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June 11, 2009Press Item
Health care reform begins to make its way through Congress at a time when 72 percent of the country thinks we’re becoming less healthy and 60 percent believes that the American health care system needs a complete overhaul or major reform. Small businesses in the United States are being undermined by our current healthcare system.
June 11, 2009The Daily Whip
Senate Amendment to H.R. 1256 - Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act
June 11, 2009Press Item
I am pleased that the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct has responded so quickly to the resolution passed by the House last week.
June 10, 2009The Daily Whip
Motion to Go to Conference on H.R. 2346 – Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009, H.R. 1886 - Pakistan Enduring Assistance and Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2009,
June 9, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 2410 - Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011
June 10, 2009Press Item
We are here to defend small businesses that are integral to our communities, and to the employment of one million Americans: our auto dealerships.
June 10, 2009Press Item
Tomorrow morning, the House will appoint Members to the conference committee on the supplemental.
June 10, 2009Press Item
Spurred on by President Obama and an array of businesses, medical providers and consumers clamoring for change, congressional Democrats have begun to lay out specific plans for overhauling the nation's healthcare system. House Democratic leaders gave members their first glimpse of their version of President Obama’s healthcare overhaul on Tuesday.
June 10, 2009Press Item
I hope that we will pause tonight and honor the memory of Stephen Tyrone Johns of Temple Hills, Maryland, who died today defending the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum against an anti-Semitic gunman.
June 9, 2009Press Item
I am pleased that the House passed the CARS Act this afternoon with strong, bipartisan support.
June 9, 2009Press Item
Today, Members of Congress joined with President Obama as he proposed restoring statutory “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO) legislation.
June 9, 2009Press Item
Today’s announcement of proposed statutory PAYGO demonstrates Democrats’ continued commitment to bringing down the deficit.
June 9, 2009Press Item
Black, Latino and Asian lawmakers want President Barack Obama to focus more on racial disparities reported in medical treatment. Despite consistent increases in spending, disparities among demographic groups persist. Low-income Americans and racial and ethnic minorities experience disproportionately higher rates of disease, fewer treatment options, and reduced access to care.
June 9, 2009Press Item
Thank you for offering me the opportunity to speak on behalf of Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher.
June 9, 2009Press Item
I am pleased that Chairman Obey has put forward an aggressive draft schedule to bring all the FY10 appropriations bills to the House Floor for consideration before we leave for the August District Work Period.
June 8, 2009Press Item
After months of insisting he would leave the details to Congress, President Obama has concluded that he must exert greater control over the health care debate and is preparing an intense push for legislation. The Democratic National Committee is trying to lay the groundwork across the country for broad acceptance of President Obama’s upcoming overhaul of the nation’s healthcare system.
June 5, 2009Press Item
Most observers see rising costs as an inexorable force, blame advancing technology, and conclude that only by rationing beneficial care or making draconian price cuts can we slow the growth of health care costs. As support grows on Capitol Hill for taxing workers’ medical benefits to pay for a health care overhaul, Democrats on the House’s tax-writing panel hold a thin line of resistance.
June 5, 2009Press Item
The 111th Congress had a strong start and accomplished a great deal in the first five months.
June 5, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, Conference Report on H.R. 2346 - Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009, H.R. 2410 - Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011, H.R. 1886 - Pakistan Enduring Assistance and Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2009
June 3, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 2200 - Transportation Security Administration Authorization Act of 2009, H.R. 626 – Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2009
June 4, 2009Press Item
A new study by Harvard University researchers shows a sizable increase over six years in bankruptcies caused in part by ever-higher medical expenses. Yesterday the White House released a letter sent by the President to Senators Ted Kennedy and Max Baucus, the Chairmen of the key committees in the Senate handling health care reform, spelling out in detail what he would like to see in this historic legislation.
June 5, 2009Press Item
Sixty five years ago tomorrow, American, British, Canadian, and Free French forces launched the amphibious invasion of Normandy and the campaign that would liberate Europe from Nazi domination.
June 5, 2009Press Item
May’s job losses were down dramatically, a sign that the economic recovery policy put in place by President Obama and the Democratic Congress appears to be starting to work.