Monthly Archives: May 2012

In a press conference today, Speaker Boehner and Republican leaders defended their plan to protect tax breaks for millionaires, Big Oil and corporations that ship jobs overseas. When asked about Leader Pelosi’s letter calling for an immediate vote to extend … Continue reading

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Congressional Republicans have so far chosen to stand with millionaires instead of the middle class. And despite the GOP’s debt ceiling debacle which unquestionably hurt our economy last year, Speaker Boehner is gearing up to do it again. In a column … Continue reading

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This afternoon, House Democrats held a hearing, co-chaired by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Congressman George Miller (D-CA), to discuss the need for legislation that gives rights to employees to challenge and eliminate pay discrimination in the workplace. The Paycheck … Continue reading

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To:  Congressional Republicans Fr:   Democratic Leader’s Press Office Dt:   May 29, 2012 Re:  Why Wait? We both agree that taxes should not be hiked on America’s middle class.  So why wait to provide American families and small businesses … Continue reading

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Speaker John Boehner continues to use taxpayer dollars to defend discrimination by advocating for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court.  But yesterday, he and his GOP-led Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (BLAG) were dealt another blow to their efforts—a … Continue reading

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Today Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to Speaker Boehner calling for the House to immediately vote on a permanent extension of the middle income tax cuts – for those making up to $1 million – and use the … Continue reading

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“If we really are serious about getting the American people back to work, removing the clouds of uncertainty are important. We — you look at the end of the year, we’re looking at the largest tax increase in America history … Continue reading

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House Republicans continue to choose politics over progress, regardless of the consequences for our economy. After squandering more than ten weeks trying and failing to pass their partisan “my way or the highway” transportation bill, House Republicans still refuse to … Continue reading

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House Democrats are committed to strengthening the middle class, growing the economy, and creating jobs.  But after 500 days, this is what we know about House Republicans: they are choosing politics over progress for the middle class while demanding that … Continue reading

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The GOP is at it again – launching a “new” energy message tour to criticize the President and Democrats is just their latest effort to downplay the last 499 days of obstructing economic recovery and picking millionaires over the middle … Continue reading

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