Monthly Archives: January 2011

This afternoon, a federal district judge in Florida ruled against the Affordable Care Act. Leader Pelosi on the decision: Today’s court ruling is one of many. While some are using every means to undermine patients’ rights, we will continue to … Continue reading

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Instead of focusing on jobs and the economy, the Republican leadership brought a bill to the floor today–with absolutely no hearings–to place control of our elections more squarely into the hands of secret corporate donors. The legislation (H.R. 359) does … Continue reading

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Tonight, President Obama offered a strong vision for our nation’s future rooted in the strength of the American people. The President outlined a Sputnik-type commitment to the entrepreneurial spirit of the American people, through which we can lead the world … Continue reading

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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin will deliver the response to President Obama’s State of the Union address. Will he answer the following three questions? 1. Will Mr. Ryan explain the consequences of the plan by 174 House … Continue reading

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At 9pm EST tonight, President Obama will address Members of Congress and our nation for his second State of the Union address. You can watch the address online in a number of places including:»»»» is … Continue reading

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According to Politico, House Republicans are attempting to claim credit for improvements in the economy: 19 days in, GOP leadership takes credit for job growth It took less than three weeks for the new Republican Congressional leadership to claim credit … Continue reading

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Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy was sworn into office as the 35th President of the United States and inspired the nation with this speech: This afternoon, Leader Pelosi joined Vice President Joe Biden, Congressional leaders, and the Kennedy … Continue reading

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Three weeks into the 112th Congress, Americans are still waiting for the GOP to bring a jobs bill to the floor. Democrats remain ready to work with the GOP on job creation and every effort will be measured by whether … Continue reading

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This afternoon, Leader Pelosi spoke on the House floor in strong opposition to the Patients’ Rights Repeal bill (H.R. 2): Transcript:

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Health insurance reform signed into law last year offers seniors better benefits and lower costs — improving Medicare benefits with lower prescription drug costs for those in the ‘donut hole’ and bringing better chronic care, free preventive care, and nearly … Continue reading

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