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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Next year, Medicare Advantage premiums will be 4% lower and Medicare Advantage plans project enrollment will increase 10%–Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Medicare is stronger than ever. On average, Medicare Advantage premiums will go down next … Continue reading

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MEMORANDUM To:  Reporters, Editors, Interested Parties and Bill Murray Fans    Fr:   Democratic Leader’s Press Office Dt:  September 14, 2011 Re:  Speaker Boehner’s Groundhog Day Speech Tomorrow, Speaker Boehner will attempt again to defend the GOP’s indefensible record before … Continue reading

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To: Congressional Democrats and Democratic Staff Fr: Democratic Leader’s Press Office Dt: September 14, 2011 Re: Americans Want Jobs, Not Political Gamesmanship from GOP For House Republicans – who have been in the majority for 253 days and have yet … Continue reading

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A report out today from the U.S. Census Bureau finds the percentage of young adults with health insurance increased from 70.7% in 2009 to 72.8% in 2010–despite the weak economy: A key reason for the increase in coverage is the … Continue reading

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This afternoon, President Obama sent Congress the legislative text of the American Jobs Act to create jobs now and grow our economy. Leader Pelosi, after President Obama announced that he would send the American Jobs Act to Congress: President Obama … Continue reading

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After spending over 250 days in the House majority without passing any legislation to create jobs, it looks like the GOP intends to keep that “no jobs” streak alive: Politico – GOP grumbles about jobs plan …behind the scenes, some … Continue reading

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An unlikely source admits the fact that for 247 days the House Republican majority has failed to focus on job creation–Republican Leader Cantor (R-VA): Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) acknowledged Wednesday that the GOP had a singular focus on slashing … Continue reading

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Another day, another GOP Rep. calling for an end to Medicare. On the heels of yesterday’s news that House GOP Rep. Todd Akin questions the constitutionality of Medicare is today’s report that GOP freshman Joe Walsh stood before a classroom … Continue reading

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To: Congressional Republicans Fr: Democratic Leader’s Press Office Dt: September 7, 2011 Re: Welcome Back Pop Quiz – Where is Your Jobs Plan? While you were back home this August, your constituents spoke out: the top priority for Congress should … Continue reading

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This weekend, Republican congressman Todd Akin – representing Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District, home to 102,000 Medicare beneficiaries – told a gathering of Tea Party activists that he isn’t “too comfortable” with Medicare and questioned its constitutionality: Asked about the remarks … Continue reading

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