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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.
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.