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September 22, 2009Press Item
Under the Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the pace of job loss has declined dramatically in recent months. However, because the recession was so deep, it will take more time to completely reverse the more than 6.9 million jobs lost since the beginning of the recession in 2007.
September 22, 2009Press Item
Eight months into the 111th Congress, and the Obama presidency, it is clear that the economic policies that we have put in place are helping to pull our country out of recession.
September 22, 2009Press Item
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services launched an investigation into Humana Inc.'s effort to enlist beneficiaries to fight proposed cuts to Medicare's private plans. House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) was asked several times on Monday about the GOP’s lack of a specific healthcare reform plan...
September 22, 2009The Daily Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 324 - Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area Act
September 21, 2009Press Item
President Obama sought to blanket the airwaves with an impassioned defense of his health-care reform effort Sunday during back-to-back broadcasts of taped interviews on five morning news programs. President Obama on Sunday pushed back against the argument from liberal Democrats that the leading health care bill in the Senate would place a new financial burden on the middle class...
September 18, 2009Press Item
This evening, Jews around the world will begin their celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
September 18, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 324 - Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area Act, H.J.Res. __ - Making Continuing Appropriations for the Fiscal Year 2010, and for other purposes
September 21, 2009Press Item
After passing major legislation this year dealing with such critical challenges as economic recovery and making college more affordable, House Members will continue to work on important issues in Committee, on the Floor, and in their districts this Fall.
September 17, 2009Press Item
The Obama administration said Medicare will help fund state pilot projects that use primary-care doctors and teams of coordinators to manage patient care and reduce costs. Pushing for health care reform didn’t turn out so well for the last first lady in a Democratic White House...
September 16, 2009Press Item
An average family health insurance policy now costs more than some compact cars, and four in 10 companies will likely pass more of that expense on to workers, according to a closely watched survey of businesses released Tuesday. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) will release his long-awaited health care reform bill Wednesday – but without the Republican support he has sought for months...
September 16, 2009The Daily Whip
Complete Consideration of H.R. 3221 - Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009
September 17, 2009Press Item
Today the House passed the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, legislation that accomplishes two key goals: expanding opportunities for higher education, and putting our country on sounder fiscal footing.
September 17, 2009Press Item
This afternoon, I was pleased to join President Obama as he made the case for health insurance reform to an audience of students in my congressional district, at the University of Maryland in College Park.
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.