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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
June 12, 2009Press Item
This bill is important for the health of millions of Americans. By sending it to the President, we can give the Food and Drug Administration authority over tobacco products; the health experts at the FDA will have the power to approve new tobacco products and regulate tobacco marketing, especially to minors, in the vital years when tobacco addiction can take hold or be prevented.
June 11, 2009Press Item
In an effort to obstruct the comprehensive health care reform that Americans want, Republicans have resorted to spreading false information about Democratic proposals to lower costs, preserve and expand patient choice, and assure access to quality, affordable care for all.
June 11, 2009Press Item
This afternoon, President Obama brought a strong case for health care reform to a town-hall meeting in Green Bay, Wisconsin—the same case that has resonated with so many Americans all across the country.
June 11, 2009Press Item
On June 10, 2009, President Obama submitted the
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.