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Thursday, December 6

Over 100 House Members Call on Speaker Boehner to Take Social Security off the Table in Deficit Negotiations

Washington, D.C. — Today 102 members of the House of Representatives, led by Reps. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Joe Crowley (D-NY), Joe Courtney (D-CT), and John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), sent a letter to Speaker Boehner urging him to take cuts to Social Security off the table in the current budget negotiations.

Press Releases

Wednesday, December 5

Ellison and Paulsen Introduce Money Remittances Improvement Act To Help Somali Families Send Money Home

WASHINGTON--Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) today introduced TheMoney Remittances Improvement Act of 2012 (H.R. 6637), which helps address the difficulties Somali-Americans and others have sending money to loved ones in their countries of origin. The bill simplifies oversight for money services businesses (MSBs) and other nonbank financial institutions, and provides financial institutions that collaborate with MSBs more assurance that the federal and state regulators are coordinating.


Tuesday, December 4

What Minnesota’s Democrats want in a 'fiscal-cliff' deal

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  • Keith Ellison: Hopeful that the Supreme Court will uphold marriage equality as a constitutional right.

  • Keith Ellison: Thanks MPR for setting the record straight with an "Accurate" rating. We should not sacrifice our seniors to solve a problem they did not create.

  • Keith Ellison: "Like" if you think any deficit agreement should ask the richest 2 percent of Americans to pay their fair share.

  • Keith Ellison: We can meet our deadlines while protecting Minnesota's middle class.

  • Keith Ellison: "It's a matter of how do you balance it. Do you balance it on the backs of the people who can least afford it or the people who have been doing pretty well for the last 10 years?" -Keith Ellison on This Week 12/2/2012

  • Keith Ellison: George Stephanopoulos going over topics #thisweek #abc #my2k

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