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Utah Republicans Fight Gay Marriage In D.C.

February 4, 2010 - by Eric Naing

A group of Republicans in the House and Senate are racing against the clock to prevent gays and lesbians from getting legally married in the nation's capitol.

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About that Health Care Antitrust Bill…

February 4, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

With health care reform stalled, Nancy Pelosi is starting "Plan B" next week by bringing a series of smaller, stand-alone health care-related bills to the floor for votes. She's hoping that passing these smaller bills will help build back some momentum towards passing the comprehensive health care reform bill in the near future.

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Congress Links

February 3, 2010 - by Eric Naing

Here is Wednesday's look at some articles and blog posts of interest: General Electric and Comcast are throwing money at key lawmakers on panels that will hold hearings on the companies' upcoming merger. Congressmen who have received donations from the companies include Rep. Rick Boucher [D, VA-9], Sen. Charles Schumer [D, NY], Sen. Orrin Hatch [R, UT], Rep. Terry Lee [R, NE-2], Rep. Charlie Melancon [D, LA-3] and Rep. Cliff Stearns [R. FL-6] (The Hill) In 2006, Sen. John McCain [R, AZ] sai...

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If Senate Democrats can round up 50 votes to pass three changes to their bill using a filibuster-proof procedure, there appears to be a clear path forward for the Democrats to finish up health care reform and get their bill signed into law.

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Senate Rejects Deficit Reduction Commission

January 26, 2010 - by Eric Naing

On a bipartisan vote of 53-46, the Senate today rejected an amendment creating a bipartisan deficit reduction commission first proposed by Sen. Kent Conrad [D, ND] and Sen. Judd Gregg [R, NH].

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Congress Reacts To The Citizens United Case

January 25, 2010 - by Eric Naing

Last week's Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United case allowing direct corporate spending on elections could drastically change how elections in this country play out. Now Democrats in Congress are brainstorming ways to react to the decision.

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The Week Ahead in Congress

January 24, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

Still no path forward for health care reform. House Democrats have a light legislative schedule this week, and they will hear Obama's State of the Union address on Wednesday. The Senate's going to be voting on a slate of controversial deficit amendments and on confirming Fed Chief Ben Bernanke to another term.

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The Week In Review

January 22, 2010 - by Eric Naing

Despite being one day shorter than usual, this week felt like non-stop parade of big news – almost all of it bad for the Democrats. Click through for a point-by-point rundown of what's happened over the past week and how it effects the biggest issues in Congress going forward.

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Congress Links -- SCOTUS And More Edition

January 21, 2010 - by Eric Naing

Today was a busy day in the Washington, D.C. with subjects such as health care to the Supreme Court grabbing headlines. Here's a look at some worthwhile articles and blog posts you might have missed: As Donny Shaw pointed out earlier, House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D, CA-8] says she does not have enough votes in the House to pass the Senate health care bill. It wouldn't be surprising to see conservative and moderate House Democrats abandon the bill, but liberals too? Speaking for a dozen Ho...

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Pelosi Talks Health Care

January 21, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

In her first public statement on health care since the Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts, Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D, CA-8] made it clear that the House was not ready to accept the Senate bill as-is. But she added: "We have to get a bill passed -- we know that. That's a predicate that we all subscribe to."

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Pelosi Set to Unveil Final House Health Care Bill

October 28, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

On Thursday morning, Democratic leaders will unveil the final version of the health care legislation that be voted on by the full House during the week of Novemember 2nd. UPDATE: And here it is:

H.R. 3962 - Affordable Health Care for America Act

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