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MEMO: It’s time to #RaiseTheWage

MEMORANDUM  To: Interested Parties Fr:  Democratic Leader’s Press Office Dt: October 10, 2014 Re: It’s Time to #RaiseTheWage Today marks National Minimum Wage Day – a day representing the fight for an increase of the minimum wage to $10.10.  And in light… Continue

Senate Republicans Plan Government Shutdown, Speaker Boehner Shrugs

Drew Hammill, spokesman for Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, said: “The latest Republican shutdown threat proves the GOP learned nothing from last year’s Tea Party tantrum that cost the U.S. economy $24 billion and 120,000 jobs. It’s time for Speaker Boehner to stop monkeying around and put an end to the reckless shutdown talk.”

Boehner vs. Boehner on Immigration Reform

SHOT: 9/28/14 – John Boehner: I Can ‘Absolutely’ Make Republicans Pass Immigration Reform  CHASER: 9/29/14 – Boehner: I’m Staying Out Of Immigration Debate Surprised?  We didn’t think so.  Just another day in the life of Speaker Boehner’s lip service on immigration reform.

History of Speaker Boehner’s Lip Service on Immigration

Speaker Boehner was asked earlier today on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” whether he’d be able to rally his party to pass bipartisan immigration reform. His predictable response? “Absolutely.” But take a look at some of the other times the Speaker has assured the country of getting something done on immigration reform:

Just More Proof that #ACAWorks

Good news on the ACA just keeps coming in. A new report yesterday by HHS reveals that because the Affordable Care Act is reducing the number of uninsured, particularly in Medicaid expansion states, hospitals will save $5.7 billion this year in uncompensated care costs.

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