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July 23, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 3293 - Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
July 24, 2009Press Item
As families increasingly struggle to balance health care costs with everyday needs, nearly all Americans are acutely aware of the urgent need for comprehensive reform of our health care system. A comprehensive overhaul of the health care system, eliminating inefficiencies and wasteful practices, will be crucial in correcting the nation’s unsustainable fiscal excesses...
July 23, 2009Press Item
For far too many decades, we have labored under a health care system that is unworthy of our great country.
July 23, 2009Press Item
Tomorrow’s increase in the minimum wage comes as much-needed relief for families and our economy.
July 22, 2009Press Item
Maybe you’ve heard ‘the first rule of holes’: when you’re in one, stop digging.
July 22, 2009Press Item
Today, the House passed the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009 by a vote of 265-166.
July 22, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 3288 - Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
July 22, 2009Press Item
Tonight, President Obama demonstrated that health care reform is urgent on multiple fronts.
July 21, 2009The Daily Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 2920 - Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009, Dispose of H.Res. __ - Raising a question of privileges of the House
July 22, 2009Press Item
Republicans Say They Want Fiscal Discipline. Will They Vote For PAYGO?
July 22, 2009Press Item
The United States leads all industrialized countries in the share of national health care expenditures devoted to insurance administration. President Barack Obama is significantly raising his personal stake in the effort to overhaul America's health-care system, as Democrats and the public express growing unease about the costs...
July 21, 2009Press Item
Republican strategy on health care is clear.
July 21, 2009Press Item
This week, the House will consider legislation reestablishing statutory “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO).
July 21, 2009Press Item
Trying to keep the health care debate moving on his terms, President Barack Obama on Tuesday touted the consensus reached by lawmakers so far and dismissed efforts to delay or defeat emerging legislation. Over the last three years, nearly three-quarters of people who tried to buy coverage in this market never actually purchased a plan, either because they could not find one that fit their needs or that they could afford, or because they were turned down due to a preexisting condition...
July 20, 2009Press Item
Forty years ago today, American astronauts walked on the surface of the moon.
July 20, 2009Press Item
On June 14, President Obama transmitted legislation to Congress establishing a statutory “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO) requirement, and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer introduced the legislation as H.R. 2920.
July 20, 2009Press Item
In his weekly address to the Nation, the President called on Congress to seize this opportunity – one that may not come again for decades – and finally pass health care reform. In his most recent remarks, President Obama has stopped mentioning what had been his mantra — that the House and Senate finish their health-care bills by the August recess — and switched to a less specific call to fast action.
July 18, 2009Press Item
Reforming America’s health insurance system to contain costs, expand patient choice, and provide all Americans with the peace of mind of guaranteed access to affordable, quality health care is a top priority for the Democratic Congress.
July 17, 2009Press Item
Policymakers have been considering two major proposals to help finance health care reform that represent sound tax policy: (1) limiting the tax exclusion for employer-provided health benefits, and (2) capping the value of itemized deductions at 28 percent or a somewhat higher level. Although much attention in health overhaul legislation has been given to a public plan option, employer mandates and other hotly contested proposals, most voters favor a health system overhaul focused on disease prevention, health information technology and care coordination...
July 17, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 2920 - Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009, H.R. __ - Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010, H.R. ___ - Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Act, 2010