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    Unemployment Insurance

    House Democratic leaders and members of the party caucus held a news conference on the impact of not restoring unemployment insurance benefits, which expired December 28, 2013. Several…

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    Long-Term Unemployment Benefits

    The Democratic Steering Committee held a hearing on renewing the federal extension of unemployment insurance benefits. The extension, which was set to expire on December 28, 2013, was put…

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    Sequestration and the Federal Workforce

    Democratic representatives held a hearing about the impact of sequestration budget cuts on federal employees and their families and on the work that they do. Marion Blakey, a former head of the…

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    Gun Violence Prevention

    Local government officials, the mother of a congressional staff member killed at a 2011 Tucson mass shooting, and the superintendent of Newtown, Connecticut, schools recounted their…

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    Gas Prices and Speculation

    The House Democratic Steering Committee heard testimony on the impact of Wall Street speculators on gas prices. Among the topics they addressed were production capacity in the U.S., the…

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    Women's Health and Contraception

    Georgetown Law Center student Sandra Fluke testified about women’s health and contraception. She had been blocked from testifying at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee the previous…

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    House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on Jobs

    The House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee held a hearing on job creation and the economy. Among the topics they addressed were proposals to increase cooperation with the private…

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    Future of Health Care Law

    The House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee held a hearing on Republican efforts to repeal 2010 health care legislation. Patients who would benefit from the new law talked about the…

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    House Democratic Leaders on Health Care Legislation

    The House Democratic Steering Committee heard testimony from medical and business groups on the importance of health care reform legislation. House members who participated in the hearing…

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    Economic Recovery Plan

    The House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee held a forum on the economic outlook and the components of an economic recovery plan to spur job creation and create long-term growth.…

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