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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Small businesses have felt the brunt of the broken health care system–on average, they pay up to 18% more than large firms for the same health insurance policy and have seen their health care costs grow 129% since 2000. In … Continue reading

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This week, Congressional Republicans once again showed they are more interested in political games and siding with the special interests than working for the middle class. Congressional Republicans sided with the failed policies of the Bush Administration and played a … Continue reading

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Today, Speaker Pelosi announced several reforms to congressional delegation travel (CODEL) undertaken by Members of the House–including the elimination of so-called “enhanced” per diems and a new requirement that Members and staff will be required to book in coach/economy class … Continue reading

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Today, Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued a new report showing anti-fraud enforcement and prevention efforts by the Obama Administration resulted in more than $2.5 billion returned to the Medicare Trust Fund and … Continue reading

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Today, the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held their first hearing on the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Coast Oil Spill as part of their ongoing inquiry examining what caused the explosion on the drilling rig, the adequacy of … Continue reading

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I commend Senators Kerry and Lieberman for their hard work in putting together comprehensive legislation along with Senator Graham. This legislation embraces the key goal of the American Clean Energy and Security Act, passed by the House last June, of … Continue reading

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Yesterday, Speaker Pelosi, Susan Davis (D-CA), Chair of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam), Member of the Armed Services Committee, Niki Tsongas (D-MA), Member of the Armed Services Committee, and Donna Edwards (D-MD), Member of the … Continue reading

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According to a new analysis of federal data by USA Today, the Recovery Act which cut taxes for 98% of all Americans–a bill that all House Republicans voted against–helped bring down tax bills to the lowest level since 1950: One-third … Continue reading

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With the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, President Obama has chosen a candidate who will protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Solicitor General Kagan’s outstanding service … Continue reading

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Despite Republicans' claims to support renewable energy and reducing American dependence on foreign oil, their votes support returning to the Bush Administration's “drill-only” energy policy that led to record profits for Big Oil, even greater U.S. dependence on oil from … Continue reading

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