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September 15, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 3246 - Advanced Vehicle Technology Act of 2009, Begin Consideration of H.R. 3221 - Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009, Suspension
September 16, 2009Press Item
I am pleased that the Senate Finance Committee appears to be poised to begin marking up its proposal next week.
September 16, 2009Press Item
In remarks made after a speech marking the anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said yesterday that the recession is “very likely over.”
September 15, 2009Press Item
After the President’s address to Congress and the Nation in which he called for an end to the “bickering” and “games” in the effort to reform health care, Republicans seem to be changing their tune to sing the praises of bipartisanship.
September 15, 2009Press Item
One more day of negotiations stands between Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus and his release of the health care plan everyone is awaiting. But finishing touches are still needed on some difficult issues, including abortion coverage, provisions regarding illegal immigrants, Medicaid funding and costs to consumers. The Congressional Budget Office will likely provide a cost estimate of health care overhaul legislation being written by the Senate Finance Committee that will go beyond the normal 10-year time frame, Senate Budget Chairman Kent Conrad said Monday...
September 15, 2009The Nightly Whip
Passed 16 Suspensions; Adopted Privileged Resolution; 1 Postponed Suspension
September 15, 2009Press Item
This afternoon the House will consider a resolution disapproving of the conduct by Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-2) during the joint session of Congress, September 9, 2009.
September 15, 2009Press Item
None of us is happy to be here considering the resolution before us. I know I am not. At the same time, what is at issue here is of importance to this House and to our country.
September 14, 2009Press Item
Today, President Barack Obama marked the one-year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers with a speech on the need for financial regulatory reform.
September 14, 2009Press Item
President Obama tells Steve Kroft in an interview airing Sunday on CBS News' "60 Minutes: "I intend to be president for a while and once this bill passes, I own it. ... So I have every incentive to get this right." Before a packed Target Center in Minneapolis, the president reaffirmed his plan to lower the cost of care, cover more Americans and prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions...
September 11, 2009Press Item
Democratic congressional leaders predicted passage of health care legislation within a few months despite undimmed Republican opposition, claiming momentum Thursday from President Barack Obama's speech and renewed commitment from lawmakers fresh from a month of meetings with constituents. President Obama’s speech on health care failed to bridge the gulf with Republicans, but Democrats said on Thursday that the president had largely succeeded in unifying his own party by making a cogent, persuasive pitch to the American public...
September 12, 2009Press Item
I applaud the President for taking action to ensure that American workers and industry can compete fairly.
September 14, 2009Press Item
One year ago today, the collapse of Lehman Brothers precipitated a crisis that had not been seen since the days of the Great Depression.
September 11, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 3246 - Advanced Vehicle Technology Act of 2009, H.R. 3221 - Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009
September 9, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 965 - Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network Continuing Authorization Act
September 9, 2009Press Item
As President Obama made clear tonight, America cannot put up for much longer with the skyrocketing cost of health care that is hurting our families, our businesses and our country.
September 9, 2009Press Item
Tonight, Democrats applauded President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress on health reform.
September 10, 2009Press Item
The Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) quarterly report on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act shows that the Recovery Act is working as intended to lift our country out of recession, by contributing to the growth of our economy and significantly decreasing unemployment.
September 10, 2009Press Item
Casting himself as a voice of reason in a bitter debate, he says the parties must come together. Congressional Democrats on Thursday began their push to unify their ranks behind President Obama's outline for health-care legislation, hours after the president laid out that plan in a speech that was met with loud protests from some Republican lawmakers...
September 11, 2009Press Item
House Leaders mark the eighth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001.
September 9, 2009Press Item
The conventional wisdom, here and around the country, is that the centerpiece of President Obama’s domestic agenda — remaking the health care system to cut costs and cover the uninsured — is on life support and that only a political miracle could revive it. Here’s why the conventional wisdom might be wrong. President Barack Obama, in a high-stakes speech Wednesday to Congress and the nation, will press for a government-run insurance option in a proposed overhaul of the U.S. health-care system...