Raising Women’s Voices

We’re watching C-Span…are you??

Posted in DC Reform, Health Reform Policy Proposals by raisingwomensvoices on June 19, 2009

So the drama started two days ago in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee as they began mark-up on their version of the health care bill. Despite the historic legislation and pressure from both Democrats and the White House to get something written, approved, and passed along to the President by October 1st, the conversation is proving to take a LONG time. Republicans say they were completely left out of forming the legislation, and Democrats say that Republicans have too many amendments and are stalling the process. There are some bright lights, however – Barbara Mikulski from Maryland is fun, makes Star Wars references, and sticks up for the interests of the other absent, I mean, quiet Democrats. John McCain is there as well, sometimes, and Tom Coburn from Oklahoma has been getting a fair piece of his mind put out there. Please check out C-Span and paper copies of the bill and the amendments.

Also, check out this article from the Kaiser Health News, and this article from the New York Times. Grumpy lawmakers.


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