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Day April 3, 2009

Democrats are Providing Urgently Needed Tax Relief for Middle-Class Families

President Obama and the Democratic Congress have inherited the worst economic crisis in generations and are confronting a Republican Deficit created by years of irresponsible spending and misplaced priorities. While the road to a full, sustainable recovery is long, President Obama and the Democratic Congress have taken the first steps toward making critical investments that…

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Democrats are Making Urgently Needed Investments in Housing and Community Development

As Democrats work to reverse the Republican Deficit and get the economy working again by making long-term investments, creating jobs, providing middle class tax relief, we have not forgotten the origin of the current recession: the crash of the housing market.  In the coming weeks and months, we will build upon legislation passed in the…

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Democratic Accomplishments in the 111th Congress: Honoring the American People’s Call for Change

Senate Democrats will honor the faith Americans have placed in us to bring about needed change in this country by advancing a bold agenda that rebuilds and reinvests in America. In the coming weeks and months we look forward to enacting legislation to protect homeowners and consumers, make America more energy independent, expand access to…

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The Democratic Budget Invests in America’s Future and Focuses on Middle-Class Families

President Obama and the Democratic Congress have inherited the worst and most complex economic crisis in generations.  The Republican Deficit – eight years of misguided policies and misplaced priorities – have taken our economy from prosperity to recession and made life for working families less affordable and less secure.  While the American people know the…

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Democrats are Investing in America’s Future: Education

Senate Democrats are committed to fixing the economic crisis inherited from Republicans but to do so we must make critical investments in our nation’s future – including investments in education so that all Americans will be able to compete in the global economy.  Democrats believe everyone deserves access to a complete and competitive education from…

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Reid: Jobless Numbers Another Stark Reminder That We Must Act to Strengthen Economy for Middle-Class Families

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the Labor Department reported 663,000 more Americans lost their jobs in March, raising the unemployment rate to 8.5 percent – the highest in a quarter-century:   “Today’s unemployment numbers reinforce the urgency with which we must fix our economy, recover from the Republican…

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Democrats are Investing in America’s Future: Clean Energy

Since the 111th Congress began, Democrats have been working to create jobs across the country by making major new investments in clean energy.  These efforts were realized most recently when Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, followed by the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, and most recently the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Resolution. …

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Democrats are Working to Reverse the REPUBLICAN DEFICIT That is Crippling the U.S. Economy

Over the last eight years, the state of the American economy has gone from good to worse to terrible.  Years of irresponsible governing, shortsighted fiscal policies, and lax regulation by President Bush and Congressional Republicans have left a Republican Deficit so widespread that it impacts every aspect of American life and so deep that it…

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Democrats are Investing in America’s Future: Health Care

Senate Democrats are committed to repairing the economic crisis inherited from Republicans, but to do so we must make critical investments in our nation’s future – including reform of our broken health care system.   For our economy to truly recover and prosper we must help middle-class families and businesses cope with skyrocketing costs.  That…

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