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Fact Sheet: One Year After BP Disaster, Republicans Give Tax Breaks To Big Oil Paid For By Re-Opening The Donut Hole For Seniors

Republican Budget Protects $44 Billion In Tax Breaks For Big Oil And Gas Companies While Cutting Prescription Drug Benefits For Seniors By The Same Amount Republican Budget Protects Nearly $44 Billion in Tax Loopholes and Subsidies For Oil and Gas Companies While Forcing Seniors To Pay the Same Amount in Additional Costs for their Prescription…

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Republican Myths about the Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Jobs

In their efforts to repeal and defund the Affordable Care Act, Republicans continue to make false claims about the impact of the law on federal and state budgets, the economy, and our current health care system.  They ignore nonpartisan analysis from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and other independent experts and instead concoct arguments based…

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Republican Myths about the Impact of the Affordable Care Act on State Budgets

In their efforts to repeal and defund the Affordable Care Act, Republicans continue to make false claims about the impact of the law on federal and state budgets, the economy, and our current health care system.  They ignore nonpartisan analysis from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which found the cost to be tens of billions…

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Republican Myths about Costs of the Affordable Care Act

In their efforts to repeal and defund the Affordable Care Act, Republicans continue to make false claims about the impact of the law on federal and state budgets, the economy, and the health care system.  They ignore nonpartisan analysis from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and other independent experts and instead concoct arguments based on…

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S. 23, America Invents Act of 2011

CENTRAL POINTS: In order to win the future, America must out-innovate and out-build the rest of the world.  Yet the U.S. patent system lags woefully behind.  Over 750,000 patent applications have yet to be approved due to inefficiencies in the approval process. The America Invents Act will create jobs and promote innovation by reforming the…

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Fact Sheet: House Republicans’ CR Slashes Investments in Jobs, Security and Education

Slashes Funding for Social Security Administration, Meaning Delays for Seniors and Disabled Americans Awaiting Benefits. The House bill cut funding for the Social Security Administration, meaning half a million Americans who are legally entitled to benefits and would otherwise have received them will instead be waiting for them. Slashes Title I Education Funding, Putting 1…

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Trade Adjustment Assistance

Without swift Congressional action, the expanded Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program will expire on February 12, leaving hundreds of thousands of hardworking Americans and their families cut off from the assistance and job training they need to help them get back on their feet after their jobs have been shipped overseas.  TAA provides benefits and…

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Judicial Vacancy Crisis

Judicial vacancies in our federal courts are reaching historic highs.  There are currently 104 vacancies on federal district and circuit courts, forty-nine of which are determined to be judicial emergencies by the non-partisan Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, which means there are simply not enough judges on the bench to do the work of…

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S. 223, FAA Reauthorization

CENTRAL POINTS In his State of the Union address, President Obama heeded voters’ call and offered a balanced approach to spending, economic growth and job creation.   While it makes sense to cut wasteful and unnecessary programs, we must invest in what moves our country forward, spurs economic growth and strengthens the middle-class. The FAA…

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Republicans’ Irresponsible Debt Ceiling Proposal

This week, Sen. Pat Toomey introduced S.163, an irresponsible bill regarding the debt ceiling that he previewed in a Wall Street Journal op-ed last week. In the House, a companion bill is being touted by the Republican Study Committee, the same group of House Republicans that earlier this month proposed draconian budget cuts that would…

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