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July 14, 2009Press Item
Even before passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, President Obama cautioned Americans that economic recovery would take time.
July 14, 2009Press Item
Today, House committees jointly announced historic legislation—the American Affordable Health Choices Act—to reform our health care system and ensure affordable, quality care for all Americans.
July 14, 2009Press Item
From President Obama to every Democrat in Congress, we are committed to reforming health care.
July 10, 2009Press Item
Democratic Members of the 111th Congress have conducted a total of 557 health care reform activities around the country over the past few months.
July 10, 2009Press Item
House Republicans on Friday declared the nation's economic stimulus efforts a
July 10, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, H.R. __ - Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010, H.R. 3170 - Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2010
July 9, 2009Press Item
INTERACTIVE MAP: U.S. Hospital Death Rates In this interactive USA Today graphic, you'll find readmissions and death rates for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia for more than 4,400 hospitals in the nation.
July 9, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 3082 - Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2010
July 8, 2009Press Item
President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed progress on health care overhaul as Senate Democrats and the administration closed in on a deal with hospitals to help pay for his proposed expansion of medical coverage to the uninsured. Until recently, it looked like long-term care was not going to be a serious part of any potential health care overhaul...
July 8, 2009The Daily Whip
Complete Consideration of H.R. 2997 - Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010, H.R. 3081 – Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2010
July 8, 2009Press Item
Economic stimulus spending is currently "slightly ahead of estimates," with $29 billion distributed to state governments through mid-June, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.
July 9, 2009Press Item
Today, the House of Representatives passed the 2010 Agriculture Appropriations bill by a vote of 266 to 160.
July 7, 2009Press Item
Comprehensive reform will likely require an investment of $1 trillion or more over the 2010–19 period to achieve coverage for all and implement critical system reforms. It is more important that health-care legislation inject stiff competition among insurance plans than it is for Congress to create a pure government-run option...
July 7, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 2965 - Enhancing Small Business Research and Innovation Act of 2009, H.R. 2997 - Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
July 8, 2009Press Item
Reforming America’s health care system has been a long-standing priority for the Democrats in Congress.
July 6, 2009Press Item
President Barack Obama told top congressional Democrats Thursday that he was putting his political capital behind health care reform and reminded them that it was crucial for both chambers to pass legislation this month. Congress returns this week with mounting pressure on Democrats to meet President Obama’s mid-August deadline for passing health-care legislation...
July 7, 2009Press Item
As Americans continue to struggle under this recession, reducing health care costs is more important than ever.
July 2, 2009Press Item
The United States spends more on health care than anyone "but unfortunately the quality of care is going down," said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in a conference call last week with regional reporters. The percentage of Americans with private health insurance has hit its lowest mark in 50 years, according to two new government reports...
July 2, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 2965 - Enhancing Small Business Research and Innovation Act of 2009, H.R. 2701 - Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, H.R. 2997 - Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010, H.R. 3081 – Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2010, Possible Consideration of H.R. 3082 - Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2010
July 2, 2009Press Item
Today, the Department of Labor reported that the U.S. economy lost 467,000 in March and the unemployment rate hit 9.5%, the highest level since 1983.