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  • Congressman Ellison works to position himself as a leading economic voice on the left


    Posted: Jun 12 2013
    Rep. Ellison gave up other committee assignments to sit on the powerful House Financial Services Committee and its Capital Markets Subcommittee. Rep. Ellison is schooling himself on economic matters for a reason. What he really wants is to lead a serious national economic movement with what he describes as a workable common-sense message for corporate America. If America will empower its rank-and-file workers with good jobs without regard to race or religion, he said, many other issues disappear.
  • Rep. Ellison on CNN's "The Lead"


    Posted: Jun 10 2013
    Rep. Ellison joins "The Lead" to debate whether Americans are trading liberty for security. Keith on privacy vs. security: "I think this is the time and location to say we are casting the net to widely. No American thinks we are going to have 100% privacy or 100% security. But we have got to strike the balance better than we have been and i think it is Congresses duty."
  • Minnesota delegation split on support of surveillance programs


    Posted: Jun 08 2013
    The controversy over the federal government’s effort to track terrorists through telephone records and Internet activities of its citizens is reigniting a national debate over the balancing act between national security and liberty.
  • USA Today Op-Ed: Focus on Jobs, Not the Deficit


    Posted: May 10 2013
    To reduce the deficit, we need to stop doing so much deficit reduction. The most urgent issue facing Americans is the jobs crisis — not the deficit. Investment in good jobs is the key to a better economy, not furloughs for teachers, nurses and firefighters or ending programs that help working families.
  • HuffPo Op-Ed: Ryan Blueprint Would Wipe Out Decades of Progress


    Posted: Mar 27 2013
    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and other Republican Party leaders have staked their party's future on a false premise. They say the wealthy are already providing for everyone else, and middle class families need to sacrifice for a change while millionaires reap the benefits.
  • We Must Take Action to End Gun Violence


    Posted: Dec 18 2012
    "As Co-Chairs of the largest Democratic caucus in the House of Representatives, we call on our colleagues to act now to address gun violence. Rather than waiting in vain for the next tragic event, we call for action now."

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