October 7, 2009Press Item
Some influential centrist Democrats in the Senate are warming to a compromise that envisions health-insurance plans run by state governments, and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger added his voice Tuesday to a small group of Republicans expressing support for a Democratic-led overhaul plan...
October 7, 2009The Nightly Whip
Suspensions, H.Res. 805 - Raising a question of the privileges of the House offered by Mr. Carter, Conference Report on H.R. 2997 - Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
October 6, 2009Press Item
As Democrats prepare to take up health care legislation on the floor of the Senate and the House, they are facing tough choices about two competing priorities. As Congress presses forward with landmark legislation to revamp the nation's health-care system, lawmakers are grappling with a troubling question: Are Americans dying too soon? The answer is yes...
October 6, 2009The Nightly Whip
Passed: Motion to Go to Conference on HR 2647, 4 Bills Adopted Under Suspension of the Rules, 1 Bill Adopted by Unanimous Consent; Failed: Motion to Instruct Conferees on HR 2647; Postponed: 3 Suspension Votes
October 6, 2009The Daily Whip
Conference Report on H.R. 2997 - Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010, Suspensions
October 7, 2009Press Item
She will be as famous a thousand years from now as she is today.’ Mark Twain, who was her friend, made that prediction for Helen Adams Keller.
October 5, 2009The Daily Whip
Suspensions, to Go to Conference on H.R. 2647 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, Motion to Instruct Conferees
October 6, 2009Press Item
More than 100 days have passed since Republican Leaders in Congress promised to produce a comprehensive health reform alternative of their own.
October 2, 2009Press Item
The Senate Finance Committee wrapped up its debate on amendments to its health care overhaul early Friday, after adopting a bipartisan plan that would ease penalties for lower-income Americans who cannot afford to comply with the bill’s mandates. The Senate Finance Committee voted Thursday to soften the impact of financial penalties that would be imposed on people who did not obtain insurance under sweeping health care legislation...
October 5, 2009Press Item
This month is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. We honor the contributions of the 54 million Americans with disabilities, and we pledge ourselves to removing all of the roadblocks to their full and equal participation in the workplace.
October 2, 2009Press Item
One year ago, Congress took swift and deliberative action to rescue our financial sector from an impending collapse.
October 2, 2009Press Item
Today, the Department of Labor announced unemployment numbers for September.
October 2, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, Conference Report on H.R. 2997 - Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010, H.R. 2442 - Bay Area Regional Water Recycling Program Expansion Act of 2009
October 2, 2009Press Item
Today’s report on September job losses is disappointing news. Though economists largely agree that the recession that began in December 2007 has ended, that brings little comfort to Americans who are still out of work.
October 2, 2009Press Item
Today's report on unemployment from the Department of Labor is disappointing and while the numbers are better than they were a year ago, they are still far too high.
September 23, 2009Press Item
Democrats’ failure to attract Republican support on health reform has launched new bipartisan talks in both chambers as groups seek to influence the legislation ahead of crucial floor debates.
September 21, 2009Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced Monday that he is cutting four days from the chamber’s work schedule.
September 16, 2009Press Item
Representative Joe Wilson was formally rebuked by the House on Tuesday for his outburst during President Obama’s health care address. The vote came after a Congressional clash over civility that showcased the deep partisan divisions in the House.
October 1, 2009The Nightly Whip
Conference Report on H.R. 3183 and Motion to Go to Conference on H.R. 2892 ...
October 1, 2009Press Item
The Senate poses the main hurdle to President Obama’s effort to overhaul the health care system. But passing so far-reaching a bill in the House is not going to be easy either. Democrats on a key Senate panel backed off a plan to impose billions of dollars in new taxes on senior citizens with catastrophic medical expenses Wednesday...
September 25, 2009Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) over the past week has slammed ACORN, renewed his offer to negotiate with one of the GOP's chief Democratic antagonists and said that he could live without a public option in healthcare reform.
September 30, 2009Press Item
Building a new, clean energy economy that creates jobs, saves consumers, increases American competitiveness, and moves us closer toward energy independence is a key priority for this Congress.