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December 3, 2009Press Item
Senators debating health care legislation are headed for a clash over abortion, the issue that threatened to derail the bill in the House...
December 1, 2009Press Item
Tonight, President Obama delivered a speech on his strategy for Afghanistan.
December 2, 2009Press Item
The 111th Congress has confronted enormous national challenges and been incredibly productive during its first session.
December 1, 2009The Nightly Whip
Passed: 6 Suspension Bills; Postponed: 1 Suspension Vote
December 1, 2009Press Item
President Obama inherited two major challenges from the Bush Administration: an economy in steep decline and involvement in two wars in which the objectives set forth at their outset had not been attained.
December 1, 2009Press Item
Democrats are working to create jobs and get Americans back to work.
December 1, 2009Press Item
As the Senate opened debate Monday on a landmark plan to overhaul the nation's health-care system, congressional budget analysts said the measure would leave premiums unchanged or slightly lower for the vast majority of Americans...
December 1, 2009Press Item
Our capital city is mourning the death of one of its leading citizens, a man I was proud to call my friend: Abe Pollin.
November 30, 2009Press Item
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid begins this week pushing for Democratic unity on health-care legislation, which may mean catering to the whims of 60 lawmakers who know that each of their votes is essential...
November 30, 2009Press Item
Tomorrow we commemorate World AIDS Day – a day to remember those living with HIV/AIDS and those we have lost to this horrific disease.
November 23, 2009Press Item
Anxious that Saturday’s party-line Senate vote to open debate on a health care overhaul gives them little maneuvering room, Obama administration officials and their Congressional allies are stepping up overtures to select Senate Republicans in hopes of winning their ultimate support...
November 25, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 4154 - Permanent Estate Tax Relief for Families, Farmers, and Small Businesses Act of 2009
November 25, 2009Press Item
Tomorrow, we gather with our friends and families to give thanks for our blessings as citizens of this great nation.
November 28, 2009Press Item
I applaud Prime Minister Netanyahu's announcement of Israeli plans to suspend new settlement construction in the West Bank.
November 20, 2009Press Item
Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid worked Thursday to nail down the votes needed to move to a final debate on health-care legislation, but a tepid assessment of the public insurance plan he crafted emerged as the latest potential obstacle to the passage of the far-reaching changes...
November 19, 2009Press Item
After months of maneuvering, the Senate stands at the brink of a historic battle over health care with President Barack Obama and his allies on one side and Republicans, outnumbered but unflinching, on the other...
November 19, 2009The Nightly Whip
Considered and Passed:H.R. 2781 - To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Molalla River in Oregon, as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, H.R. 3961 - Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act of 2009; 3 Bills Adopted Under Suspension of the Rules
November 20, 2009Press Item
As hundreds of Democrats erupted in thunderous applause when the House healthcare bill crossed the 218-vote threshold, a group of conservative Blue Dog Democrats who opposed the bill sat silently in the center of the chamber.
November 19, 2009Press Item
Today, the House passed the Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act 243 to 183, legislation that repeals a 21 percent fee reduction scheduled for January 2010, and replaces the physician payment formula. The bill also includes statutory PAYGO legislation.
November 19, 2009Press Item
Today, we have the chance to vote for health care our seniors can count on, and a fiscal future all Americans can have faith in.