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Day February 12, 2010

Creating Jobs Through Investments in Infrastructure

In the near future, Senate Democrats will consider a jobs bill that will help to put Americans back to work by continuing to fund transportation programs and providing financing for new infrastructure projects.  Extending existing transportation programs and providing new financing tools to state and local governments will allow them to put contractors and construction…


President Obama’s Budget Responsibly Supports Sustainable and Innovative Housing Initiatives

President Obama released his budget plan for Fiscal Year 2011 last week.  The budget seeks to restore economic growth and opportunity, create jobs in the short- and long-term, and reduce the deficit in half by 2012.    Building on important investments already made in the 111th Congress, the President’s budget reflects his priorities for the Department…


Obama Budget Emphasizes Democrats’ Commitment to Fiscal Responsibility

As we look to the future, we must recognize that the era of irresponsibility in Washington must end… In the long term, we cannot have sustainable and durable economic growth without getting our fiscal house in order. -President Obama, 2/2/2010 President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2011 budget request includes a strong commitment to getting this nation’s…