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August 12, 2009Press Item
So far, nearly 32 percent of the funds have been put to work in about 26 percent of the days of the Recovery Act.
August 10, 2009Press Item
In about 160 days, more than 30,000 Recovery Act projects - ranging from community health center expansions to military facility upgrades to transportation construction jobs - have already been approved.
August 11, 2009Press Item
The world mourns a great loss today with the passing of Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
August 11, 2009Press Item
Recovery Act projects are coming in at 10, 20, and in some cases as much as 30 percent under-budget, which means there is more money available to fund projects that put more people back to work.
August 7, 2009Press Item
President Barack Obama on Thursday told a group of six Senate Finance Committee members to continue working toward a bipartisan health care bill, but stressed the urgency of getting a bill done this year. Top Obama aides promised Senate Democrats that the White House would defend them on health care if opponents attack...
August 5, 2009Press Item
President Barack Obama is wading deeper into the health care debate, hosting dozens of lawmakers at the White House since the middle of July in an outburst of personal presidential diplomacy designed to prod legislation toward a vote. The White House launched a coordinated effort Tuesday to combat what it calls a “viral whisper campaign” to torpedo health care reform...
August 6, 2009Press Item
I want to offer my congratulations to Judge Sonia Sotomayor on her confirmation.
August 6, 2009Press Item
Pressed by industry lobbyists, White House officials on Wednesday assured drug makers that the administration stood by a behind-the-scenes deal to block any Congressional effort to extract cost savings from them beyond an agreed-upon $80 billion. In an unusual e-mail appeal, President Barack Obama is asking millions of his campaign supporters to commit to attending at least one community event on health care this month...
August 7, 2009Press Item
Today’s numbers are a sign that the Recovery Act is beginning to take hold and have a real effect across the nation.
August 3, 2009Press Item
House members headed home on Friday, leaving behind the outlines of a nearly $1 trillion health care overhaul that is sure to draw fire from a variety of interests. Our broken health care system forces families and businesses to struggle with skyrocketing costs and puts millions of Americans at risk of losing the insurance they have now...
July 31, 2009Press Item
House Democrats are taking steps to limit annual price increases for insurance policies sold under a sweeping bill to extend health care to nearly all the 50 million uninsured Americans. Nationwide, hospital emergency departments (EDs) are in crisis. The demand for ED services has increased steadily while capacity has shrunk, due largely to hospital closures...
July 31, 2009Press Item
The action by the Energy and Commerce Committee to approve legislation that gives Americans the peace of mind of affordable quality health care they can count on is truly historic.
August 3, 2009Press Item
Today marks the beginning of a new, richly-deserved opportunity for our service members and veterans.
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 31, 2009Press Item
Today’s news on America’s gross domestic product includes some promising signs for our economic recovery.