October 1, 2009Press Item
Why do so many schools have auditoriums? Why do they have athletic fields? We take features like those for granted today, but there was a time when a school building with anything more than classrooms and chalkboards was considered wildly unorthodox.
September 28, 2009Press Item
The cost of medical benefits is projected to jump again next year with premiums and out-of-pocket expenses rising 10 percent, and that likely will mean more pain for workers, who have seen their share of the tab triple since 2001. Federally funded health centers, originally created to serve the poor, are seeing a surge of patients as more Americans struggle financially...
September 29, 2009Press Item
Amid the mercurial American public, support for healthcare reform may have slid over the summer (blame it on the doldrums perhaps, if not individual performances), but now it's fall -- and the support seems to be ticking back up. So far, a proposal to allow a new Medicare Commission to curb spending growth in the program has survived in the Senate Finance Committee’s health overhaul bill...
September 25, 2009Press Item
Business is parting from its traditional allies in the Republican Party on health care as companies and big corporate lobbyists lend tentative support to a congressional overhaul that conservative lawmakers staunchly oppose. Drowning out the noise of the debate, here are 3 things that stand a good chance of passing if lawmakers wrap up reform this year...
September 25, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions,Conference Report on H.R. 3183 - Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
September 28, 2009Press Item
September 25, 2009Press Item
On Thursday, Christina Romer, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers delivered a speech on the state of the economy, crediting “the Federal Reserve and the U.S. government for taking actions that…prevented the economy from going ‘over the edge as it did in the 1930s.’”
September 25, 2009Press Item
In June of this year, House Republicans said they would introduce a bill to reform America’s health care system.
September 24, 2009Press Item
House Democrats working on health care overhaul plans are ready to turn their attention fully to the floor, now that the Energy and Commerce Committee has disposed of a few remaining amendments held over from the panel’s July markup. Progress on a health care bill slowed in the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday as Democrats and Republicans sparred over both procedure and policy...
September 25, 2009Press Item
Over the last six decades, the rising costs of health care and the increasing number of uninsured Americans have been discussed in every presidential campaign and by nearly every Administration and Congress – whether Democratic or Republican.
September 25, 2009Press Item
I am highly disturbed by news of a new, previously undeclared uranium enrichment facility in Iran.
September 25, 2009The Nightly Whip
Conference Report on H.R. 2918 - 2010 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill and Continuing Resolution, Motion to Go To Conference on H.R. 3183 - Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
September 24, 2009The Daily Whip
Conference Report on H.R. 2918 - 2010 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill and Continuing Resolution
September 23, 2009Press Item
Today, the Government Accountability Office, the federal government’s top watchdog, released a report on the progress made by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in fighting the recession across America.
September 23, 2009Press Item
In President Obama’s recent address to Congress, he said, “[This is] a plan that incorporates ideas from many of the people in this room tonight – Democrats and Republicans.”
September 23, 2009Press Item
Vice President Joe Biden said new data showing health-insurance premiums rising faster in every state than wages or inflation highlight the need for health-care legislation. Vice President Biden added his voice Tuesday to the administration's efforts to reform health care, telling a meeting of state insurance commissioners that tighter regulation of the industry is needed to protect consumers and slow the spiraling cost of medical coverage...
September 23, 2009The Nightly Whip
15 Passed Suspensions; 1 Passed Bill; 1 Passed Motion to go to Conference; 1 Postponed Suspension
September 23, 2009The Daily Whip
H.Res. 766 – Providing for consideration of motions to suspend the Rules, Suspension
September 22, 2009Press Item
Today, the House passed the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009.