Labor Making Push for the “Promoting American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act”

By: Monday May 24, 2010 8:18 am

We have a $180 billion dollar jobs bill likely to get a vote this week. Very few people know about it. But labor has made it a litmus test.

 

Why Is the White House Holding Conference Calls with Barbara Lee Every Day?

By: Thursday April 8, 2010 9:30 am

I jumped on a White House conference call with Barbara Lee (D-CA), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, yesterday. The topic was the youth summer job program, which the House has passed but the Senate has yet to take up. I get an advisory in my inbox that there’s another call with Lee today, where she’ll be joined by Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA) and Biden economic advisor Jared Bernstein.

What’s going on?

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