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March 21, 2010Press Item
The bill does not increase Social Security taxes or make any changes in the Social Security Act.
March 22, 2010The Weekly Whip
suspensions, H.R. 4849 - Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act of 2010, H.R. 4899 – Disaster Relief and Summer Jobs Act of 2010
March 22, 2010Press Item
In 1780, when our nation was struggling to be born, and John Adams was far from home, he wrote this in a letter to his wife: I must study politics and war, so that my sons have the liberty to study commerce, so that their sons have the right to study literature, and art, and music.
March 21, 2010Press Item
The House on Sunday took the most critical step yet toward adoption of legislation to overhaul the nation’s health care system and guarantee access to medical insurance for tens of millions of Americans, all but assuring a hard-fought but politically risky victory for President Obama and his party...
March 21, 2010Press Item
The health care bill is full of “sweetheart” deals intended to win votes.
March 21, 2010Press Item
There are no cuts to Medicare benefits. Rather, this bill strengthens Medicare - extending its solvency by nine years and closing the donut hole.
March 21, 2010Press Item
The IRS will be working hard to pay out the largest tax cut for health care in history—benefitting 40 million middle class families and 4 million small businesses.
March 21, 2010Press Item
The VA Secretary and the Chairmen of five House committees have guaranteed that the health care legislation does not undermine or change the Department of Veterans Affairs mandate to provide comprehensive health care to veterans.
March 21, 2010Press Item
We are here to conclude a day of argument, which concludes months of argument in a national conversation that began more than a century ago.
March 21, 2010Press Item
This morning, Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) appeared on NBC's “Meet the Press” to discuss today's expected vote on health insurance reform.
March 20, 2010Press Item
Today's protests against health insurance reform saw a rash of despicable, inflammatory behavior, much of it directed at minority Members of Congress.
March 20, 2010Press Item
The rule issued sets up a straight forward process with three votes.
March 20, 2010The Daily Whip
Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments to H.R. 3590 - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – and H.R. 4872 - Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Reps. Spratt/Waxman/Levin/George Miller – Budget/Energy and Commerce/Ways and Means/Education and Labor);Suspensions
March 21, 2010Press Item
The latest misrepresentation about health care reform legislation is that it will take money away from Social Security. This is false, the bill does not increase Social Security taxes.
March 19, 2010Press Item
Democrats from across the spectrum continue to announce their support for passing health care reform, legislation that will bring down costs and produce long-term savings for families and businesses.
March 19, 2010The Nightly Whip
Considered and Passed: H.R. 3644 - Ocean, Coastal, and Watershed Education Act, 7 Bills Adopted Under Suspension of the Rules, 3 Postponed Suspension Votes
March 19, 2010The Daily Whip
H.R. 1612 - Public Lands Service Corps Act, Suspensions
March 20, 2010Press Item
Today we mark with sadness the death of Stewart Udall, former Secretary of the Interior, father of Senator Tom Udall and uncle of Senator Mark Udall.
March 20, 2010Press Item
One by one, House Democratic fence-sitters began choosing sides Friday, and the long, turbulent struggle over landmark health care legislation tilted unmistakably in President Barack Obama's direction...
March 20, 2010Press Item
Mr. President, welcome. We’re pleased to have you here. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, little did you and I realize when you were a capitol cop and I was working down in the basement of the Russell Building that we would be on this stage with President Obama.
March 19, 2010Press Item
House Democrats initiated a 72-hour countdown Thursday on their yearlong effort to overhaul the health care system, unveiling a nearly final version of the legislation that promptly won additional support with a promise that the bill would more than pay for itself over the next decade...