Issue Reports

March 18, 2010
There has been some effort to mischaracterize the CBO estimate of health care legislation to suggest that the reconciliation bill weakens IPAB because the savings attributed to Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) are lower than in the Senate bill.
March 17, 2010
Democrats from across the spectrum are announcing their support for passing health care reform…
March 17, 2010
As we head into the final stretch on health reform, what else will the Republicans come up with to deceive the public, derail reform, and protect the insurance companies and the status quo?
March 17, 2010
With final passage of health insurance reform quickly approaching, Republicans are making another desperate attempt to distract from the substance of the health care debate.
March 17, 2010
Republicans say heath reform will impose economic disaster and create a socialist society that would take away our freedom and end America as we know it. But didn't they say the exact same thing in the 30s and 60s in protest of Social Security and Medicare?
March 16, 2010
Recent research and surveys of experts support what President Obama and Democrats have repeatedly stated throughout the debate on health insurance reform: America’s health care costs are not sustainable.
March 12, 2010
For more than a decade under Republican leadership, the number of earmarks nearly quadrupled – from 4,000 in 1994 to over 15,000 in 2005.
March 12, 2010
The case continues to build for how Democrats’ health insurance reform legislation will bring down costs and produce long-term savings for families, businesses and the government. Below are good recent analyses on how reform succeeds in meeting the important goal of cost containment.
March 10, 2010
As Democrats continue to work to strengthen the economy and restore fiscal responsibility, Republicans are trying to forget their record.
March 9, 2010
Democrats are continuing to move forward on health reform that will make insurance more affordable for American families and businesses and give patients – not insurance companies – greater control over their health care.
March 5, 2010
Republicans claim that even though they used reconciliation in the past, it was not to pass partisan legislation.
March 4, 2010
Today, the House passed the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act, legislation to help Americans get back to work.
March 3, 2010
On Friday, March 5, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will release its February 2010 employment report, showing the net number of jobs created or lost during the month of February as well as the unemployment rate.
March 2, 2010
Health care reform is about reining in health care costs – for families, for small businesses and for our country. Without reform, costs are expected to skyrocket every year in the foreseeable future...
February 25, 2010
Throughout the past year, many Congressional Republicans have attempted to use the politics of fear to score political points rather than focus on increasing our nation’s security.
February 25, 2010
Today, the House is considering the Intelligence Authorization Act, legislation that will strengthen our intelligence community's capabilities and increase our security.
February 23, 2010
From coast-to-coast, there are signs of economic recovery and job creation, due in part to actions taken by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Even prominent Republican Governors are breaking with their party and acknowledging that the Recovery Act has worked to create jobs and help the economy grow:
February 16, 2010
When President Obama and the Members of the 111th Congress took their oaths of office last year, America faced its greatest economic crisis in a generation.
February 16, 2010
One year ago, Republicans voted in lockstep against passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which has played a critical role in preventing more job losses and bringing the economy back from the brink of collapse.
July 1, 2009
The House Republican Leadership is continuing a trend begun last Congress, “Just Saying No” to legislation which invests in clean energy, creates new clean energy jobs, and reduces our dependence on foreign oil.