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Weekly Address: BP Spill Independent Commission

But even as we continue to hold BP accountable, we also need to hold Washington accountable. Now, this catastrophe is unprecedented in its nature, and it presents a host of new challenges we are working to address. But the question

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Weekly Address: Wall Street Reform & Main Street

So, I just wanted to take a few minutes to talk about why every American has a stake in Wall Street reform. First and foremost, you have a stake in it if you’ve ever been treated unfairly by a credit

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Weekly Address: Health Reform Starts to Kick In

Two weeks ago, four million small business owners and organizations found a postcard in their mailbox informing them that they could be eligible for a health care tax cut this year – a tax cut potentially worth tens of thousands

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Weekly Address: Giving Government Back to the American People

Over the past few weeks, as we’ve debated reforms to hold Wall Street accountable and protect consumers and small businesses in our financial system, we’ve come face-to-face with the great power of special interests in the workings of our democracy. 

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Weekly Address: Good News from the Auto Industry

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Weekly Address: Holding Wall Street Accountable

Now, unsurprisingly, these reforms have not exactly been welcomed by the people who profit from the status quo – as well their allies in Washington.  This is probably why the special interests have spent a lot of time and money

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Weekly Address: Relief for the Middle Class at Tax Time

So far, Americans who have filed their taxes have discovered that the average refund is up nearly ten percent this year – to an all-time high of about $3,000.  This is due in large part to the Recovery Act.  In

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