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A CNN poll released today shows a majority of Americans–60%–support the jobs legislation the House passed and President Obama signed into law yesterday. The fully paid-for legislation saves and creates 319,000 jobs, including 161,000 teachers, reduces the deficit by $1.4 … Continue reading

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This afternoon, the House passed the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act (HR 1586) by a vote of 247-161. Speaker Pelosi enrolled the bill this afternoon, sending it to President Obama for his signature into law: The bill saves and … Continue reading

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Today, hours before the House voted 247-161 to pass a bill to create and save 319,000 American jobs, House Republican Leader John Boehner repeated his opposition to the bill, telling reporters that the states are on their own: “We are … Continue reading

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In advance of the 75th anniversary of Social Security this weekend, an editorial in today's USA TODAY blasts the revival of privatization efforts by Congressional Republicans and debunks the fear mongering over Social Security's solvency. It calls the problems “easily … Continue reading

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The fully-paid for legislation that reduces the deficit and closes loopholes that allow corporations to ship American jobs overseas is getting praise across the nation for keeping our children's teachers on the job. AP – Teachers hope $26M jobs bill … Continue reading

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Taking a page out of the failed Bush playbook, Congressional Republicans want to saddle future generations with nearly $700 billion in debt to extend tax cuts for the wealthiest few, while opposing a fully paid-for jobs bill that reduces the … Continue reading

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Congressional Republicans have made their choice clear–with jaw dropping indifference to America's teachers and police officers, the GOP is calling for an extension of the deficit-busting Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest few and saddling Americans with nearly $700 billion … Continue reading

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House Democrats will continue to work to increase American manufacturing and create new, good-paying American jobs through our ‘Make it in America’ agenda–next week voting on a bill to close tax loopholes that encourage big corporations to ship American jobs … Continue reading

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Next week, the House will vote on legislation that will create and save good-paying American jobs, close tax loopholes that send American jobs overseas, reduce the deficit, and is fully paid-for. The most outrageous claims Republicans are making about the … Continue reading

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Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported we lost 131,000 jobs in July, in large part due to the 143,000 temporary Census workers completing their work. But July marked the seventh straight month of private sector job growth with … Continue reading

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