Newsroom

March 11, 2010Press Item
President Barack Obama made his case for an overhaul of the U.S. medical system to Missouri voters, emphasizing his efforts to curb waste and fraud in government health programs...
March 10, 2010Press Item
Today, the House Appropriations Committee announced that they are banning earmarks directed to for-profit entities.
March 10, 2010Press Item
Today, House Democrats announced another step in our ongoing work to increase openness and transparency by banning corporate earmarks.
March 10, 2010Press Item
As Democrats continue to work to strengthen the economy and restore fiscal responsibility, Republicans are trying to forget their record.
March 10, 2010The Daily Whip
H.Res. 1031 - Rep. Conyers;Dispose of H.Res. __ - Rep. Flake; Suspensions
March 10, 2010Press Item
Health insurance rates for individual plans offered by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia have increased as much as 20.5 percent within the past six months, with more increases planned for April...
March 4, 2010Press Item
Support from his own party in doubt, President Barack Obama summoned more than a dozen House Democrats to the White House Thursday, pleading with them to put aside their qualms, seize a historic moment and vote for his massive health care overhaul.
March 9, 2010The Nightly Whip
9 Bills Adopted Under Suspension of the Rules, 1 Bill Not Adopted Under Suspension of the Rules, 5 Postponed Suspension Votes
March 9, 2010The Daily Whip
Suspensions, H.Con.Res. 248 - Afghanistan War Powers Resolution
March 10, 2010Press Item
Forty five years ago, civil rights activists attempted a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to demand that their governor honor their right to vote and their God-given equality.
March 10, 2010Press Item
Isn’t it nice when a congressional leader does the right thing?
March 10, 2010Press Item
Entering its 23rd decade, the U.S. Census is the longest-running national census in the world.
March 4, 2010Press Item
President Obama's endorsement Wednesday of a risky legislative maneuver to complete health-care legislation sent Democratic leaders scrambling to settle policy disputes and assemble the votes necessary for passage in the coming weeks.
March 3, 2010Press Item
As Democrats on Capitol Hill prepared a risky effort to muscle sweeping health-care legislation to final passage, President Obama on Tuesday made a last gambit to split Republicans on the issue, proposing to incorporate a handful of GOP ideas into his signature domestic initiative.
March 1, 2010Press Item
Unemployment benefits for hundreds of thousands of jobless people ran out on Monday and highway programs across the United States suspended work after a Republican lawmaker prevented their renewal.
March 2, 2010Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is using Sen. Jim Bunning’s (R-Ky.) one-man filibuster of a package to extend unemployment and health benefits and highway programs to renew his argument that the Senate needs to change the way it does business.
March 3, 2010Press Item
It's an unlikely twist after all the beatings that Democrats and Republicans have laid on the Federal Reserve over the past year.
March 1, 2010Press Item
Raising the prospect of a "simple up-or-down vote" on health-care reform, White House adviser Nancy-Ann DeParle said on Sunday she thinks Democrats will secure enough ayes on the measure and signaled that the administration could be moving toward trying to pass it along party lines.
March 1, 2010Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) warned Monday afternoon that debt crises like the one gripping Greece will inevitably hit the United States if leaders fail to cut deficits, and he urged Republicans to join President Barack Obama’s fiscal commission and develop a package of budget cuts and revenue hikes by the end of the year.
February 22, 2010Press Item
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s gamble paid off Monday night, as five Republicans joined Democrats to cut off debate on a narrowed $15 billion package of tax breaks and spending aimed at fostering job creation.
February 26, 2010Press Item
If there was any question about how deeply divided Republicans and Democrats are about how to reshape the American health care system, consider that they spent the first few hours of President Obama’s much-anticipated health care forum on Thursday arguing over whether they were in fact deeply divided.