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Today, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law–common-sense rules to ensure Wall Street and big banks can't play Russian Roulette again with our futures. We know from experience they're not going to police … Continue reading

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It's clear the House Republican economic plan for the future is more of the “exact same” failed Bush-Republican policies that got us into this mess in the first place. Today, House Republican Leader John Boehner described the GOP ‘plan’ to … Continue reading

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At 11:30am EST, President Obama will sign the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law–watch live: JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV Learn more about the legislation»

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In 2005, President Bush and Congressional Republicans tried to privatize Social Security and cut benefits. Democrats and the American people said no. As we celebrate Social Security on its 75th anniversary next month, Social Security is once again under assault … Continue reading

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This afternoon, the Senate finally passed a motion to proceed on legislation that will extend emergency relief for jobless Americans. Instead of immediately acting on the bill, as over 2.5 million workers have already lost their unemployment insurance, Senate Republicans … Continue reading

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On NBC's Meet the Press, a Republican leader Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) admitted the Republican economic plan for the future is more of the same failed Bush-Republican policies that got us into this mess: David Gregory: “…I think what a … Continue reading

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On Sunday, a top Republican leader–Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)–admitted the Republican economic plan for the future is more of the same failed Bush-Republican policies that got us into this mess. On Meet the Press, he explained: David Gregory: “…I think … Continue reading

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Today Republican Leader John Boehner put his mouth where the money is. After a meeting this morning with a bevy of special interest lobbyists, and one day after he called for the repeal of Wall Street reform, he said: “I … Continue reading

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Speaker Pelosi, House Leaders, Committee Chairs, and Members of Congress delivered remarks this afternoon in the Capitol at an enrollment ceremony to sign the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and send it to President Obama for his signature: … Continue reading

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Today, the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) released a report on the economic benefits of unemployment insurance. The report concluded that expanded unemployment benefits: Added 1.15 million American jobs since 2007 Promoted spending by the jobless that increased hours worked for … Continue reading

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