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June 8, 2009Press Item
After months of insisting he would leave the details to Congress, President Obama has concluded that he must exert greater control over the health care debate and is preparing an intense push for legislation. The Democratic National Committee is trying to lay the groundwork across the country for broad acceptance of President Obama’s upcoming overhaul of the nation’s healthcare system.
June 5, 2009Press Item
Most observers see rising costs as an inexorable force, blame advancing technology, and conclude that only by rationing beneficial care or making draconian price cuts can we slow the growth of health care costs. As support grows on Capitol Hill for taxing workers’ medical benefits to pay for a health care overhaul, Democrats on the House’s tax-writing panel hold a thin line of resistance.
June 5, 2009Press Item
The 111th Congress had a strong start and accomplished a great deal in the first five months.
June 5, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, Conference Report on H.R. 2346 - Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009, H.R. 2410 - Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011, H.R. 1886 - Pakistan Enduring Assistance and Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2009
June 3, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 2200 - Transportation Security Administration Authorization Act of 2009, H.R. 626 – Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2009
June 4, 2009Press Item
A new study by Harvard University researchers shows a sizable increase over six years in bankruptcies caused in part by ever-higher medical expenses. Yesterday the White House released a letter sent by the President to Senators Ted Kennedy and Max Baucus, the Chairmen of the key committees in the Senate handling health care reform, spelling out in detail what he would like to see in this historic legislation.
June 5, 2009Press Item
Sixty five years ago tomorrow, American, British, Canadian, and Free French forces launched the amphibious invasion of Normandy and the campaign that would liberate Europe from Nazi domination.
June 5, 2009Press Item
May’s job losses were down dramatically, a sign that the economic recovery policy put in place by President Obama and the Democratic Congress appears to be starting to work.
June 3, 2009Press Item
Over the last five months, Congressional Democrats worked with President Obama to improve the lives of Americans and help our nation through this economic crisis.
June 3, 2009Press Item
Analysis in a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities finds that limiting the tax exclusion for employer-sponsored health insurance could provide significant revenues for health reform. The 161 million Americans with employer-sponsored health insurance are facing substantial increases in out-of-pocket costs.
June 2, 2009Press Item
As Congress and the President move to reform our health care system, a report released today provides context for what health care reform means for the American economy. Yesterday, six major health care organizations from across the stakeholder spectrum followed up on their promise and delivered to the President a more detailed proposal of where they could save the health care system $2 trillion over 10 years.
June 2, 2009Press Item
The report released today by the Council of Economic Advisors underscores this key point: health care reform is an economic imperative that is essential to several aspects of our economic health and security.
June 2, 2009Press Item
This morning the White House Council of Economic Advisers issued a pivotal report entitled "The Economic Case for Health Care Reform," explaining in the greatest depth to date why health reform is vital for the future of the American economy.
June 2, 2009The Daily Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 31 - Lumbee Recognition Act, H.R. 1385 - Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2009, Dispose of H.Res. __ - Raising a question of privileges of the House
May 29, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 31 - Lumbee Recognition Act, H.R. 1385 - Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2009, H.R. 2200 - Transportation Security Administration Authorization Act of 2009, H.R. 626 – Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2009
May 22, 2009Press Item
This weekend, we honor every American who died in our Nation’s service, from the founding days of the Republic to today’s conflicts on the far side of the world.
May 22, 2009Press Item
This week, the House made significant strides in our efforts to rebuild the economy to immediately help families and provide for long-term growth.
May 27, 2009Press Item
Today marks the 100th day since the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a sweeping economic package designed to turn our economy around—a process that is just beginning.
May 27, 2009Press Item
Democratic Leaders mark the 100th day since President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law.
May 21, 2009Press Item
Rep. Inslee's efforts to bring this before the Committee are commendable, and come from our shared interest in moving forward on the next generation of transmission technology.
May 20, 2009Press Item
President Obama and Congressional Democrats are committed to enacting comprehensive health care reform this year.