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Monthly Archives: January 2012

House Democrats on the payroll tax cut conference committee—Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Congressman Sander Levin, Congressman Xavier Becerra, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, and Congressman Henry Waxman—sent a letter today to Congressman Dave Camp, the Chairman of the conference committee and Chairman … Continue reading

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Today, the Department of Labor announced that the economy added 200,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent: With 212,000 jobs added by private businesses, December marks the 22nd consecutive month of private sector job growth. … Continue reading

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This morning, Speaker Pro Tempore Jeff Denham, under orders from Speaker Boehner, refused to allow Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn to speak on the floor and call for the payroll tax cut conference committee to get to work: Mr. … Continue reading

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One year ago today, Republicans took control of the House. While House Republicans are marking the occasion by keeping the House out of session, House Democrats believe we should be here on the job, growing the economy and strengthening the … Continue reading

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Today marks one year since Republicans took control of the House. We’ve got work to do, but the Republican House is marking the occasion by staying out of session while Americans are out of work. Did the House GOP spend … Continue reading

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Bradford Wells and Anthony John Makk are a legally married bi-national couple, but have continued to face separation due to the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act. Leader Pelosi has intervened on behalf of her constituents with federal immigration officials and … Continue reading

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Today, President Obama acted to protect consumers against some of the worst abuses in the financial marketplace by appointing Richard Cordray the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Senate Republican obstructionism has until now prevented the bureau from fulfilling … Continue reading

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