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July 28, 2009Press Item
The last time a president tried to overhaul U.S. health care, Americans were spending $912 billion on the system and 40 million were uninsured. Today they’re spending $2.5 trillion and almost 50 million lack coverage.
July 28, 2009Press Item
The rising cost of health care is one of the biggest drags on our economy, and small businesses and middle-class families are struggling to keep their heads above water.
July 28, 2009Press Item
President Obama and his Democratic allies, scrambling to broker a health care deal Monday, finally got an upbeat assessment from Congress' official scorekeeper when it said the plan for government-run coverage would not force out private insurers. The bipartisan healthcare overhaul proposal in the works behind closed doors in the Senate Finance Committee will not include a broad employer mandate...
July 28, 2009The Daily Whip
Suspensions, Begin Consideration of H.R. 3326 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010
July 28, 2009Press Item
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, House Majority Whip James Clyburn, Caucus Chairman John Larson, Caucus Vice Chairman Xavier Becerra, and Assistant to the Speaker Chris Van Hollen held a press availability on health insurance reform.
July 24, 2009Press Item
On Friday, July 24, the national minimum wage will increase again by 70 cents – from $6.55 per hour to $7.25 per hour – the final of three increases to take effect under legislation enacted by the Democratic Congress.
July 27, 2009Press Item
How’s this for a health care plan? It will make your premiums go up—in fact, it will double health costs over the next ten years. It will strip millions of Americans of their coverage. It will send our deficit through the roof.
July 27, 2009Press Item
In his weekly address on Saturday, President Obama discusses a key factor that has been considered in the development of the health insurance reform proposals that are being considered: the impact of reform on small business. During the weekly address, the President asked that small business owners and employees give comments and questions on the report, such as experiences with health care of those involved in small business, and thoughts and questions on the new CEA report...
July 27, 2009Press Item
We’ve heard a lot of wild claims about health insurance reform from our Republican colleagues.
July 24, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 3326 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010, Corporate and Financial Institution Compensation Fairness Act of 2009,
July 23, 2009Press Item
Wednesday night in a primetime press conference focused on health insurance reform, President Obama explained what's in reform for you and your family. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday a healthcare overhaul was central to his economic recovery effort and vowed to push reforms through this year...
July 23, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 3293 - Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
July 24, 2009Press Item
As families increasingly struggle to balance health care costs with everyday needs, nearly all Americans are acutely aware of the urgent need for comprehensive reform of our health care system. A comprehensive overhaul of the health care system, eliminating inefficiencies and wasteful practices, will be crucial in correcting the nation’s unsustainable fiscal excesses...
July 23, 2009Press Item
For far too many decades, we have labored under a health care system that is unworthy of our great country.
July 23, 2009Press Item
Tomorrow’s increase in the minimum wage comes as much-needed relief for families and our economy.
July 22, 2009Press Item
Maybe you’ve heard ‘the first rule of holes’: when you’re in one, stop digging.
July 22, 2009Press Item
Today, the House passed the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009 by a vote of 265-166.
July 22, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 3288 - Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
July 22, 2009Press Item
Tonight, President Obama demonstrated that health care reform is urgent on multiple fronts.
July 21, 2009The Daily Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 2920 - Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009, Dispose of H.Res. __ - Raising a question of privileges of the House
July 22, 2009Press Item
Republicans Say They Want Fiscal Discipline. Will They Vote For PAYGO?
July 22, 2009Press Item
The United States leads all industrialized countries in the share of national health care expenditures devoted to insurance administration. President Barack Obama is significantly raising his personal stake in the effort to overhaul America's health-care system, as Democrats and the public express growing unease about the costs...