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April 24, 2007 Press Release
"'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 Press Release
"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 Blog
Washington, D.C. -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House leaders held a news conference in the Capitol this afternoon on the House-Senate Appropriations Committee conference report on the Iraq supplemental bill.
April 24, 2007 Blog
It is today -- almost four full months into the new year, that women throughout the country mark the date at which we have worked just so our wages equal the same amount paid to men in the previous year - it takes women 16 months to earn wh
April 24, 2007 Blog
The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is currently holding a hearing entitled "Misleading Information from the Battlefield." The hearing will focus on the death of
April 23, 2007 Blog
The House-Senate Conference Committee has just approved the Iraq Accountability Act, which includes the troop readiness standards and benchmarks for the Iraqi government found in the bill that passed the House
April 23, 2007 Press Release
"'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 Press Release
"'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."

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