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Senate Democrats Are On Your Side: Implementing Health Reform that Works for Middle-Class Americans

Earlier this year, Congress passed and the President signed landmark health insurance reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (P.L. 111-152), and Americans are already experiencing the benefits.  These two laws, together referred to as the Affordable Care Act, put control over health…

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Democrats Cut Taxes by $509 Billion, Putting Taxes at Lowest Level Since 1950

Since President Obama took office, Democrats successfully passed a total of $509 billion in tax cuts for American families and small businesses.  Due to these Democratic efforts, the tax burden on Americans is now at its lowest level in 60 years. [USA Today, 5/12/10; CBPP, 4/14/10]  The following list identifies the major tax cuts enacted…

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Republicans As Usual: Republicans Would Continue To Erode Women’s Security, Equality, and Policy Priorities

On the issues important to women, the contrast is clear: Democrats are fighting to improve the lives of America’s women and their families, while Republicans are standing with the powerful special interests to block women’s advancement in their careers, their health, and their struggle for equality.  The following list provides just a few examples that…

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The Individual Responsibility Policy is Constitutional

Earlier this year, Congress passed and the President signed landmark health reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (P.L. 111-152).� These two laws, together referred to as the Affordable Care Act, put control over health care decisions in the hands of the American…

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Senate Democrats Are On Your Side: Implementing Health Reform that Works for Middle-Class Americans

Earlier this year, Congress passed and the President signed landmark health insurance reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (P.L. 111-152), and Americans are already experiencing the benefits.  These two laws, together referred to as the Affordable Care Act, put control over health…

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Health Reform: Republicans Want to Take Benefits Away

House Republicans recently issued a plan, endorsed by their Senate counterparts, to repeal the health reform law, the Affordable Care Act. [GOP.gov, accessed 9/24/10; Senate Republican Communications Center, 9/23/10]  In advancing their plan to repeal health reform, Republicans would revoke benefits of health reform that have already begun or will begin within a year of…

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On Your Side: Democrats Fighting for Middle-Class Tax Cuts

When it comes to taxes, the contrast is clear:  Democrats are fighting to cut taxes for the middle class and small businesses, while Republicans are holding middle-class tax cuts hostage to more deficit-exploding Bush tax breaks for millionaires and CEOs who ship American jobs overseas. Democrats are committed to ensuring that hard-working middle-class families and…

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Senate Republicans: On the Side of CEOs Who Offshore American Jobs, Not Middle-Class Americans

At a time when millions of Americans are still looking for work, Democrats believe we should be doing everything we can to create jobs here in America.  In contrast, Senate Republicans continue to demonstrate that they are a party more interested in protecting CEOs who ship American jobs overseas than creating jobs here in America. …

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On Your Side: Democrats Working Toward Tough, Fair, and Practical Solutions to Fix Our Immigration System

When it comes to immigration, the contrast is clear: Democrats are committed to comprehensive immigration reform that is tough, fair, and practical, but Republicans are only interested in playing politics and blocking progress. Democrats are fighting for reform that will secure our borders, impose tough sanctions on employers who hire illegal immigrants and require immigrants…

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On Your Side: Senate Democratic Accomplishments in the 111th Congress

Jobs and Economic Recovery –  American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (P.L. 111-5).  The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has created or saved over 3 million jobs so far. DPC resources related to this legislation include:  The Recovery Act: Success Stories in the States (a state-by-state resource); H.R.1: the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,…

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