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Monthly Archives: November 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed into law earlier this year invests heavily in science and technology to both create jobs in the short-term and build a foundation for strong economic growth in the long-term. In addition to nearly … Continue reading

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Health insurance reform opponents continue to spread myths about the recently-passed Affordable Health Care for America Act, including claiming that reform will hurt American businesses. Today, the Washington Post caught the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the myth making process … Continue reading

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A new poll of AARP members released today finds strong support across party and ideological lines for key provisions in the Affordable Health Care for America Act, and its companion bill, the Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act of 2009: “This … Continue reading

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At 5:30pm EST today, Speaker Pelosi will participate in a discussion forum at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government this evening in Cambridge, Massachusetts on her career in public service and the many policy challenges facing the nation. … Continue reading

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Veterans Day is dedicated to honoring the sacrifice of the bravest among us, recognizing the service of those who wear our uniform, paying our respects to those who perished at war and celebrating the courage of those who come home. … Continue reading

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Health insurance reform opponents continue to spread myths about the recently-passed Affordable Health Care for America Act, including saying that reform will undermine the health care that veterans and military families have now. The latest myth spread by some Republican … Continue reading

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On November 9, 1989, the world witnessed a stirring moment of progress for all humanity. On that day, students, activists, and citizens tore down the Berlin Wall, pulled back the Iron Curtain, and opened the doors of democracy to millions … Continue reading

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The Affordable Health Care for America Act to reduce health care costs, protect and increase consumers’ choices, and guarantee access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans has passed 220-215.

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House Republicans put forth a substitute amendment which failed tonight by a vote of 176-258. Chairman George Miller (D-CA) on the ‘reform’ proposal: See how the Republican substitute amendment compares to the Affordable Health Care For America Act: Read an … Continue reading

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Speaker Pelosi’s floor speech this afternoon in support of the Affordable Health Care for America Act: Transcript: Madam Speaker, today, as we all know, is an historic moment for our nation and for American families. For nearly a century, leaders … Continue reading

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