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June 17, 2009Press Item
Congress is on its way to giving President Barack Obama what could be its final emergency war-spending bill, an annual budgetary sleight-of-hand that since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has cost the nation nearly $1 trillion.
June 16, 2009Press Item
The independent commission that advises Congress on Medicare payments said the federal government must give doctors and health-care facilities incentives to rein in costs in providing care for the elderly and disabled.
June 15, 2009Press Item
Legislation to grant voting rights in the House of Representatives to the District of Columbia probably won’t come to the House floor this year, Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer indicated June 9.
June 25, 2009Press Item
In recent years, America's fiscal story has been one of steady decline -- from record surpluses to record deficits.
June 30, 2009Press Item
The Obama administration's implementation of stimulus package incentives intended to spur nationwide adoption of electronic medical records will give special attention to solo practitioners and small group practices. Small medical practices provide the majority of all ambulatory care visits in the United States, yet many lack the resources to improve the quality of care delivered to a diverse population...
July 1, 2009Press Item
As popular as Medicare is now, it is hard to believe that it was once bitterly opposed. Medicare came into existence 43 years ago today, in the face of many who doubted that it could cover millions of people, provide them with excellent care, and keep costs low.
June 26, 2009Press Item
The House could vote today on a measure to cap U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, with Democratic leaders predicting a tight victory for a behemoth bill that has grown more complex with each compromise.
June 26, 2009Press Item
This is a transformative moment. This is a moment to build a clean energy future for our country. This is a moment to create jobs. This is a moment to take on, at long last, a defining challenge of our time: global warming.
June 26, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 2454 - American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, Complete Consideration of H.R. 2996 - Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act
June 26, 2009Press Item
Today, the House passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009.
June 26, 2009Press Item
Last night, the Senate confirmed my good friend Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher as the new Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.
June 25, 2009Press Item
I want to thank Chairman Skelton and the Armed Services Committee for their hard work on this bill, and I urge my colleagues to support it.
June 25, 2009Press Item
President Barack Obama stepped up pressure on Congress on Wednesday to pass healthcare reform this year. A group that helped elect President Barack Obama is building a database of complaints from Americans about health care to help him push through an overhaul.
June 25, 2009Press Item
Today, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which provides our military the resources it needs to keep Americans safe, reaffirms our support for our service members, and eliminates waste, fraud and abuse in the contracting process.
June 25, 2009Press Item
Today, the House Budget Committee held a hearing on the Statutory “Pay-As-You-Go” Act of 2009.
June 25, 2009Press Item
I want to thank Chairman Spratt for holding a hearing today to discuss reinstating statutory PAYGO.
June 25, 2009Press Item
Democrats have taken action to restore fiscal responsibility in order to reverse years of reckless spending under the Bush Administration, and restoring PAYGO is a central part of that effort.
June 23, 2009Press Item
With each passing year, Americans are paying more for health care coverage. Skyrocketing premiums and out-of-pocket medical costs are battering family budgets, eroding U.S. competitiveness in the global economy and threatening the American standard of living. Health costs are increasing at an unsustainable rate, and the national economy will not thrive unless they are reined in.
June 23, 2009The Daily Whip
Suspension, H.R. 2892 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010, Begin Consideration of H.R. 2647 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010
June 24, 2009Press Item
Fundamental health reform is integral to putting the country on the path to economic recovery. Several new nonpartisan polls show strong public support for reforming health care as well as a public health insurance option.
June 23, 2009Press Item
This legislation is a comprehensive approach to America's energy policy that charts a new course towards a clean energy economy.
June 24, 2009The Daily Whip
Complete Consideration of H.R. 2647 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, Possible Consideration of H.R. 2996 - Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010