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2010-02-25 20:20:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DNC Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Iris Y. Martinez issued the following statement following President Obama's bipartisan meeting for health reform: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080519/DNCLOGO ) "Today's discussion was an encouraging step in the fight for health insurance reform. I commend the President for his continued leadership on the issue, which is a top priority for Latinos. Our community is disproportionately affected by...

2010-02-25 19:44:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine released the following statement tonight on the President's bipartisan health reform summit: "Today's summit on the future of health care in this country, while far from resolving all of the differences between Republicans and Democrats on reforming our broken health insurance system, was a huge win for the American people. "For over seven hours today, the President led a vigorous,...

2009-12-24 07:21:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DNC Chairman Tim Kaine issued the following statement after the Senate voted to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, landmark health care reform legislation. Democrats passed the bill on Christmas Eve, after overcoming a series of procedural hurdles and delay tactics by Republicans that were designed to stop the bill from ever reaching the Senate floor for a vote on final passage. (Logo:...

2009-11-21 19:49:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DNC Chairman Tim Kaine issued the following statement after the Senate voted to begin full debate of health insurance reform legislation. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080519/DNCLOGO ) "Today, the Senate took another historic step on the road to enacting health insurance reform. By clearing this first procedural hurdle, senators will now have an opportunity to debate the health reform bill on the Senate floor and continue to...

2009-11-19 17:46:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DNC Chairman Tim Kaine issued the following statement after Majority Leader Harry Reid unveiled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act this afternoon at the U.S. Capitol. The Act would extend coverage to 31 million people, covering 94 percent of Americans. According to an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office, the plan would reduce the deficit by $127 billion over the next ten years. (Logo:...

2009-11-09 06:58:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tonight the House of Representatives passed the Affordable Health Care for America Act, landmark health reform legislation that will ensure every American has access to quality, affordable, stable and secure health care coverage. The legislation, which cracks down on some of the insurance industry's worst practices, would extend coverage to 36 million Americans and cut the deficit by $104 billion over ten years. Groups representing doctors and...

2009-11-08 03:13:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tonight the House of Representatives passed the Affordable Health Care for America Act, landmark health reform legislation that will ensure every American has access to quality, affordable, stable and secure health care coverage. The legislation, which cracks down on some of the insurance industry's worst practices, would extend coverage to 36 million Americans and cut the deficit by $104 billion over ten years. Groups representing doctors and...

2009-10-13 14:58:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DNC Chairman Tim Kaine issued the following statement after the Senate Finance Committee voted out of committee their version of health insurance reform legislation. The vote won bi-partisan support, with Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine voting to pass the bill out of committee. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080519/DNCLOGO) "Today's action by the Senate Finance Committee represents a big step forward towards the enactment of...

2009-09-09 01:11:00

Democratic National Committee Members To Gather September 10-12 at Austin's Renaissance Hotel; Health Insurance Reform Efforts, Kennedy Tribute to Highlight Meeting WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The full membership of the Democratic National Committee will meet this Thursday, September 10 through Saturday, September 12 at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas. At the full DNC meeting on Friday, members will hear a major speech from Chairman and Virginia Governor Tim Kaine...

2009-09-04 11:00:00

Thousands of people across the country are taking action to show their support for health insurance reform WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Members of Congress get ready to head back to Washington, Organizing for America (OFA), a grassroots project of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) dedicated to supporting the President's agenda for change, will hold a first of its kind forum on health insurance reform in Spanish TOMORROW Saturday, September 5 in Tucson, Arizona,...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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