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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Yesterday, Speaker Pelosi held her weekly press conference and to celebrate the annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, invited members of the Capitol Hill press corps and staff to bring their children to the press conference. She … Continue reading

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Congressional Republicans continue to call for repeal of health insurance reform even as news reports surface that the insurance giant WellPoint has been singling out breast cancer patients for “investigation, with the intent to cancel their policies” and even using … Continue reading

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The new law in Arizona is a reminder of the need for urgent, bipartisan action at the federal level to enact comprehensive immigration reform to secure our borders, keep our nation safe, uphold the rule of law, protect our workers … Continue reading

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For years, Congressional Republicans have refused to hold insurance companies accountable while Americans lost coverage, watched their premiums increase and were denied care. Democrats, working with President Obama, have passed health insurance reform to provide Americans greater access to affordable … Continue reading

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Reuters is reporting that the insurance company WellPoint is singling out breast cancer patients and “rescinding” their coverage after policyholders become ill: One after another, shortly after a diagnosis of breast cancer, each of the women learned that her health … Continue reading

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Yesterday, the House passed a resolution celebrating the life of Dr. Dorothy I. Height and recognizing her lifelong dedication and leadership in the struggle for human rights and equality: H. Res. 1281 In the House of Representatives, U. S., April … Continue reading

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By a vote of 419-0, the House passed amendments to the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act (S. 1963) this afternoon. The bill: provides support to family and others who care for disabled, ill, or injured veterans enhances health … Continue reading

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Today, Andrea Stone of AOL News released a list of some of the top health care myths according to the nonpartisan FactCheck.org that continue to be put forward by opponents of reform: Prepare to have microchips implanted in your body. … Continue reading

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This morning, Speaker Pelosi and Rep. Bart Stupak met with medal-winning U.S. Olympic athletes Apolo Anton Ohno, Shani Davis, and Allison Baver and Paralympic athlete Allison Jones to discuss the B.J. Stupak Scholarship, a federally-funded scholarship program designed to provide … Continue reading

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Today is Equal Pay Day, marking how far into the year a woman must work, on average, to earn as much as a man earned the previous year. President John Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963 when women … Continue reading

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