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May 21, 2009Press Item
IN THE THREE months since the U.S. Senate approved the D.C. voting rights bill, dates targeted for a House vote have come and gone with no action.
July 1, 2009Press Item
House and Senate lawmakers working on a major overhaul of the health-care system have reached a familiar juncture in their effort to reshape one of the largest sectors of the economy. With more questions than answers arising in the debate over his healthcare proposal, President Obama is looking to pressure Congress by taking his push for reform back on the road...
June 7, 2009Press Item
While headlines talk about a "fight" over the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court that may never develop, a much bigger battle is about to break out over President Obama's No. 1 domestic priority, health care.
June 13, 2009Press Item
Congress has shamefully caved in, yet again, to the gun lobby and abandoned the effort to grant the long-suffering District of Columbia a voting representative in the House.
June 11, 2009Press Item
The House ethics committee is investigating the now-defunct PMA defense lobbying group and its ties to lawmakers.
June 11, 2009Press Item
U.S. auto-parts companies plan to ask the Obama administration for as much as $10 billion in new aid as General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC bankruptcies deepen the suppliers' troubles.
June 10, 2009Press Item
President Obama called on Congress yesterday to enact pay-as-you-go budget rules to help tame a deficit forecast to top $1.8 trillion this year.
June 10, 2009Press Item
Congressional leaders abandoned efforts yesterday to win passage of the D.C. voting rights bill this summer after city leaders wouldn't withdraw their opposition to an amendment that would do away with the District's strict gun-control laws.
June 9, 2009Press Item
U.S. auto dealers' political muscle was on display Tuesday, as House and Senate lawmakers increased pressure on General Motors Corp. (GMGMQ) and Chrysler LLC to pull back on planned dealership closings.
June 14, 2009Press Item
THE PUSH for voting rights for the District of Columbia has stalled because -- or so congressional leaders say -- city officials can't agree on a course of action. Let's be clear about who really is at fault.
June 20, 2009Press Item
House Democrats on Friday answered President Obama’s call for a sweeping overhaul of the health care system, unveiling a bill that they said would cover 95 percent of Americans.
June 18, 2009Press Item
The debate over a sweeping overhaul of the nation's health-care system got off to a rocky start in the Senate yesterday as lawmakers delayed action on one key bill and engaged in partisan sniping over another.
June 17, 2009Press Item
Congress is on its way to giving President Barack Obama what could be its final emergency war-spending bill, an annual budgetary sleight-of-hand that since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has cost the nation nearly $1 trillion.
June 16, 2009Press Item
The independent commission that advises Congress on Medicare payments said the federal government must give doctors and health-care facilities incentives to rein in costs in providing care for the elderly and disabled.
June 15, 2009Press Item
Legislation to grant voting rights in the House of Representatives to the District of Columbia probably won’t come to the House floor this year, Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer indicated June 9.
June 25, 2009Press Item
In recent years, America's fiscal story has been one of steady decline -- from record surpluses to record deficits.
June 30, 2009Press Item
The Obama administration's implementation of stimulus package incentives intended to spur nationwide adoption of electronic medical records will give special attention to solo practitioners and small group practices. Small medical practices provide the majority of all ambulatory care visits in the United States, yet many lack the resources to improve the quality of care delivered to a diverse population...
July 1, 2009Press Item
As popular as Medicare is now, it is hard to believe that it was once bitterly opposed. Medicare came into existence 43 years ago today, in the face of many who doubted that it could cover millions of people, provide them with excellent care, and keep costs low.
June 26, 2009Press Item
The House could vote today on a measure to cap U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, with Democratic leaders predicting a tight victory for a behemoth bill that has grown more complex with each compromise.
June 26, 2009Press Item
This is a transformative moment. This is a moment to build a clean energy future for our country. This is a moment to create jobs. This is a moment to take on, at long last, a defining challenge of our time: global warming.
June 26, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 2454 - American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, Complete Consideration of H.R. 2996 - Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act
June 26, 2009Press Item
Today, the House passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009.