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July 30, 2009Press Item
A look at health care legislation taking shape in the Democratic-controlled House and Senate as President Barack Obama pushes to overhaul the system, cover nearly 50 million uninsured Americans and contain rising costs. After weeks of infighting and negative headlines, Democrats finally found a little momentum on health care as negotiators broke a critical logjam in the House...
July 30, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 3269 - Corporate and Financial Institution Compensation Fairness Act of 2009
July 31, 2009Press Item
History shows that the chance to reform the American health care system is a once-in-a-generation opportunity. So reform is absolutely worth the time it takes to get it right.
July 29, 2009Press Item
President Barack Obama, just days before Congress's August recess, will head to North Carolina and Virginia Wednesday to press his health-care agenda, with a new emphasis on health insurance regulation and new details on the changes he is seeking. President Obama defended his push for a new public health insurance plan Tuesday...
July 29, 2009The Daily Whip
Complete Consideration of H.R. 3326 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010, H.R. 2749 - Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009
July 30, 2009Press Item
On July 30, 1965, President Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law, providing a lifeline to millions of elderly Americans and low-income families who would otherwise not have been able to afford health care
July 30, 2009Press Item
This bill gives the Food and Drug Administration the authority and resources it needs to ensure that all Americans can be confident that the food they are putting on their family tables is free of contamination.
July 29, 2009Press Item
Congress is closer than ever before in history to passing comprehensive health insurance reform.
July 29, 2009Press Item
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and house Majority Leader Steny Hoyer issued the following joint statement this afternoon about progress on the health insurance reform legislation.
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...