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February 18, 2010Press Item
The Obama administration stepped up its criticism Thursday of health insurers' recent efforts to raise their rates -- an attempt to harness public aggravation with the industry and rebuild momentum for broad changes to the nation's health-care system...
February 19, 2010Press Item
The Federal Reserve and Commerce Department reported that U.S. manufacturing and housing growth increased in January, positive indications and further evidence that the economy continues to recover.
February 17, 2010Press Item
The Majority Leader’s Office has created the following online quiz showing how in its first year, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been successful in creating jobs and putting us on the path to economic recovery.
February 17, 2010Press Item
WellPoint says the meeting to review its 2010 outlook, set for next week, is shelved so that executives can prepare for a congressional hearing on the company's large rate hikes in California...
February 18, 2010Press Item
I have long supported the idea of a bipartisan fiscal commission that will set a path toward balanced budgets, and am pleased that President Obama took action today and created one by executive order.
February 16, 2010Press Item
Health insurer Anthem Blue Cross will postpone its much-criticized plan to raise rates for some California residents who buy insurance on their own, after reaching a deal Saturday with state regulators...
February 17, 2010Press Item
Today, Democrats marked the success of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on its one-year anniversary.
February 16, 2010Press Item
When President Obama and the Members of the 111th Congress took their oaths of office last year, America faced its greatest economic crisis in a generation.
February 12, 2010Press Item
Anthem Blue Cross, the California health insurance company that was criticized by the Obama administration for raising its premiums, said Thursday that the increases of up to 39 percent were driven by rising health care costs...
February 12, 2010Press Item
I am pleased that President Obama has signed PAYGO legislation into law, restoring a key fiscal responsibility measure that is a proven tool for turning deficits into surpluses.
February 16, 2010Press Item
I commend both President Obama’s commitment to the development of nuclear energy as a clean and safe energy alternative and today’s announcement of a federally-backed project to build the nation’s first nuclear facility in almost 30 years.
February 16, 2010Press Item
One year ago, Republicans voted in lockstep against passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which has played a critical role in preventing more job losses and bringing the economy back from the brink of collapse.
February 9, 2010Press Item
Leading House Republicans raised the prospect Monday night that they may decline to participate in President Obama's proposed health-care summit if the White House chooses not to scrap the existing reform bills and start over...
February 9, 2010Press Item
Democrats are continuing to work to create jobs and get Americans back to work.
February 11, 2010Press Item
The economic report released today shows how the Obama Administration remains focused on responding to the short-term economic crisis while also laying a foundation for sustainable, long-term growth.
February 11, 2010Press Item
Even as the health care debate turns to blood sport in Washington, some analysts say the debate is ignoring one of the leading causes of rising costs: the way health care providers are paid...
February 11, 2010Press Item
Today, the Council of Economic Advisors released the annual “Economic Report of the President.”
February 8, 2010Press Item
President Obama said Sunday that he would convene a half-day bipartisan health care session at the White House to be televised live this month, a high-profile gambit that will allow Americans to watch as Democrats and Republicans try to break their political impasse...
February 8, 2010Press Item
Due to the weather affecting the ability of Members to travel to Washington, DC, there will no votes in the House tomorrow.