Rep. Speier Reveals Her Own Story of Abortion On the House Floor

By: Friday February 18, 2011 8:19 am

Last night, in the midst of debate in the House of Representative, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) bravely offered her story of her personal right to choose. Speier shocked the lower chamber, half-full of lawmakers and staff, still hard at work on a government funding measure for the third straight day. Speier said she intended to [...]

Concealed Carrying Bystander Nearly Killed Innocent Man During Tucson Shooting

By: Tuesday January 11, 2011 11:49 am

Jared Loughner fired 31 shots in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday. At least 20 of those 31 struck individuals. Under the federal assault weapons ban which expired in 2004, it would have been difficult for him to fire more than 10. High-capacity magazine clips were banned from manufacture and hard to get, and the moment of [...]

House Democrats Fight Back on Housing Policy

By: Friday August 13, 2010 2:22 pm

After months of relative silence, House Democrats have finally begun to assert themselves on the issue of housing and foreclosures, which is directly harming millions of families and threatening economic recovery. Reps. John Conyers (D-MI) and Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) are circulating a blistering letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Acting Director of the Federal [...]

DeLauro, Speier, Stupak Assemble Pro-Reform Letter As FinReg Reaches Critical Stage

By: Wednesday June 23, 2010 12:59 pm

I’ve been telling you about the critical concessions in the last days of the FinReg conference committee. Let’s step back a second. This bill won’t end too big to fail. It won’t protect the country to enough of a degree in the event of the next crisis. But it could do some positive things that [...]

FinReg Conference Committee: Leverage, Fiduciary Duty, Resolution Authority Decided Today

By: Thursday June 17, 2010 10:14 am

The Wall Street conference committee hasn’t really kicked off yet today, with lots of negotiations happening behind the scenes. The menu is pretty packed today with important issues. Resolution authority will be determined, and while the House and Senate mostly concur on this point, the House still wants to add back their banking industry pre-fund [...]

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