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May 15, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, House Amendment to S. 896 - Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009, H.R. 2352 - Job Creation Through Entrepreneurship Act of 2009, H.R. 915 - FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009, H.R. 2200 - Transportation Security Administration Authorization Act of 2009
May 15, 2009Press Item
This week, we continued to focus on a major priority of the Obama Administration and Congress: health care reform. On Wednesday, I joined President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and Chairmen Rangel, Waxman, and Miller at the White House in ongoing talks to develop legislation that lowers health care costs, provides patient choice of providers and plan, and ensures access to quality, affordable care for all Americans. We have made progress since these discussions began, aided further with a pledge this week by major health care stakeholders to slow the national growth rate of health care expenditures. Congress will continue to work with President Obama to develop health reform legislation with the hope of considering a bill in the House by August.
May 18, 2009Press Item
Today, the House voted for final passage of the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009, a bill that will improve the integrity of our financial system and help us avoid a repeat of the recent economic crisis.
May 13, 2009Press Item
House Democratic leaders vowed Wednesday to pass a comprehensive overhaul of the health care system before the August recess.
May 14, 2009Press Item
Today, the House of Representatives passed the fiscal year 2009 Supplemental Appropriations bill by a vote of 368-60.
May 13, 2009Press Item
The financial health of the Social Security system has eroded more sharply in the past year than at any time since the mid-1990s, according to a government forecast that ratchets up pressure on the Obama administration and Congress to stabilize the retirement system that keeps many older Americans out of poverty.
May 10, 2009Press Item
"WE CAN no longer afford to leave the hard choices for the next budget, the next administration or the next generation," declared President Barack Obama last week as he unveiled his budget.
May 12, 2009Press Item
The cheapest kilowatt of renewable energy is the kilowatt we save. For that reason, building a clean energy economy isn’t simply about constructing low-carbon plants or implementing a cap-and-trade plan. It’s also about developing an energy grid that more efficiently sends power to homes and businesses — and saves us money along the way.
May 14, 2009Press Item
I urge my colleagues to support this supplemental appropriations bill, which makes vital investments in the needs of our troops, responsible policy abroad, and security at home.
May 13, 2009The Daily Whip
Complete Consideration of H.R. 2187 - 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act, H.R. 2346 - Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009
May 13, 2009Press Item
Increasing reliance on renewable energy from wind and solar farms might not necessarily mean the construction of thousands of new transmission towers stretching across the American landscape.
May 13, 2009Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said a climate change bill could be on the House floor this summer after Democrats announced agreements on a few critical issues holding the legislation up.
May 13, 2009Press Item
Thank you for inviting me to speak to you in the midst of a transformative time for America’s energy policy. This morning, I’d like to talk about what I think that transformation ought to look like. But before I do, I want to emphasize that it’s just as important that we hear what you think it ought to look like.
May 13, 2009Press Item
I want to congratulate Chairman Waxman, Chairman Markey and the Members of the Energy and Commerce Committee in reaching consensus on key elements of comprehensive clean energy legislation.
May 13, 2009Press Item
The weapons acquisition reform legislation passed by the House today is a significant step toward reducing waste, fraud and abuse in government spending.
May 12, 2009Press Item
Today’s report shows that the challenges confronting Medicare and Social Security are continuing to grow.
May 12, 2009Press Item
As we look to update our energy infrastructure, as well as pursue the development of alternative energy sources, it is important to ensure we can transmit energy efficiently and reliably throughout the country.
May 12, 2009Press Item
Today, the Medicare and Social Security Trustees issued their annual report, which included updated projections for the solvency of Social Security and Medicare trust funds.
May 12, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 2187 - 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act, Suspensions, Motion to Go to Conference on H.R. 2101 - Weapons Acquisition System Reform Through Enhancing Technical Knowledge and Oversight Act of 2009,
May 10, 2009Press Item
The mountain labored, and brought forth a mouse. Last week the administration confronted the budget of the U.S. government in the "line by line" review long promised by President Obama -- and found theoretical savings almost invisible to the naked eye.
May 12, 2009Press Item
America faces many serious challenges, but the rising cost of health care represents one of the greatest threats to our economic growth and long-term fiscal stability.
May 8, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, Dispose of H.Res. __ - Raising a question of privileges of the House, H.R. 2187 - 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act, H.R. __ - Fiscal Year 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations Bill
May 11, 2009Press Item
Containing rising health care costs that are an increasing burden on families, businesses and the federal budget is one of the critical goals of enacting health care reform this year.