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July 27, 2009Press Item
In his weekly address on Saturday, President Obama discusses a key factor that has been considered in the development of the health insurance reform proposals that are being considered: the impact of reform on small business. During the weekly address, the President asked that small business owners and employees give comments and questions on the report, such as experiences with health care of those involved in small business, and thoughts and questions on the new CEA report...
July 27, 2009Press Item
We’ve heard a lot of wild claims about health insurance reform from our Republican colleagues.
July 24, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 3326 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010, Corporate and Financial Institution Compensation Fairness Act of 2009,
July 23, 2009Press Item
Wednesday night in a primetime press conference focused on health insurance reform, President Obama explained what's in reform for you and your family. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday a healthcare overhaul was central to his economic recovery effort and vowed to push reforms through this year...
July 23, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 3293 - Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
July 24, 2009Press Item
As families increasingly struggle to balance health care costs with everyday needs, nearly all Americans are acutely aware of the urgent need for comprehensive reform of our health care system. A comprehensive overhaul of the health care system, eliminating inefficiencies and wasteful practices, will be crucial in correcting the nation’s unsustainable fiscal excesses...
July 23, 2009Press Item
For far too many decades, we have labored under a health care system that is unworthy of our great country.
July 23, 2009Press Item
Tomorrow’s increase in the minimum wage comes as much-needed relief for families and our economy.
July 22, 2009Press Item
Maybe you’ve heard ‘the first rule of holes’: when you’re in one, stop digging.
July 22, 2009Press Item
Today, the House passed the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009 by a vote of 265-166.
July 22, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 3288 - Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
July 22, 2009Press Item
Tonight, President Obama demonstrated that health care reform is urgent on multiple fronts.
July 21, 2009The Daily Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 2920 - Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009, Dispose of H.Res. __ - Raising a question of privileges of the House
July 22, 2009Press Item
Republicans Say They Want Fiscal Discipline. Will They Vote For PAYGO?
July 22, 2009Press Item
The United States leads all industrialized countries in the share of national health care expenditures devoted to insurance administration. President Barack Obama is significantly raising his personal stake in the effort to overhaul America's health-care system, as Democrats and the public express growing unease about the costs...
July 21, 2009Press Item
Republican strategy on health care is clear.
July 21, 2009Press Item
This week, the House will consider legislation reestablishing statutory “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO).
July 21, 2009Press Item
Trying to keep the health care debate moving on his terms, President Barack Obama on Tuesday touted the consensus reached by lawmakers so far and dismissed efforts to delay or defeat emerging legislation. Over the last three years, nearly three-quarters of people who tried to buy coverage in this market never actually purchased a plan, either because they could not find one that fit their needs or that they could afford, or because they were turned down due to a preexisting condition...
July 20, 2009Press Item
Forty years ago today, American astronauts walked on the surface of the moon.
July 20, 2009Press Item
On June 14, President Obama transmitted legislation to Congress establishing a statutory “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO) requirement, and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer introduced the legislation as H.R. 2920.
July 20, 2009Press Item
In his weekly address to the Nation, the President called on Congress to seize this opportunity – one that may not come again for decades – and finally pass health care reform. In his most recent remarks, President Obama has stopped mentioning what had been his mantra — that the House and Senate finish their health-care bills by the August recess — and switched to a less specific call to fast action.