Labor Department on the side of working people … Continue reading

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The Chicago Tribune reports: Northern Trust Corp., which in November received about $1.5 billion as part of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Troubled Asset Relief Program, defended Tuesday its wining and dining of clients during the recent Northern Trust Open in … Continue reading

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Today, the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation is holding a hearing to receive testimony on the US Airways Flight 1549 Accident. On January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 ditched into the Hudson River at approximately 3:30 pm following … Continue reading

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Speaker Pelosi sent the following letter today to House Committee Chairs, asking them to schedule oversight hearings to examine the budgets of federal agencies under their jurisdiction saying, “as our nation continues to confront severe budget deficits as a result … Continue reading

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