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Monthly Archives: July 2010

In a meeting at the White House with President Obama and Congressional leaders from both parties yesterday, House Republican Leader John Boehner reportedly claimed he didn't know the deficit-exploding Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans were intentionally designed to … Continue reading

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Congressional Republicans — eager to return to the “exact same agenda” of failed Bush economic policies that put us into this mess — continue to call for an extension of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest few despite the … Continue reading

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Today, economists Mark Zandi and Alan Blinder will release the first comprehensive study that estimates the total effect of fiscal and financial policies of the last few years. In a summary of the analysis this morning, the New York Times … Continue reading

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Today, by obstructing progress on the DISCLOSE Act, Senate Republicans protected the special interests and voted to support takeovers of our elections by big corporations, even those that are foreign-controlled. Senate Republicans blocked a bill that reaffirms a fundamental American … Continue reading

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In a blow to Congressional Republicans who have admitted the GOP economic strategy is more of the same failed Bush-Republican policies that got us into this mess, a new National Journal poll shows the American people overwhelmingly support President Obama's … Continue reading

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In a desperate attempt to distract from their admission that the GOP economic strategy is more of the same failed Bush-Republican policies that got us into this mess, Congressional Republicans are telling reporters that they are crafting an agenda that … Continue reading

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On the 20th anniversary of the historic Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) civil rights legislation, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), who is quadriplegic, is presiding over the House: Rep. Langevin becomes the first Member of Congress in a wheelchair to preside … Continue reading

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By a vote of 272-152, this afternoon the House passed Senate amendments to the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act which the Senate passed last night. This emergency legislation will extend unemployment insurance (UI) benefits to millions of Americans families, which Republicans … Continue reading

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After joining President Bush in his failed attempt to privatize Social Security, House Republican Leader John Boehner and Congressional Republicans are at it again. Yesterday, Boehner described the GOP's alternative budget proposal — authored by Republican Congressman Paul Ryan of … Continue reading

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Today, the House passed two bills in response to the disastrous BP oil spill. The first bill, the Oil Pollution Research and Development Program Reauthorization (H.R. 2693), will strengthen research, development, and demonstration of innovative tools, methods, and technologies for … Continue reading

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