Reports from Capitol Hill

I spent this morning in the U.S. Capitol Building as part of a group of bloggers invited to celebrate the enaction of the minimum wage hike alongside the Democratic leadership. In short interviews with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, as well as with George Miller, Barney Frank, Hilda Solis, and Sheila Jackson-Lee, we talked about everything from wage inequality, to affordable housing, to systemic discrimination against working women, to Iraq. My dispatches are at TAPPED — check out the links below.

Minimum Wage Day

Congress and Bush Face Off on the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Women on the Minimum Wage.

"An Impact of Globalization Agenda."

Come by later to see Pelosi’s comments on how Democrats can move forward on Iraq. I’m writing them up now.

UPDATE: So what about the war? Pelosi details incremental antiwar steps.

One thought on “Reports from Capitol Hill

  1. Ulysses

    Increasing the federal minimum wage is a good, if long overdue, accomplishment. Yet we can’t help noticing that the national minimum is still significantly lower than the minimum wage here in Rhode Island. The House and Senate must continue to push for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act– only with a reinvigorated labor movement will the working people of our country begin to recover some of the ground they have lost over the last quarter century. BTW, keep up the great work on this blog!!


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