Monthly Archives: March 2009

Last week, President Obama outlined a comprehensive strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan. This morning, the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs held a hearing on understanding and engaging regional stakeholders in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Witnesses … Continue reading

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Tomorrow, the Making Work Pay tax credit passed under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act goes into effect and families across the country will be seeing more money in their paychecks. The Making Work Pay Tax Credit provides immediate and … Continue reading

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This afternoon, the House passed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act (HR 1388) – legislation that launches a new era of service that will give Americans of all ages opportunities to invest through service in our nation’s recovery. This … Continue reading

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Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman and Energy and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Ed Markey released a draft of comprehensive energy legislation, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES), that will create jobs, help end our … Continue reading

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I was so pleased to join President Obama today as he signed the most significant conservation measure to be enacted by Congress in the last 15 years. This bipartisan legislation will create more than 2 million new acres of wilderness, … Continue reading

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I share President Obama's goal of a viable and competitive domestic automotive industry, which is an essential part of America's manufacturing base and our national security, and a critical source of green jobs for the future. We need a forward-looking … Continue reading

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I support President Obama's comprehensive strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan. The President's plan is the result of a detailed study and is wisely centered on dismantling al Qaeda and denying safe havens in both Afghanistan and Pakistan to those who … Continue reading

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President Obama and Congress have presented America with a budget that is a detailed blueprint for economic recovery that will cut the deficit we inherited, cut taxes for middle-income Americans, and create jobs by building a new, clean energy economy, … Continue reading

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Today we mourn the passing of one of our nation's most distinguished scholars, historian John Hope Franklin. His academic and civic contributions helped integrate the African-American narrative into American history — reflecting one of our nation's most cherished goals of … Continue reading

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Strengthening oversight of TARP is critical to ensuring that taxpayers' funds are protected and invested prudently. Today, the House passed a bill to expand the Special Inspector General's (SIG) authority to oversee the financial rescue program enacted last fall by … Continue reading

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