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June 25, 2009Press Item
Today, the House Budget Committee held a hearing on the Statutory “Pay-As-You-Go” Act of 2009.
June 25, 2009Press Item
I want to thank Chairman Spratt for holding a hearing today to discuss reinstating statutory PAYGO.
June 25, 2009Press Item
Democrats have taken action to restore fiscal responsibility in order to reverse years of reckless spending under the Bush Administration, and restoring PAYGO is a central part of that effort.
June 23, 2009Press Item
With each passing year, Americans are paying more for health care coverage. Skyrocketing premiums and out-of-pocket medical costs are battering family budgets, eroding U.S. competitiveness in the global economy and threatening the American standard of living. Health costs are increasing at an unsustainable rate, and the national economy will not thrive unless they are reined in.
June 23, 2009The Daily Whip
Suspension, H.R. 2892 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010, Begin Consideration of H.R. 2647 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010
June 24, 2009Press Item
Fundamental health reform is integral to putting the country on the path to economic recovery. Several new nonpartisan polls show strong public support for reforming health care as well as a public health insurance option.
June 23, 2009Press Item
This legislation is a comprehensive approach to America's energy policy that charts a new course towards a clean energy economy.
June 24, 2009The Daily Whip
Complete Consideration of H.R. 2647 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, Possible Consideration of H.R. 2996 - Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
June 19, 2009Press Item
On June 19, 1865, almost three years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, those still enslaved in Galveston, Texas learned that they were free men and women.
June 19, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 2892 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010, H.R. 2647 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, H.R. __ - Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
June 19, 2009Press Item
Today, the House Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and Labor Committees released the discussion draft of the House health care reform bill. They are inviting instructive input to be submitted via email. Committees will be holding bi-partisan hearings next week on the discussion draft.
June 22, 2009Press Item
Americans overwhelmingly support substantial changes to the health care system and are strongly behind one of the most contentious proposals Congress is considering. On Saturday President Obama announced a deal between lawmakers and the nation’s pharmaceutical companies that will bring down health care costs and reduce the price of prescription drugs for millions of America’s seniors.
June 19, 2009Press Item
Today, the chairmen of the three committees with jurisdiction over health policy in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled their discussion draft for health care reform.
June 19, 2009Press Item
I commend the three committees - the Chairmen, their Members and staff – for working together in an unprecedented way to put forward one draft that represents the next step in achieving health care reform for America.
June 17, 2009Press Item
I am pleased that we have introduced statutory PAYGO in the House, taking a major step toward restoring a policy that turned deficits to record surpluses.
June 17, 2009Press Item
Today, President Obama proposed a wide-ranging regulatory overhaul designed to prevent a recurrence of financial crisis.
June 18, 2009The Daily Whip
Complete Consideration of H.R. 2847 – Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010,H.Res. 520 – Privileged Resolution Impeaching Samuel B. Kent, judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, for high crimes and misdemeanors (Rep. Conyers – Judiciary)
June 18, 2009Press Item
Former Senators Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, and Bob Dole have come forth with a bipartisan proposal for health care reform. As lawmakers discuss comprehensive health reform legislation amidst the backdrop of a struggling national economy, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released the first-ever monthly measure of consumer confidence in American health care.
June 18, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 2918 - Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010, H.Res. 520 – Impeaching Samuel B. Kent, judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, for high crimes and misdemeanors
June 17, 2009Press Item
As the legislative work of health care reform begins in earnest, the Foundation’s latest tracking poll finds a fair amount of stability in Americans’ attitudes towards possible changes in policy. Even though there are over 1,000 private insurance carriers in the U.S, most states are dominated by one or two health insurance providers.
June 17, 2009Press Item
Today, House Democrats introduced President Obama’s “Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009.”
June 16, 2009Press Item
I rise to voice my strong support for final passage of this supplemental appropriations bill.
June 17, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 2847 – Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010