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The American Medical Association (AMA) – one of the nation’s top physician and medical student associations – sent a letter to Congressional Leaders voicing their strong opposition to the House Republicans’ toxic “doc fix” slated to come to a vote … Continue reading

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Yesterday, eleven groups representing the nation’s seniors, their doctors and their advocates sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging the House to reject the Republicans’ toxic “doc fix” bill – the GOP’s 51st vote to repeal or undermine the ACA. … Continue reading

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According to Congressman Paul Ryan, House Republican leaders “don’t have the votes” to pass comprehensive immigration reform.  [3/12] Is that so?  The following facts call his assertion into question: H.R.15 has the support of 200 Members, including 3 Republicans. 30 … Continue reading

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Speaker Boehner and House Republicans are readying their latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, their 51st attempt to undermine health reform.  This latest desperate plan would tie the permanent Medicare ‘doc fix’ to a delay of the Affordable … Continue reading

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The Hill asks an important question on today’s front page – is the 113th Congress the Worst Congress ever? The short answer: yes. From The Hill: …The most memorable action taken by this Congress was last year’s shutdown. It is … Continue reading

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Shocking nobody, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) confirmed Congressional Republicans have a plan – a plan to do nothing for the remainder of the year. From Cincinnati Enquirer: …”There’s a lot of big important things that need to be … Continue reading

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MEMORANDUM  To: Interested Parties Fr:  Democratic Leader’s Press Office Dt: March 6, 2014 Re: The Truth About the GOP War on the Poor This winter has seen brutally cold temperatures and repeated snowfalls across much of the country but the … Continue reading

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Apparently House Republicans are torn between offering an “aspirational” budget – read: a partisan agenda with no chance of getting signed into law – and sticking with their well-worn politics of obstruction and dead-end attacks on the Affordable Health Care … Continue reading

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A little over a week ago, Speaker Boehner and the House Republican Conference released their so-called ‘principles’ for immigration reform.  Just days later, however, Boehner showed the emptiness of the Republican commitment to reform by blaming President Obama and his … Continue reading

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House Republicans have invested so much effort and time attempting to undermine and repeal the patient protections and budget savings included in the Affordable Care Act, they don’t even recognize GOP-supported goals when face-to-face with them. Yesterday, the CBO projected … Continue reading

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