For Immediate Release June 24, 2009
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24th
Senator Mark Begich (D-AK)
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)
Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR)
Senator John Thune (R-SD)
Although a minority of the Senate voted down common-sense legislation to reduce gun violence, President Obama is continuing to make progress. Of the 23 executive actions the President announced as part of his plan to keep our kids and communities safer, the Administration has completed or made significant progress on 21 of 23 executive actions.
Independent analysts underscore that commonsense immigration reform is good for the budget, good for the solvency of Social Security, and good for economic growth.
Alan B. Krueger is the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors
President Obama participates in the first day of the G-8 Summit in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland.