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September 15, 2011 Press Release
House Republicans are insisting on a radical departure from the standard practice. They are insisting on taking $1.5 billion from another Departments budget in order to pay for $1 billion in emergency supplemental disaster relief. That is a bad precedent, and one that I believe we will regret as we confront future requests for assistance in disaster recovery. Despite my concerns, I will support this CR.
September 15, 2011 Press Release
House Republicans are insisting on a radical departure from the standard practice. They are insisting on taking $1.5 billion from another Departments budget in order to pay for $1 billion in emergency supplemental disaster relief. That is a bad precedent, and one that I believe we will regret as we confront future requests for assistance in disaster recovery. Despite my concerns, I will support this CR.
September 15, 2011 Press Release
Despite my concerns, I will support this CR. The last thing we need, with a fragile economy and regions reeling from natural disasters, is another partisan political fight in Congress. The American public wants us to act quickly.
September 15, 2011 Press Release
Despite my concerns, I will support this CR. The last thing we need, with a fragile economy and regions reeling from natural disasters, is another partisan political fight in Congress. The American public wants us to act quickly.
September 9, 2011 Press Release
The proposals the President outlined deserve our serious and immediate consideration. We can work together as a committee and, as a first step, I urge you to schedule hearings on the American Jobs Act as soon as possible.
September 9, 2011 Press Release
The proposals the President outlined deserve our serious and immediate consideration. We can work together as a committee and, as a first step, I urge you to schedule hearings on the American Jobs Act as soon as possible.
September 9, 2011 Press Release
Just one week after the U.S. economy reported adding no new jobs in the month of August and barely 100,000 jobs since the Ryan budget was passed, this bill willfully cuts hundreds of thousands of highway, transit and housing construction jobs. Official unemployment hovers around 9 percent and in the construction industry it is much worse at around 13.5 percent. Now is not the time to be laying off even more construction workers.
September 8, 2011 Press Release

"The Republican leadership has presented a subcommittee bill with a completely inadequate funding level that ignores both our nation’s jobs crisis and the drastic need for infrastructure investment...We should be sending paychecks to American construction workers instead of unemployment checks at this critical time." - Rep. Norm Dicks 

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