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September 23, 2011 Press Release
Many Republicans who voted 'No' last night did so because they believe $1.043 trillion is too much. The bill before us tonight spends $1.043 trillion. I will be the first to say every Member is entitled to change his or her mind. However, I am eager to hear from my Republican colleagues who voted 'No' yesterday why it is OK today to vote for $1.043 trillion in spending.
September 21, 2011 Press Release
The matter that concerns me, however, is the way the majority has provided disaster relief funding...The Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program was started in 2008 to reinvigorate American manufacturing...This is not the time to put American manufacturing jobs at risk.
September 21, 2011 Press Release
The matter that concerns me, however, is the way the majority has provided disaster relief funding...The Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program was started in 2008 to reinvigorate American manufacturing...This is not the time to put American manufacturing jobs at risk.
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.

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