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Equal Pay Can't Wait

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2016 | 3:29 PM


This week marks the anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, signed into law by President Obama seven years ago this Friday. The law finally gave women the ability to challenge unequal pay whenever they discover it is occurring  --  or had...

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A Shameful GOP Milestone as Tea Party Ideology Trumps Women's Health

(217) Comments | Posted January 6, 2016 | 8:56 AM

Today, Republicans in Congress plan to make history. Not for growing the economy or helping the middle class -- but for sending a bill to President Obama that will defund women's health care and hurt millions of Americans.

Defunding Planned Parenthood has been a Republican rallying cry for years. But...

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Protecting Our Climate and the Middle Class

(12) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 10:01 AM

Our nation faces a number of critical challenges. Two of the most pressing are the need to address the economic costs and public health risks associated with climate change and to strengthen the middle class, so I'm proposing a solution to tackle both.

Last year, the National Oceanic and...

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Will Congressman Ryan's Anti-Poverty Plan Heed the Advice of the Experts and Break With the GOP Budget?

(95) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 9:00 AM

Tomorrow, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan will present his proposal to address poverty in the United States. We welcome any ideas that lift more Americans out of poverty and create pathways into the middle class, but we will oppose any plan that uses the sunny language of "reform" as...

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How a Fairer Tax Code Can Improve America's Infrastructure

(5) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 3:02 PM

When Congress headed home to celebrate the Fourth of July, it left two critical issues unaddressed.

The first is the increasing -- and troubling -- trend of big corporations essentially giving up their American citizenship and reincorporating overseas to reduce their U.S. taxes. Despite the fact that...

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The Republican Budget Casts a Dark Shadow Over the American Dream

(34) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 11:44 AM

The reckless Republican budget casts a dark shadow over the American Dream. By gutting vital investments in our future, it is a direct attack on job creation and a recipe for our nation's economic decline. It provides perverse tax incentives to ship American jobs overseas while shortchanging investments in jobs...

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Stop the Anti-Obamacare Hypocrisy

(669) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 4:02 PM

There are two questions Republicans in Congress don't want you to ask about Obamacare. First, if Obamcare is so bad, why does the Republican budget rely on major parts of Obamacare in order to balance? Second, if Obamacare will ruin us, why is the Republican plan for Medicare based on...

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Another Way Forward

(186) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 8:00 AM

Sequestration is scheduled to hit in just a few days and, unless Congress acts, deep automatic cuts will slash critical investments in national priorities like education, law enforcement, and defense. Sequestration will threaten our economic recovery, and the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates it will cost us 750,000 jobs within...

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Breaking the Cycle of Childhood Poverty

(21) Comments | Posted February 3, 2012 | 9:50 AM

This post is part of a series on childhood poverty in the United States in partnership with Save the Children and Julianne Moore. Moore leads the organization's Valentine's Day campaign, through which cards are sold to support the fight against poverty in the U.S. To learn more go to

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We Need You on a 2010 Campaign

(27) Comments | Posted February 26, 2010 | 12:02 PM

The DCCC is proud to announce a fantastic opportunity for those who are interested in keeping America moving forward towards a brighter tomorrow!

The DCCC Fellows program is a great opportunity to learn the in's and out's of a Congressional race and to receive top-tier campaign training. Finally,...

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Join Our Health Care Tele-Town Hall

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2009 | 4:16 PM

As DCCC Chairman and Assistant to the Speaker, I read the e-mails that you send to us. I wanted to address a recent e-mail from Barbara, who is a retired teacher in California. She expressed concern that Democrats aren't one hundred percent behind President Obama's health care reform plan. I...

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Thank You

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2008 | 1:22 PM

I wanted to stop by to personally express my appreciation for the tremendous support you have shown our Democratic candidates at this critical point in the campaign. With just 32 days left to go, your generous online contributions have never been more important than now. Republican incumbents across the country...

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RED ALERT: Big Oil Money vs. You

(1) Comments | Posted September 23, 2008 | 1:06 PM

Red Alert!

Who could forget two years ago when Larry Kissell, a mill worker and public school teacher, came within 330 votes of unseating the Big Oil-funded Republican Congressman Robin Hayes in North Carolina's 8th District?

Here we are two years later and Larry is even closer now. He...

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Exposing Karl Rove's Swift Boat Operation

(61) Comments | Posted July 31, 2008 | 9:58 AM

Yesterday's decision by the House Judiciary Committee to cite Karl Rove for contempt of Congress was an important step forward in holding this White House accountable to the rule of law. Unfortunately, we have not seen the last of Karl Rove and his political tricks.

We have recently learned...

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