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Monthly Archives: January 2011

GOP MYTH: The health reform law destroys jobs. FACT: To the contrary, there has been month after month of private sector job growth since health reform was enacted: 1.1 million private sector jobs have been created since enactment of health … Continue reading

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Tomorrow, the House Republican Leadership is bringing the Patients’ Rights Repeal bill (HR 2) to a vote on the House floor. For America’s seniors, a vote to repeal is a vote to: Increase drug costs for seniors, by taking away … Continue reading

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Sargent Shriver’s life and career are a profile in public service, a story of dedication to our nation, fidelity to our values, and commitment to strong American leadership across the globe. He marched for peace at home and served in … Continue reading

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Today Rep. Waxman, Ranking Member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Rep. Pallone released an analysis of the impact of the Republican repeal efforts on patients’ rights, protections, and benefits contained in Affordable Care Act for all Congressional … Continue reading

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This afternoon at 1pm EST, the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee will hold a hearing on the impact of the Republican plan to repeal patients’ rights guaranteed to millions of Americans and to put insurance companies back in charge … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr. gave his life in the struggle against prejudice and for equality; against hatred and for brotherhood; against division and for non-violence. He offered us a message of peace, and inspired us to respect our neighbors not … Continue reading

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This morning, the House will meet at 10 am to consider a resolution condemning the attacks in Arizona and honoring and remembering the victims: RESOLUTION Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to the tragic shooting in … Continue reading

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Today, the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling released their report on steps the federal government and the oil industry should take to prevent similar disasters in the future. In the 111th Congress, the … Continue reading

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Yesterday, President Obama called for a moment of silence today at 11 am EST to honor the victims, including those still fighting for their lives, of the senseless tragedy in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday. The House community joined the moment … Continue reading

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This morning, the Department of Labor released its jobs report for December 2010 finding the unemployment rate dropped to 9.4% – the lowest level in 19 months. They report the private sector grew for the 12th straight month, with 113,000 … Continue reading

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