Press Releases

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"'As the month of May begins, I am proud to recognize Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This year's theme: 'Meeting the Challenges for Asian Pacific Americans,' recognizes the struggles Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) face, and their ability to overcome them to define their place in American history."
April 30, 2007
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"'Jack Valenti was a true patriot who served our country with distinction as a brave fighter pilot in World War II and as a public servant during the Johnson Administration. A strong advocate for our economy and American exports as head of the Motion Picture Association of America, Jack approached each issue with the sprit of bipartisanship, earning respect on both sides of the aisle."
April 27, 2007
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"The 2007 Democratic Leadership's Asian American and Pacific Islander Town Hall: A New Directionwill be held on Wednesday, May 16. The town hall will focus on issues of concern to the AAPI community such as immigration, health care, housing and economic development, education, veterans' affairs, and civil rights."
April 24, 2007
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"'Over the last four decades, we have made strides in closing the wage gap between women and men. But it has not been enough. Working women now earn about 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. The earnings for African-American women are 68 percent of men's earnings; the earnings of Hispanic women are 57 percent of men's earnings; and the earnings of Asian-American women are 88 percent of men's earnings."
April 24, 2007
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"The House will consider three bills this week that are an instrumental part of an agenda to create a sustained financial and intellectual investment in innovation, while adhering to the responsible fiscal policies of pay-as-you-go budgeting. H.R. 362, the 10,000 Teachers, 10 Million Minds Science and Math Scholarship Act, will take critical steps to place highly qualified teachers in math, science, and technology K-12 classrooms. H.R. 363, the Sowing the Seeds Through Science and Engineering Research Act, will increase support for long-term scientific research and encourage young scientists and researchers to pursue high-risk/high-reward research. H.R. 1332, the Small Business Lending Improvements Act of 2007, will strengthen access to capital programs for small businesses, offering them the tools to be successful."
April 24, 2007
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"'The agreement reached between the House and the Senate rejects the President's failed policies in Iraq and his open-ended commitment to keep American troops there indefinitely and forges a new direction for a responsible end to the war."
April 23, 2007
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"'The report reinforces one basic reality - in its current form, Social Security will be able to pay full benefits until 2041 and even after that will be able to pay 75 percent of benefits."
April 23, 2007
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"'On behalf of all Members of Congress, today I express my deepest condolences to the family of Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald, especially her husband, her five children, and her five grandchildren."
April 22, 2007
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"'The Attorney General is the defender of the Constitution and the chief law enforcement officer. The people of the United States must have absolute confidence in the integrity of their Attorney General."
April 20, 2007
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"'As we celebrate Earth Day, we must rededicate ourselves to address a challenge as local as our neighborhoods and as global as our planet - global warming. The science is clear; we can no longer wait to take action to solve this crucial issue that not only threatens our environment, but our economy and our national security as well."
April 20, 2007

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