223Mar 15, 2011
Medicare Payment Policies
Glenn Hackbarth talked about efforts by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission to craft a new formula for Medicare payments to doctors. Since 1998 Congress has passed legislation every year ...
382Feb 15, 2011
Treasury Department 2012 Budget
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on President Obama’s proposed 2012 budget. He called President Obama’s proposed 2012 budget ...
406Feb 9, 2011
U.S. Trade Policy Issues
U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced that President Obama planed to submit the U.S.-South Korea free trade agreement to Congress. The hearing also focused on such issues as the pending ...
765Jan 26, 2011
Economic and Regulatory Implications of Health Care Law
Witnesses testified on the economic and regulatory burdens imposed by the enactment and implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education ...
780Jan 20, 2011
Federal Tax Code Revision
Witnesses testified about potential revisions to the federal tax code. They focused on the economic and administrative impact of current federal income tax structure, tax complexity, corporate ...
1,637May 27, 2010
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Democratic California Congressman John Garamendi urged members to support his new bill H. 5213, which permanently prohibits offshore drilling off the coastline of California, Washington, and ...
70Mar 10, 2009
New Democrat Coalition Agenda
Members of the New Democrat Coalition spoke to the press after their meeting with President Obama at the White House to discuss trade, financial regulatory reform, health care, and other issues ...
254Sep 24, 2008
Federal Financial Market Rescue Plan, Part 1
Members testified about recent turmoil in the financial markets, regulation of investment banking procedures, and on the need to enact legislation quickly on the Bush Administration $700 billion ...
21Dec 8, 2006
Democratic Congressional Agenda
Democratic members spoke to reporters outside the White House about the legislative agenda for the 100th Congress and answered questions on several issues including Iraq policy.
119Feb 10, 2006
Memorial Service for Former U.S. Senator William Proxmire
A memorial service was held for former U.S. Senator William Proxmire (D-WI) in the rotunda of the Wisconsin State Capitol. The program for the memorial service included words of remembrance by ...
214May 26, 2005
60th Anniversary of the End of WWII
Benjamin Ferencz, an Army officer who served as prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials, delivered the keynote address for the symposium commemorating the 60th anniversary of the end of World War ...