Tag Archive for House

A Debt Ceiling Vote Paid for on a Backs of Working Families

I’m not happy with the compromise struck between the President, the Senate and the House on the drastic spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling.  Make no mistake, the spending cuts will hurt the poorest and middle class the most, leaving tax loopholes alone for those most able to afford losing them.  It’s 1937…

Senate Delays Dream Act Vote

While the U.S. Senate was supposed to vote on the Dream Act today, the vote has been postponned until a vote can be talen on the controversial tax cut compromise worked out between the GOP and President Obama.  The Dream Act, which passed the House yesterday, grant legal status to undocumented students brought to this country by…

New CBS/NY Times Poll: Public Trusts Democrats More

This exceptional opinion column in today’s New York Times is well worth reading and should serve as a reminder that the leadership demonstrated by President Obama and the accomplishments of the Democratically-controlled Congress in the past two difficult years has been, in many ways, exceptional.  Consider for a moment thet state of our nation if…

Senate Passes Largest Health Care Expansion Since Medicare

While most of us were still asleep, the United States Senate passed landmark legislation to reform health care. The legislation moves the country closer to the largest expansion of medical coverage since Medicare more than four decades ago. On a 60-39 party line vote the Senate concluded months wrangling to craft the Senate bill. The $879 billion proposal, is far from perfect, and still must be reconciled with the House bill in conference committee.

Health Insurance Reform: What’s Next?

With the Senate Finance Committee passing its version of Health Insurance Reform Tuesday on a 14-9 vote you may be asking yourself; what next? There are two bills in the Senate and three in the House that now need to be combined into individual bills for each house to vote on. This means for example,…

Hey, Ed, Let’s Talk

From Ed Royce via email blast: Royce Opposes Democrats Unstimulating Stimulus  Today, Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) opposed the Democrat Leadership’s unstimulating stimulus package. The $789 billion legislation, loaded with wasteful spending, passed the House 246 to 183. Okay, Ed, and you voted how on all of the Iraq funding bills?  What’s that again, I didn’t…