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    DLC | Press Release | December 3, 2010
    DLC Applauds Conclusion of U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement Negotiations
    Reacting to the conclusion of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement negotiations, Democratic Leadership Council president and Trade Working Group leaders applauded the Obama administration for its hard and patient work to finish the negotiations and termed the agreement an historic achievement.


    DLC | Press Release | November 10, 2010
    DLC Chair Harold Ford, Jr. Statement on Bipartisan Fiscal Commission
    In response to reports that President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is on the verge of releasing a plan to reduce the federal deficit, DLC chair Harold Ford, Jr. released the following statement.


    DLC | Press Release | June 30, 2010
    DLC President Testifies at Fiscal Responsibility Commission
    Calls for 'Changing Facts' that Drive Long-Term Deficits: High-Skilled Immigration, Later and More Flexible Retirement, Pro-Growth Policies, and Shared Sacrifice in Financing Wars


    DLC Buzz | June 10, 2010
    DLC Launches State and Local Government Mini-Summit Series in Philadelphia
    This week in Philadelphia, the DLC opened an exciting new phase of our partnership with state and local government leaders, with the launch of a unique series of "Mini-Summits" bringing together elected leaders and nationally recognized experts on government reform to help meet the challenge the economic crisis poses to state and local governance by "reinventing government" to provide essential services with greater efficiency and at less cost.


    DLC | Statement | March 22, 2010
    Statement of DLC CEO Bruce Reed on Passage of Health Care Reform
    Bruce Reed: "For two decades, New Democrats have been fighting for health reform based on shared responsibility that asks businesses, insurers, providers and individuals all to do their part to make health care more affordable and our people and our economy healthier. Yesterday, President Obama and Democrats in Congress made good on that promise of historic reform."


    DLC | Press Release | March 18, 2010
    New DLC Statement on Blue Dog Proposal for Federal Spending Caps
    Paul Weinstein: "The bill introduced today by Blue Dog Congressmen Frank Kratovil and Travis Childers marks an important contribution to the debate on how we can reinstate budget caps and restore fiscal sanity."


    DLC | Press Release | February 24, 2010
    UPDATE: Obama Administration Embraces DLC Idea of Targeted Anti-Hunger Grants to States
    WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration's just-announced strategy to meet the President's goal of ending child hunger by 2015 included an idea, first proposed by Joel Berg and Tom Freedman in a DLC paper, to create a USDA grant program to reward states for innovative anti-hunger strategies.


    DLC | Press Release | December 11, 2009
    Statement of DLC CEO Bruce Reed on Progress This Week in the Fight for Health Care Reform
    WASHINGTON - Tonight, DLC CEO Bruce Reed released the following statement on progress made this week in the fight for health care reform:


    DLC | Press Release | December 11, 2009
    UPDATE: Announced Drop in Patent Applications Reveals Continued Lag in American R&D Investment
    WASHINGTON - In October, the New DLC released a report that revealed that American investment in research and development (R&D) was expected to fall 2.4 percent in 2009 - marking only the third time in 30 years that the nation has witnessed a decline. Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office released new data that shows that patent filings fell 2.3 percent in 2009, marking the first time since 1996 that applications have fallen.


    DLC | Press Release | October 21, 2009
    New DLC Report: R&D Slated for Largest Drop in 30 Years
    A New DLC report reveals American investment in research and development (R&D) is expected to fall 2.4 percent in 2009 -- marking only the third time in 30 years that the nation has witnessed a decline. However, the report also finds that the Obama administration, in pushing through last February's economic recovery bill, headed off what might have been a much more precipitous decline of as much as 7.4 percent.


    DLC | Press Release | September 30, 2009
    New DLC Report: The Keys to Successful Health Reform
    Today, the New DLC released a report that outlined three issues that are critical to successful health reform: overhauling insurance rules while requiring all individuals to be part of the system; assuring health care is affordable; and creating a competitive marketplace through effective insurance exchanges.


    DLC | Press Release | September 2, 2009
    New DLC Study: 'Hot Jobs' of the Future Will Demand Community College Degrees
    Today, the New DLC released a new report detailing tomorrow's 'hot jobs' -- those professions that promise, over the next few years, to grow both in number and income.


    DLC | Press Release | August 26, 2009
    New DLC Statement on the Passing of Senator Kennedy
    "We mourn the passing of Senator Kennedy. When the roll of history is called, Edward Kennedy will be acknowledged as a giant; the very best who ever served our nation in the Senate." -- DLC Chair Harold Ford, Jr.


    DLC | Press Release | August 5, 2009
    New DLC Releases Statement in Support of 'Cash for Clunkers' Extension
    In reaction to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's stated commitment to pass a $2 billion extension of the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) before the chamber's August recess, DLC Senior Fellow Paul Weinstein Jr. issued the following statement:


    DLC | Press Release | July 30, 2009
    New DLC Releases Statement on Contracting Reforms Proposed by the OMB
    In reaction to a series of proposals released yesterday by the Office of Management and Budget meant to cut $40 billion from the federal budget, DLC Senior Fellow Paul Weinstein Jr. issued the following statement.


    DLC | Press Release | July 20, 2009
    In Effort to End Gridlock, New DLC Proposes New Course on Trade Policy
    Today, the organization that serves as the progressive movement's leading voice for free trade proposed an ambitious new agenda to promote growth, innovation, and high-wage employment, while enhancing national as well as economic security.


    DLC | Press Release | July 15, 2009
    The Next Big Idea in Education: A Kindle in Every Backpack
    New technology that puts books and articles into electronic form could revolutionize the way American schoolchildren are taught, according to a new report released today by the new Democratic Leadership Council (DLC).


    DLC | Event | June 17, 2009
    Emanuel, Sebelius Headline New DLC Policy Forum
    On June 17, the New DLC hosted its first policy forum. Rahm Emanuel opened a program that featured panel discussions on education reform and health reform. And Kathleen Sebelius delivered the keynote address.


    DLC | Video | June 16, 2009
    A Tribute to DLC Founder Al From
    This week, nearly a quarter century after founding the Democratic Leadership Council, Al From was honored at a retirement gala that highlighted his remarkable contributions to the Democratic Party, American politics, and global efforts to modernize the progressive tradition.


    DLC | Press Release | May 27, 2009
    New DLC Proposes Fix for Appointment Process
    In an effort speed up the appointment and confirmation process and focus it on key positions, the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) today released a proposal to clear the backlog, and ensure that future administrations assume office with all hands on deck.


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