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December 16, 2009Press Item
Nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population -- or almost 60 million people -- went without health insurance at some point since January 2008, according to government estimates released Wednesday...
December 16, 2009Press Item
Today, the House voted for a short-term increase of America’s debt limit—a necessary action that allows our nation to continue paying its bills.
December 15, 2009Press Item
In the first session of the 111th Congress, Democrats worked on issues of importance to Americans, sending major legislation to the President’s desk and passing numerous others through the House.
December 15, 2009Press Item
Senate Democratic leaders appeared poised Monday night to abandon efforts to create a government-run insurance safety net in their push for health-care reform, as they attempted to close ranks around a bill they hoped would win the backing of all 60 members of their caucus...
December 15, 2009Press Item
Every Member in this chamber understands the deep danger inherent in a nuclear Iran.
December 14, 2009Press Item
The next 48 hours will be critical to the fate of health-care reform in the Senate, as Democratic leaders struggle to settle disputes that stand in the way of holding a final vote this year on the massive package...
December 14, 2009The Nightly Whip
4 Bills Adopted Under Suspension of the Rules, 1 Postponed Suspension Vote
December 11, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, Further Action on H.R. 3326 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010
December 11, 2009Press Item
In a speech on Tuesday, President Obama outlined some of the steps he believes should be taken to accelerate job growth in areas that will generate the greatest number of jobs while generating the greatest value for our economy, including: “tax cuts for small businesses, incentives to hire new workers … a fresh round of infrastructure spending” and a new proposal to provide rebates for consumers who weatherize their homes.
December 11, 2009Press Item
Senate Democrats are considering changing a proposed expansion of Medicare to address complaints from doctors and hospitals and defray costs for consumers, officials said Thursday, two days after party leaders hailed it as part of a breakthrough for health care...
December 10, 2009The Nightly Whip
Considered and Passed: Conference Report on H.R. 3288 – Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010, 3 Bills Adopted Under Suspension of the Rules, Unfinished Business: H.R. 4173 – Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009
December 10, 2009The Daily Whip
Complete Consideration of H.R. 4173 – Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009
December 10, 2009Press Item
Today, the House passed the FY 201O Consolidated Appropriations Act.
December 11, 2009Press Item
Millions of Americans have felt the effects of the near-meltdown that jeopardized our economy last fall.
December 10, 2009Press Item
The Fiscal Year 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act combines appropriations bills for Transportation and HUD; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Financial Services and General Government; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies; and State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs—a total of $446.8 billion in discretionary budget authority.
December 10, 2009Press Item
Senate Democrats on Wednesday largely embraced a compromise that dropped a
December 9, 2009Press Item
Today's meeting is further evidence how focused President Obama and Congress are on taking more action to keep creating jobs.
December 9, 2009The Nightly Whip
Passed: H.R. 4213 - Tax Extenders Act of 2009; 3 Bills Under Suspension of the Rules
December 9, 2009The Daily Whip
Conference Report on H.R. 3288 - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010, H.Res. 962 - Same Day Consideration Rule - Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, Continue Consideration of H.R. 417 - Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009
December 10, 2009Press Item
Last Fall, as we faced the near-collapse of our economy, Republicans joined Democrats in calling for needed reforms to prevent such a catastrophe from occurring again.
December 10, 2009Press Item
I am pleased that as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, the House approved investing $10 million in the Full-Service Community Schools program.