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Weekly Address: Congress Should Do its Job and Pass a Serious Budget

In this week’s address, the President emphasized that we need to do everything we can to strengthen economic growth and job creation.  This week, despite the fact that more than half of Republicans in Congress voted to shut down the government for the second time in two years, Congress managed to pass a last-minute bill

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Weekly Address: Dispose of Your Expired and Unwanted Prescription Drugs

In this week’s address, on “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day,” the President spoke about the importance of preventing and treating substance use disorders. Overdoses from prescription pain medications kill thousands of Americans every year, and more often than not, those drugs come from the family medicine cabinet. In addition, many heroin users started out by

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Senator Heinrich Calls For Reforms To Mining Law In Environment and Public Works Hearing On Gold King Mine Spill

“Beyond the immediate cleanup of this spill, we must overhaul our abandoned mine cleanup policies to make future disasters less likely.” U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich spoke at a U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) oversight hearing yesterday on the Gold King Mine spill that occurred last month. The committee examined the U.S.

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Weekly Address: A New College Scorecard

In this week’s address, the President announced the launch of a new College Scorecard, meant to help students and parents identify which schools provide the biggest bang for your buck. Designed with input from those who will use it most, the Scorecard offers reliable data on factors important to prospective students, such as how much

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Weekly Address: This Labor Day, Lets Talk About the Budget

In this week’s address, the President recognized Labor Day by highlighting the economic progress our country has made, and underlining what needs to be done to continue that growth. Our businesses have created 13.1 million new jobs over the past five and a half years, the unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in seven

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Weekly Address: Meeting the Global Threat of Climate Change

In this week’s address, the President spoke about his upcoming trip to Alaska, during which he will view the effects of climate change firsthand. Alaskans are already living with the impact of climate change, with glaciers melting faster, and temperatures projected to rise between six and twelve degrees by the end of the century. In

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Weekly Address: Continuing Work to Improve Community Policing

  In this week’s address, the President spoke about the work the Administration is doing to enhance trust between communities and law enforcement in the year since the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson.  In May, the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing released their final report setting out concrete proposals to build trust

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Weekly Address: Reaffirming Our Commitment to Protecting the Right to Vote

In this week’s address, the President celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by underscoring the importance of one of the most fundamental rights of our democracy – that all of us are created equal and that each of us deserves a voice.  The enactment of the Voting Rights Act wasn’t easy – it was

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Voting Rights Act at 50: We’re Not Backing Down

As Democrats we believe in the right of every American to vote. We’re not backing down. Today, August 6, marks the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act if 1965. Signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson, and building on our nation’s long history of progress on voting rights – including the Fifteenth Amendment, Nineteenth Amendment,

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