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2010-01-21 10:04:00

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD) (Nasdaq: ENER), the leading global manufacturer of thin-film flexible solar laminate products for the building integrated and commercial rooftop markets, commented today on the letter sent by Congressman Chris Van Hollen to President Obama urging the President to include creation of a Green Bank in the Jobs Bill. In his letter to President Obama, Congressman Van Hollen proposed the creation of a...

2009-10-13 17:13:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Congressman Chris Van Hollen, and Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper joined a coalition of 20 youth organizations from 30 states for a press conference this afternoon in the Capitol to announce a key provision impacting young adults in health insurance reform legislation. The provision allows young Americans to remain on the their parents' insurance through the age of 26. Also speaking at the conference were: Ari Matusiak from...

2009-07-31 17:17:00

WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Majority Whip James Clyburn, Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Xavier Becerra, and Assistant to the Speaker Chris Van Hollen held a news conference this afternoon in the Capitol to discuss the New Direction Congress' accomplishments ahead of the August district work period. Below are the Speaker's opening remarks, closing statement, and a question and answer session. Speaker Pelosi Opening...

2009-07-31 08:37:00

Independent Fact Checks Show Opponents Will Say or Do Anything to Stop Reform WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Assistant to the Speaker, and House Committee on Education and Labor Chairman George Miller (D-CA) will host a press conference call at 1:15 p.m. to discuss the campaign of misinformation being waged by opponents of health care reform. Independent fact checks show that opponents have resorted to making outrageous and...

2009-07-06 13:34:55

A wrinkle in the stimulus funding administered by the National Institutes of Health slants funding against small companies, various executives said. The agency targets 2.8 percent of its grants each year for small businesses, The Washington Post reported Monday. But the $10 billion in funding it received from the $787 billion stimulus spending bill exempted the agency from having to set aside any funds for smaller companies. It has just been a slap in the face to small business, said Aprile...

2009-05-22 14:26:00

Advancing the Future of Green Energy Sector WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Green Bank applauded the House Energy and Commerce Committee's passage of its sweeping legislation that would overhaul U.S. energy and global warming policy. The American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454) would also create a Clean Energy Deployment Administration within the Energy Department. The Coalition recognizes the leadership of Committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman (D-CA) and...

2009-05-19 16:56:00

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Green Bank applauded the amendment to the House energy and climate bill, the American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454), that would create a Clean Energy Deployment Administration within the Energy Department. The Coalition recognizes the leadership of Committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman (D-CA) and Subcommittee Chairman Ed Markey (D-MA), as well Committee Chairman Emeritus John Dingell (D-MI), Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA), and Rep....

2009-05-04 08:15:00

Congressional Proposals, Gore Endorsement of Green Bank Seen as Positive Steps Towards Growth of Green Energy Sector WASHINGTON, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Green Bank applauded the reintroduction of the 21st Century Energy Technology Deployment Act by Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA) and Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) before the House, citing it as further validation of the desire for the U.S. to move forward with the development of renewable energy, which it deems critical to U.S....

2008-11-05 06:00:02

By John Fritze Republicans lose several seats left vulnerable by poor fundraising and voter anger over economy Democrats in the House of Representatives were on the way Tuesday toward their widest majority in 15 years, fueled in part by high turnout and discontent over the economy, analysts say. Republican incumbents were unseated in Florida, Connecticut, New York and North Carolina, supporting predictions that dozens of GOP seats could be claimed by a Democratic wave sweeping...

2008-07-17 18:00:45

WASHINGTON _ During a week of economic turmoil and wildly fluctuating energy prices, Washington lawmakers did little to calm consumers, opting instead to spent a lot of time trying to land political punches. Republicans kept talking about the importance of allowing drilling off U.S. coastlines. Democrats countered with how releasing some oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve might help drive down oil prices. The Democratic-led House of Representatives voted 244-173 Thursday on a...


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