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Becerra to Deliver the Democratic Response to the President’s State of the Union Address in Spanish

January 16, 2007

'As a former Chair of the Hispanic Caucus and a new member of the Democratic Leadership as Assistant to the Speaker, Congressman Becerra strengthens the voice of Latinos and the Democratic Party across the country...'

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Webb to Deliver Democratic Response to President’s State of the Union Address

January 16, 2007

'In a call echoed by Americans across this nation, the people of Virginia sent Senator Webb to Congress to help take our country in a new direction...'

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Pelosi: Requiring Medicare Prescription Drug Negotiation Is a Resounding Victory for America’s Seniors

January 12, 2007

This crucial legislation requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate for lower prescription drug prices on behalf of the more than 22 million Americans in Medicare prescription drug plans...

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Pelosi: Martin Luther King’s Powerful Message of Justice Rings True Today

January 12, 2007

'More than 40 years ago, Martin Luther King came to Washington to say, 'We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off....Now is the time to make justice a reality for all God's children.'

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Pelosi Announces More Committee Assignments

January 11, 2007

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced today that the House Democratic Steering Committee approved more committee assignments. 'The intellect and leadership of these Members will be crucial to House Democrats' efforts to take America in a new direction,' Speaker Pelosi said...

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Democratic Leadership Announces Reinstatement of Joint Veterans Committee Legislative Hearings

January 11, 2007

Washington, D.C. – Today, congressional leadership from both the House of Representatives and Senate made good on their commitment to America’s veterans. In a joint statement issued today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bob Filner, and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Daniel Akaka announced the reinstatement […]

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Pelosi: ‘Stem Cell Research Will Give Hope to Millions of Americans who Suffer from Devastating Illnesses’

January 11, 2007

'The Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007 will expand federal funding for enormously promising embryonic stem cell research, using stem cell lines generated from embryos that would have otherwise been discarded by fertility clinics. ...'

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Washington Post: House Passes Increase in Minimum Wage to $7.25

January 11, 2007

"The 315 to 116 vote could begin the process of ending Congress's longest stretch without a minimum-wage increase since the mandatory minimum was created in 1938. In the past decade, inflation has depleted the value of the minimum wage to the lowest level in more than 50 years."

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Pelosi: ‘Increasing the Minimum Wage Is a Victory for America’s Families’

January 10, 2007

In the first 100 legislative hours of this Congress, House Democrats will continue to work to increase prosperity, opportunity, and security for all Americans, not just the privileged few.'

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Escalating Our Military Involvement in Iraq Sends Precisely the Wrong Message

January 10, 2007

'While we all want to see a stable and peaceful Iraq, many current and former senior military leaders have made clear that sending more American combat troops does not advance that goal...'

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