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Labor & Business Leaders Call for Passage of Economic Recovery Plan

Van Hollen, Labor and Business Leaders to Urge Passage of Economic Recovery Plan Washington, D.C. – Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Assistant to the Speaker; Anna Burger, President, Change to Win Labor Federation, Dean Garfield, CEO, Information Technology Industry Council; John Sweeney, President, AFL-CIO; Safra Catz, CEO, Oracle Corp.; Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, Association of…

Pelosi Coming to Irvine Next Week

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will be in Irvine for a luncheon next week at the Caspian Resaturant in Irvine, off Culver Drive.  The luncheon benefits the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The lunch is scheduled for Friday, June 27 at 12:30 PM.  It’s a little pricey with $5,000 for guests and $10,000 for VIPs…

A Letter to the President on FISA

From the Speaker’s Office: “…in the remote possibility that a new terrorist organization emerges that we have never previously identified, the NSA could use existing authority under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to monitor those communications…In an emergency, NSA or the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) may begin surveillance immediately, and a FISA Court…

Pelosi Fact Checks Bush Labor-HHS Veto; Prepares Override Effort

Some commentary on this bill; it had the support of 50 Republicans in Congress.  The president vetoed it claiming there was a lot of pork.  But he also signed a $447 billion defense bill to aid the defense department that was loaded with pork too.  THE FACTS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S LABOR-HHS VETO: Veto Leaves More…

Highlights of Pelosi’s Bipartisan bill on Military Readiness

The bipartisan Department of Defense Appropriations bill strengthens America’s military by: Investing in equipment, training and cutting-edge weaponry, including body armor and vehicles proven to save lives in Iraq; Restoring depleted equipment for the National Guard and Reserves; Funding a larger pay raise (3.5 percent) for our troops than the President requested; and Strengthening health…

From Speaker Pelosi: Choices Matter

Meeting America’s Real Priorities – Choices Matter While pushing for hundreds of billions in spending for Iraq, President Bush continues to reiterate his opposition to Democratic efforts to focus on America’s real priorities. Over the last six years, President Bush and his allies in Congress turned a record surplus into a record deficit.  The President…