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This morning, President Obama released his health insurance reform proposal in advance of Thursday's bipartisan meeting on health reform: The President's proposal on health reform web page» The full PDF of the President’s proposal» The overview President’s proposal» Speaker Pelosi … Continue reading

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President Obama's announcement is an encouraging step in the effort to stabilize our nation's housing markets, help unemployed homeowners, and bring relief to many families hardest hit by the recession. Recognizing that each city and state faces a unique set … Continue reading

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The announcement by Anthem Blue Cross to increase premium rates up to 39% for individual policy holders in California and a new Department of Health and Human Services report detailing the shocking rise in insurance premiums across the nation affecting … Continue reading

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President Obama met with His Holiness the Dalai Lama today: Speaker Pelosi on the meeting: I commend the President for meeting with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, a champion of peace and non-violence, and a voice for dignity, justice, and … Continue reading

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On February 13th, 2009 Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and on February 17th, during the first month of his term, President Obama signed the bill into law. Today marks the one-year anniversary of the legislation to bring … Continue reading

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According to a Washington Post poll released this week, Americans strongly support Congress continuing to work on comprehensive health insurance reform (63% support) — including a majority of Independents. Work continues between the House and Senate, and President Obama will … Continue reading

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As the Gavel noted last week, the Los Angeles Times reported that Californians who have purchased individual health insurance policies with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield can expect to see their premiums increase between 30% and 39% this year … Continue reading

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The flag flies at half-mast at the US Capitol on February 8, 2010 in remembrance of Congressman John Murtha (1932-2010). President Barack Obama: Michelle and I were deeply saddened today to hear about the passing of Congressman John Murtha. Jack … Continue reading

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Today, with the passing of Jack Murtha, America lost a great patriot. He served our country on the battlefield winning two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star. He served his country in his community winning the hearts of his constituents … Continue reading

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Today, the Los Angeles Times reported that Californians who have purchased individual health insurance policies with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield can expect to see their premiums increase between 30% and 39% this year alone. Moreover, the company has … Continue reading

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