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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Last year, the Democratic-led Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to jumpstart the economy through job creation and invest in America's future–including energy, infrastructure, and education. While every Congressional Republican voted against this legislation, many of those same … Continue reading

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Yesterday, Speaker Pelosi, Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, Chairwoman Barbara Lee, Chairwoman Nydia Velazquez, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, Congresswoman Susan Davis, Congresswoman Judy Chu, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, and dozens of Democratic women Members of Congress held a press conference on the East Front … Continue reading

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Nearly a month ago, the House passed the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act to help create or save more than a million American jobs, ensure seniors can keep their own doctors (SGR) and extend a proven economy booster, … Continue reading

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Editorials across the nation call out the BP Republicans for siding with Big Oil over the American people: New York Times Editorial — Serial Apologies, No Contrition: House Republicans had their chance to do the right thing and remove Joe … Continue reading

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A new Lake Research Partners poll released today shows the American people overwhelmingly support strong Wall Street Reform legislation that will hold Big Banks accountable and impose tough oversight to ensure Wall Street's risky behavior can never again cost Americans … Continue reading

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This afternoon, the House passed the DISCLOSE Act by a vote of 219-206 to close some of the biggest election loopholes created by the Citizens United case–the Supreme Court decision that opened the floodgates to unrestricted special interest campaign donations … Continue reading

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This afternoon, the House passed HR 5481, legislation to provide the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling with subpoena power. This will ensure the Commission can conduct a complete analysis of the systemic industry … Continue reading

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Last week, Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX)–Ranking Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee–outraged America when he apologized to BP through its CEO Tony Hayward after President Obama got the company to set aside $20 billion in a disaster compensation … Continue reading

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According to news reports, the Energy and Commerce Committee's top Republican who publicly apologized to BP has now apologized to his fellow Republican Members of Congress in a behind-closed-doors meeting this morning. As described by Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH): … Continue reading

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The Affordable Care Act, passed 90 days ago, puts Americans–not the insurance companies–in control of their own health care. Today, as directed by the health insurance reform legislation, the Administration issued regulations to implement the new Patient's Bill of Rights. … Continue reading

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