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January 11, 2010Press Item
As Democratic Senate and House leaders privately hammer out a final compromise on their competing versions of health care legislation, the controversies focus on a government-run option and abortion...
January 12, 2010Press Item
President Obama sought on Monday evening to assuage organized labor's misgivings about the health-care overhaul, even as several key union leaders warned that the bill's final outlines could severely dampen their enthusiasm for the Democratic ticket in this year's elections...
January 8, 2010The Weekly Whip
Disposing of the President’s Veto of H.J.Res. 64 - Making Further Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2010, Suspensions
January 6, 2010Press Item
More money for community health centers. Immediate help for the uninsured. No more lifetime limits on coverage. Under the health care legislation that's moving through Congress, these and other benefits would take effect quickly...
January 7, 2010Press Item
When it comes to health care reform proposals for Medicare, the big news has been the billions of dollars in savings the bills would wring from the program...
January 7, 2010Press Item
The President was right to act quickly and decisively to determine the shortfalls that allowed an attempted terrorist attack on Flight 253.
January 8, 2010Press Item
Today’s job numbers are a disappointment—for Congress and, more importantly, for the millions of American families who continue to struggle with an unemployment rate of 10%.
January 8, 2010Press Item
Worried House Democrats held a caucus-wide conference call Thursday to strategize about health-care reform before lawmakers return to Washington next week...
December 24, 2009Press Item
Today, the Senate passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
December 19, 2009Press Item
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer issued the following joint statement today on news that the Senate will move forward with historic health insurance reform legislation:
December 24, 2009Press Item
I commend Majority Leader Reid and all the Senators who worked so hard to ensure approval of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act this morning.
December 28, 2009Press Item
Senate Democrats approved landmark legislation just after sunrise Christmas Eve that would transform the nation's health-care system by requiring people without insurance to obtain coverage and protecting those who have it from the most unpopular private insurance practices...
January 4, 2010Press Item
No matter how the conference committee reconciles the House and Senate bills, health-care reform will usher in some sweeping new policies. Plenty of people have tried to tease out what this will mean for the average consumer...
January 5, 2010Press Item
When given a choice between waiting for health reform legislation to pass or researching and seeking health insurance coverage immediately, 24% of adults surveyed would choose to wait before seeking coverage if they lost their coverage today, according to a new poll...
December 18, 2009Press Item
The agreement President Obama announced this evening - including transparency measures, a mitigation target of two degree Celsius and a financing mechanism - is an important step forward that lays a key marker both in the global fight against climate change and in U.S. participation in such efforts.
December 16, 2009Press Item
The House has completed all of its scheduled legislative business for the week, and no more votes are expected in the House this year.
December 16, 2009Press Item
Tonight, the House passed the Jobs for Main Street Act, completing its work for 2009.
December 18, 2009Press Item
The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that the housing market rebounded in November, with new construction increasing across the country.
December 16, 2009Press Item
Today, the House responded to the urgent needs of the millions of Americans who are still out of work this winter.
December 15, 2009The Nightly Whip
Passed: 8 bills passed on Suspension; Postponed: 6 Suspension Votes