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Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Republican spending bill (HR 1) on the floor this week cuts jobs. Republicans say ‘so be it.’ Today, the House is considering several Republican amendments to HR 1 that block funds from being used to implement any aspect of … Continue reading

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In addition to destroying jobs and threatening economic growth, the GOP spending bill (HR 1) on the floor this week eliminates Title X—a program that provides life-saving health services, including HIV testing, cancer screening, blood-pressure testing, and contraceptive services for … Continue reading

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As Dana Milbank explains in the Washington Post today, the GOP spending bill on the floor this week (HR 1) includes $450 million dollars for a jet engine the Pentagon didn’t ask for and doesn’t even want: Among the savings … Continue reading

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American Jobs 800,000: Private and public-sector jobs destroyed by domestic spending cuts Jobs Rebuilding America 284,000: Private-sector transportation and infrastructure jobs lost Educating America 218,000: Children kicked out of Head Start 55,000: Early Learning teachers, teacher assistants and related staff … Continue reading

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Every Member of Congress takes an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. While Members of Congress are all united in their commitment to protect our country against its enemies, they should be equally united to uphold the Constitution. Today, … Continue reading

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On Friday night, House Republicans introduced an irresponsible and dangerous spending bill that cuts jobs, threatens American innovation, and diminishes investments in rebuilding America. Today, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussed how these cuts would also impact our national security: … Continue reading

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Less than 24 hours after Speaker John Boehner accepted the gavel ‘offering his commitment’ that “openness – once a tradition of this institution, but increasingly scarce in recent decades, will be the new standard” the Rules Committee reported out a … Continue reading

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The world has benefited from the impatience of youth in Egypt; our faith in the future is strengthened by their powerful example. They have demonstrated enormous bravery in demanding the democratic freedoms that will help them achieve their aspirations. Today … Continue reading

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Today, House Republicans brought their latest YouCut bill to the House floor – the United Nations Tax Equalization Refund Act (HR 519) – which wouldn’t save taxpayers one dime and jeopardizes urgently needed security upgrades requested by the New York … Continue reading

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Hear from freshman House Democrats on why they came to Congress, what they hope to accomplish and why creating jobs and improving our economy is their highest priority:

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