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August 27, 2009Press Item
This summer, Recovery Act funds were used to begin work on 200 new waste and water systems in rural America.
August 27, 2009Press Item
The White House is asking doctors to help promote its drive to overhaul health care, marking another effort by President Obama to regain momentum on one of his top-priority issues. Hospitals may gain as much as $16 billion over a decade from the Obama administration's proposals to overhaul the healthcare system...
August 26, 2009Press Item
Today, House Leaders joined President Obama in mourning the loss and remembering the legacy of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.
August 25, 2009Press Item
Beginning this summer, Recovery Act funds were used to create 125,000 summer youth jobs.
August 25, 2009Press Item
Today’s Mid-Session Review of the Budget confirms that Congress and the Administration must persist in their efforts to bring the deficit under control.
August 25, 2009Press Item
This summer, Recovery Act funds were used to create 125,000 summer youth jobs.
August 25, 2009Press Item
Reform supporters are planning to hold more than 500 events between Wednesday and when lawmakers return to Washington Sept. 8, ranging from neighborhood organized phone banks to professionally staffed rallies with hundreds of people. Costs for employer-provided health plans are expected to rise more than 10 percent within the next 12 months, a jump workers may feel in their paychecks or through changes to their insurance coverage...
August 26, 2009Press Item
Today, America mourns the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy. He was one of the most dynamic and influential legislators in our Nation's history, and his legacy will live on in the work of the colleagues he inspired, and in the lives of the millions of Americans for whom his passion for social justice made a difference.
August 24, 2009Press Item
One of the most widely accepted arguments against a government medical plan for the middle class is that it would quash competition — just what private insurers seem to be doing themselves in many parts of the U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Friday said there is no deadline for the House to vote on contentious legislation to overhaul the health-care system...
August 20, 2009Press Item
President Obama sought Wednesday to reframe the health care debate as “a core ethical and moral obligation,” imploring a coalition of religious leaders to help promote the plan to lower costs and expand insurance coverage for all Americans. The White House insisted today that it is still hoping for Republican support for health care reform...
August 21, 2009Press Item
Beginning this summer, Recovery Act funds were used to begin projects at 107 National Parks.
August 21, 2009Press Item
Welcome and thank you for joining us today to bring to light the many ways that health reform proposals under discussion in Congress will help small businesses who are today struggling to provide coverage for their employees.
August 21, 2009Press Item
President Obama said Thursday that he “would love to have more Republicans engaged” in the health care negotiations under way in Congress, but expressed doubt that a bipartisan compromise could be reached because he suspected the party’s leadership was intent on defeating his signature domestic priority. President Barack Obama, seeking to rally his base, accused Republican leaders Thursday of trying to block a health-care overhaul from the start and again threw his weight behind a government-run insurance plan...
August 24, 2009Press Item
Beginning this summer, Recovery Act funds were used to hire or keep on the job approximately 5,000 law enforcement officers.
August 20, 2009Press Item
Beginning this summer, Recovery Act funds allowed for improvements at 90 Veterans Medical Centers across 38 states.
August 20, 2009Press Item
Beginning this summer, Recovery Act funds allowed for improvements at 90 Veterans Medical Centers across 38 states.
August 18, 2009Press Item
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs insisted Monday that there has been no change in President Barack Obama’s desire to see a public health insurance option be part of a healthcare bill. Several leading Democrats voiced concern Monday about an apparent White House shift on health-care reform, objecting to signals from senior administration officials that they would abandon the idea of a government-run insurance plan if it lacked the backing to pass Congress...
August 19, 2009Press Item
Beginning this summer, Recovery Act funds allowed for rehabilitation and improvement projects at 98 airports and over 1,500 highway locations throughout the country.
August 19, 2009Press Item
Beginning this summer, Recovery Act funds allowed for rehabilitation and improvement projects at 98 airports and over 1,500 highway locations throughout the country.
August 19, 2009Press Item
The White House Office of Health Reform released a new report showing the incredible financial burden of rising health care costs and inadequate coverage on individuals and families. The White House on Tuesday denied that comments by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius were meant to signal that President Barack Obama is backing away from a public insurance option...
August 17, 2009Press Item
House Leaders mark the six-month anniversary of the signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
August 18, 2009Press Item
"Novak was a Washington institution, the author of a syndicated column that ran for four and a half decades, a familiar presence on television, and one of the nation’s most prominent conservative voices...
August 17, 2009Press Item
As students prepare to return to school, a Recovery Act project that began this summer will fund 135,000 education jobs including teachers, principals and support staff – The Recovery Act funds will help to keep outstanding teachers in America’s schools and help with necessary reforms to ensure that every child in America can receive a complete and competitive education.
August 17, 2009Press Item
Six months ago, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act—a sweeping effort to check the economic crisis he inherited and put Americans back to work.