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2009-11-19 10:27:00

"This bill provides for unprecedented expansion of federally-funded abortion."- Charmaine Yoest WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid last night unveiled a health care bill which includes pro-abortion language. The bill's language mirrors the Capps Amendment from the House debate -- it allows the public option to include abortion coverage and provides federal subsidies for private plans which cover abortion. Americans United for Life Action...

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2009-11-19 07:30:00

According to Washington budget analysts, the U.S. Senate's proposed healthcare reform plan is in line with President Barack Obama's goal of reducing the deficit "” a finding that could potentially give the fiercely debated bill the boost it needs to pass in the Senate. Senate majority leader Harry Reid presented the patchwork bill on Wednesday "” the result of weeks of closed-door negotiations aimed at merging two separate Senate bills.  The Congressional Budget Office has...

2009-11-17 16:09:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council President Tony Perkins today called on President Obama and Congressional leaders to repudiate comments made by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) to The Hill's Michael O'Brien that "religiously-affiliated groups...should be shut out of the process" in the health care debate because of their support for the Stupak/Pitts amendment. She told The Hill, "Last I heard, we had separation of church and state in this country,"...

2009-11-12 11:01:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reportedly is moving closer toward a progressive way to fund quality, affordable health care for all. The Associated Press late Wednesday reported that one of the options Reid has under review is asking individuals who earn more than $250,000 a year to pay a modest increase in the payroll tax that goes to Medicare. This measure would bring in needed revenue to pay for comprehensive health care reform, but also...

2009-11-04 10:42:00

AAHC Urges Senate Majority Leader Reid to Amend Senate Bill to Strengthen National Workforce Planning Body WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Steven A. Wartman, president and CEO of the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC), urged Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to ensure that health reform create an integrated, coordinated national health workforce policy by incorporating four AAHC recommendations into Senate health reform legislation. "... House Speaker Pelosi...

2009-10-26 15:38:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USAction today praised Senate Majority Leader Reid for moving health care reform forward and for including a public option in what has now emerged as the working reform legislation in the U.S. Senate. "We applaud Senator Reid for his leadership in advancing the landmark debate over how to achieve quality, affordable health care for all Americans," said USAction Program Director Alan Charney. "We call on all senators to vote for the motion to...

2009-09-08 16:46:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid held a brief press availability following their meeting with President Obama at the White House this afternoon. Below is a transcript of their remarks followed by question and answer session. Speaker Pelosi. We had a very productive meeting with the President and the Vice President. The main subject was, of course, health insurance reform, but we talked about other issues that relate...

2009-09-02 16:07:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent the following letter today to President Obama inviting him to address a Joint Session of Congress on Wednesday, September 9, 2009. Below is the text of the letter to the President: September 2, 2009 President Barack Obama The White House Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: Our nation is closer than ever to achieving health insurance reform that will lower costs,...

2009-08-25 12:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier today United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator John Ensign (R-NV), Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV), Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons (R), Clark County Commission Chairman Rory Reid and Commissioner Tom Collins joined with senior executives from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) -- the trade association for the firearms industry -- in dedicating to Clark County (NV) 178 acres of the Clark Country Shooting Park...

2009-08-06 08:00:00

Debate-Shaping, On-Demand Network to Capture Robust Energy Policy Discussion As It Happens WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Committed to delivering real-time coverage of the most pressing energy and environment news of the day, Clean Skies today announced plans to stream live from the National Clean Energy Summit 2.0: Jobs and the New Economy on Monday, August 10 in Las Vegas. Created by Senate Major Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the...


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