Meanwhile, in DC … a Tone Deaf GOP is Heading Full Bore Ahead

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that Obamacare enrollments fell short of expectations—the latest example of the law’s failure to deliver on its promises. That’s why Republicans are acting with urgency to repeal Obamacare and replace it with patient-centered reform. Here’s what we’re working on this week to “improve” things: …

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Daily Floor Wrap-up: 2017-01-09

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS H.R. 309 — “To amend the Public Health Service Act to foster more effective implementation and coordination of clinical care for people with a complex metabolic or autoimmune disease, a disease resulting from insulin deficiency or insulin resistance, or complications caused by such a disease, and for other purposes.” – ON …

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Congress Passes Puerto Rico Debt Legislation, President Obama Signs Sill into Law

Yesterday, President Barack Obama signed PROMESA (Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act) into law, just one day before the July 1st deadline where Puerto Rico is expected to default on $2 billion of debt, including $800 million of Constitutionally backed general obligation debt. Watch bill signing on C-SPAN. Under Puerto Rico’s Constitution, these Constitutionally …

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Pelosi Statement on New Democrat Coalition’s American Prosperity Agenda Report

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the New Democrat Coalition released a one-year report on their American Prosperity Agenda: “A year after its unveiling, the vision of the American Prosperity Agenda is as vital as ever.  Growing the economy, expanding opportunity, and making government work for hard-working American families …

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This Week’s Democratic Campaigns and GOP Agitprop

Joe Biden will Not Run for President Swipe Right for Hillary Bernie Sanders Explains Social Security O’Malley on the Need for New Leadership   Clinton vs. Sanders vs. O’Malley On Fixing Banking How do we fix Wall Street, a.k.a. “the banks”? How do the candidates compare? … The first place to look, of course, is …

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Still the Least Productive Congress in My Book

GovTrack is currently tagging the 113th Congress as being in 2nd Place for the least productive Congress ever.  (List of 203 enacted laws; List of 94 bills at the President’s desk) But, in my book, they’re in 1st Place, especially if you’re using the “number of bills passed and signed by the President.”  Take a …

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Sen Heller Betrays NV’s Women; Votes to Filibuster Hobby Lobby Fix

When the Supreme Court made the terrible decision to allow corporations like Hobby Lobby to discriminate against women, members of Congress were ready to fight back to defend women’s access to birth control. Senators Murray, Udall and Boxer quickly introduced a bill to make sure that corporations can’t interfere with employees’ access to health care, …

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#ItsNotUpToThem Week

— Roberta Lange, Nevada State Democratic Party Chair A few weeks ago, the United States Supreme Court issued a backwards ruling that allows for-profit corporate CEOs to make medical decisions that should be made between a woman and her doctor.  That’s right – in the year 2014, the Supreme Court thinks female employees’ healthcare decisions should …

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If This is What it Means to be “Conservative” — I’m Proudly a Bleeding Heart Liberal

Clearly, members of the GOP in the House are all about looking for ways to handicap ANY organization tasked with performing regulatory actions that might impede their ideological plans for the future of the United States of Republica.  A case in point is this recent  press release from Representative Amodei’s office.  My comments are in …

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PFAW Praises Senate for This Week’s Action on Judicial Confirmations

After a two week recess, the Senate has made significant progress in judicial confirmations on its first week back. This is not due to a drop in Republican obstruction, but instead to Majority Leader Harry Reid’s determination to overcome that obstruction. Only one week during President Obama’s administration has seen more judicial confirmations. Since Monday, …

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