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Monthly Archives: June 2009

The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (HR 2454) was filed with the Rules Committee last night and expected to be considered by the House on Friday. The legislation will revitalize our economy by creating millions of new … Continue reading

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Today, President Obama has joined Congress in taking a giant step toward making America healthier. This bipartisan legislation grants the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products and marketing, which will help to protect public health, prevent disease, and stop … Continue reading

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A New York Times-CBS News poll released over the weekend found that: Americans Believe that We Must Fix Health Care to Rebuild Our Economy: 86 percent of respondents agree the “rising cost of health care” is a “very serious” or … Continue reading

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This afternoon, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles B. Rangel, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman and Chairman Emeritus John Dingell, and Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller released a discussion draft for health care reform to reduce … Continue reading

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At her weekly press conference today, Speaker Pelosi was asked about health care reform and the various proposals being discussed. The Speaker reiterated her strong support for a public option, which President Obama supports: Q: Last week, you said that … Continue reading

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This morning, Speaker Pelosi, House Democratic leaders and many Members of Congress held a roundtable discussion in the Capitol with leaders of veterans' and military service organizations. The Speaker’s opening remarks: Good morning, everyone. Thank you all for being here … Continue reading

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The first thing the Democratic-led Congress did in January 2007 was reimpose pay-as-you-go, or PAYGO, budget rules that Republicans had let lapse. The PAYGO rules had helped President Clinton turn over an historic budget surplus to President Bush–who quickly turned … Continue reading

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This afternoon, Speaker Pelosi met with the Chorus from Staten Island P.S. 22 just off the east steps of the Capitol. The group, led by their Director Gregg Breinberg, performed for the Speaker after touring the Capitol and meeting with … Continue reading

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Today, the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on the termination of individual health policies by insurance companies, including the controversial practices of “post-claims underwriting” and the “rescission” of coverage after policyholders become ill. The … Continue reading

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Today, the United States Global Change Research Program, a joint scientific venture of 13 federal agencies and the White House, released a report on the domestic impact of climate change. Key findings include: Temperatures in the United States have already … Continue reading

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