Monthly Archives: April 2009

Today marks the start of the 15th anniversary of the genocide that occurred in Rwanda where an estimated 800,000 women, men and children were murdered. This evening in Rwanda's capital, Kigali, an official hundred day commemoration of the genocide will … Continue reading

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Today, I called President Berlusconi on behalf of my colleagues in the Congress to express our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those who suffered death and destruction in the earthquake in the Abruzzo region of Italy. … Continue reading

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This evening, the House passed the FY 2010 Budget Resolution (H.Con.Res. 85) by a vote of 233-196. The 2010 Budget Resolution incorporates the four key priorities of the President's budget. It makes strategic investments in education, health care reform, and … Continue reading

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By a vote of 247-171, the House passed the Pay for Performance Act this afternoon. This legislation amends the executive compensation provisions of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to prohibit unreasonable and excessive compensation and compensation not based … Continue reading

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Today, the House passed H.R.1804 – legislation that makes further progress in ending the Military Families Tax, which unfairly penalizes surviving spouses of service members who have died as a result of service-connected conditions. Chairman Skelton: Speaker Pelosi: The New … Continue reading

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