Next Bill Up... State Aid & Teachers Funding
The Senate is scheduled to vote today on the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act, H.R. 1586, as well as Majority Leader Harry Reid's Amendment to the bill, S. AMDT. 4568. Reid's Amendment would provide funding to preserve teachers' jobs and allocate much-needed Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP) to states to an unrelated transportation bill (The Federal Aviation Administration Bill). The only question is if it will get the requistite 60 votes...
Support Elizabeth Warren
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is the centerpiece of the recently passed Wall Street Reform legislation. If headed by a real reformer, the new agency has the ability to correct many of the worst abuses of financial firms. As the New York Times said in their endorsement of Elizabeth Warren, she is the regulator who came up with the idea for the agency, is the right person for the job.
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Supreme Justice Kagan... ?
The Senate is expected to vote on Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court later this week. Kagan is supported by 5 Republican Senators, as well as a majority of the Democrats; it is anticipated that she will be confirmed as our next Supreme Court Justice. If confirmed, it would be the first time in history the Court had three women members.
Petition for the Public Option
Rep. Lynn Woolsey, along with 128 co-sponsors, has introduced H.R. 5808, a bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to include the public health insurance option. The public option will reduce the deficit, give millions of uninsured Americans access to affordable coverage, bring down drug prices, and force private insurance companies to compete with the government.
Sign the petition to support H.R. 5808 and make the public option in America a reality.
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