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  • Washington Post: FACT CHECK: Shaky health care job loss estimate

    The Washington Post today published a “fact check” to shed light on the false GOP claims that the Affordable Care Act would “kill” 650,000 jobs if the law remains in effect. Those claims have been widely disputed, including most prominently by the Congressional Budget Office.

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  • Promises, Shomises

    The paint is still drying in new-members’ offices, but Republicans have already broken promises they made on the campaign trail, getting themselves in hot water with the American people and their own supporters. Here’s a look at what the media is saying about the Republicans’ not-so-promising first 24 hours in office.

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  • Chairman Tim Kaine Commends Nancy Pelosi for "Historic" Tenure as House Speaker

    Chairman Tim Kaine commends outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her historic service to the American people as Speaker over the last four years, fighting to "to increase the minimum wage, expand college aid, enhance and improve services for veterans and boost fuel efficiency standards. Her leadership in passing the Recovery Act, Affordable Care Act, Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, expansion of health care for children, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Wall Street reform and other key legislation ensure that her term as Speaker will be remembered as a time when the foundation was established for an era of greater progress, security, justice, fairness and prosperity for the American people."

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  • "The president's progress"

    [The President's] accomplishments represent the most progressive and productive period of U.S. governance since the New Deal. The president has set a new direction, restoring our country to its true path — one that leads to a better, brighter and more prosperous future for ourselves, our children and our nation.

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  • Senate Ratifies the New START Treaty

    The Senate today ratified the New START Treaty by a vote of 71 to 26 – four more than the 67 votes needed to ratify a treaty of this kind. Ratifying this treaty was a crucial step toward keeping America safe and strengthening our global leadership on nuclear weapons issues. "The unfailing efforts of President Obama and Senate leaders to ratify the New START Treaty has made our nation stronger and more secure," said Chairman Tim Kaine.

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  • Chairman Tim Kaine Urges Senate Passage of DREAM Act

    Not only is the DREAM Act a commonsense bill that will strengthen the American military and economic security, it has the backing of leaders from both sides of the aisle, the President, Department of Defense and the Secretaries of Homeland Security and Education. I urge the Senate to follow the House of Representative’s lead in voting to give these young people the opportunity to achieve the American dream.

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