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June 19, 2009Press Item
Today, the House Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and Labor Committees released the discussion draft of the House health care reform bill. They are inviting instructive input to be submitted via email. Committees will be holding bi-partisan hearings next week on the discussion draft.
June 22, 2009Press Item
Americans overwhelmingly support substantial changes to the health care system and are strongly behind one of the most contentious proposals Congress is considering. On Saturday President Obama announced a deal between lawmakers and the nation’s pharmaceutical companies that will bring down health care costs and reduce the price of prescription drugs for millions of America’s seniors.
June 19, 2009Press Item
Today, the chairmen of the three committees with jurisdiction over health policy in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled their discussion draft for health care reform.
June 19, 2009Press Item
I commend the three committees - the Chairmen, their Members and staff – for working together in an unprecedented way to put forward one draft that represents the next step in achieving health care reform for America.
June 17, 2009Press Item
I am pleased that we have introduced statutory PAYGO in the House, taking a major step toward restoring a policy that turned deficits to record surpluses.
June 17, 2009Press Item
Today, President Obama proposed a wide-ranging regulatory overhaul designed to prevent a recurrence of financial crisis.
June 18, 2009The Daily Whip
Complete Consideration of H.R. 2847 – Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010,H.Res. 520 – Privileged Resolution Impeaching Samuel B. Kent, judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, for high crimes and misdemeanors (Rep. Conyers – Judiciary)
June 18, 2009Press Item
Former Senators Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, and Bob Dole have come forth with a bipartisan proposal for health care reform. As lawmakers discuss comprehensive health reform legislation amidst the backdrop of a struggling national economy, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released the first-ever monthly measure of consumer confidence in American health care.
June 18, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 2918 - Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010, H.Res. 520 – Impeaching Samuel B. Kent, judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, for high crimes and misdemeanors
June 17, 2009Press Item
As the legislative work of health care reform begins in earnest, the Foundation’s latest tracking poll finds a fair amount of stability in Americans’ attitudes towards possible changes in policy. Even though there are over 1,000 private insurance carriers in the U.S, most states are dominated by one or two health insurance providers.
June 17, 2009Press Item
Today, House Democrats introduced President Obama’s “Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009.”
June 16, 2009Press Item
I rise to voice my strong support for final passage of this supplemental appropriations bill.
June 17, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 2847 – Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
June 17, 2009Press Item
Today, I am introducing statutory “pay-as-you-go” legislation in the House, with over 155 original co-sponsors, including the Members standing behind me.
June 17, 2009Press Item
Today, House Democrats introduced President Obama’s “Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009.”
June 15, 2009The Daily Whip
Suspensions, Conference Report on H.R. 2346 – Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009, Begin Consideration of H.R. 2847 – Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
June 16, 2009Press Item
This week, the House will consider the Fiscal Year 2009 Supplemental Appropriations bill, which includes funding for the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
June 16, 2009Press Item
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has come out with a series of fact sheets on various proposals being discussed to help cover the cost of health care reform. MedPAC’s June report focuses on how incentives in the Medicare payment systems could be changed to strengthen the Medicare program and promote quality care for Medicare beneficiaries.
June 15, 2009Press Item
Today, the President addressed a key organization representing those on the front lines of the health care system about the need for comprehensive reform that contains costs, guarantees choice for consumers and expands access to quality care.
June 15, 2009Press Item
Today, President Obama spoke to the American Medical Association (AMA) about the urgent need to enact comprehensive health care reform.
June 15, 2009Press Item
The President has long noted that skyrocketing health care costs will be disastrous for our long term national debt unless we pass real reform. A national health insurance exchange with competing private plans and a new public plan has the potential to provide greater choices, better benefits, and more affordable premiums.
June 12, 2009Press Item
Various Democratic caucuses have come forth with what they want health care reform to include. A coalition of more than 100 moderate House Democrats is hoping to unify as they attempt to limit the size and scope of a government-sponsored health insurance option — a key sticking point as health reform enters a delicate phase of negotiations.
June 12, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, Conference Report on H.R. 2346 – Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009, H.R. 2847 – Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010, H.R. ___– Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010