Op-Eds

Jul 16, 2014 Op-Ed

Americans want quality, affordable health insurance and have found it within the Affordable Care Act. Indeed, new enrollment numbers offer the firmest evidence yet that the health care law is working.

Jul 2, 2014 Op-Ed

As Congress heads home to celebrate the Fourth of July, it leaves with two critical issues unaddressed.

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Jun 8, 2014 Op-Ed

Our economy is facing a long-term unemployment crisis, which new evidence suggests is made worse by the five-month expiration of federal unemployment benefits.

May 9, 2014 Op-Ed

When I consider issues in Washington, I regularly call on the wisdom and advice my mother gave Carl, my sister and me over the years. She taught us of hard work and persistence, she taught us of the sacrifices that mothers make for children and for our country, and she taught us of fairness.

May 2, 2014 Op-Ed

Just last month, House Republicans pointed to the importance of deficit reduction in championing the Ryan-Republican budget, boasting that they were "finally ending the practice of spending money we don't have," and that "

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May 1, 2014 Op-Ed

Richard of Springfield, Oregon, told me of how he lost his job the same day as his wife.

Danielle of Lexington, Kentucky, said she has cashed out her 401(k) to get by after getting laid off.

Apr 30, 2014 Op-Ed

Richard of Springfield, Oregon, told me of how he lost his job the same day as his wife.

Danielle of Lexington, Kentucky, said she has cashed out her 401(k) to get by after getting laid off.

Feb 4, 2014 Op-Ed

There’s a saying that “nothing is more admirable in politics than a short memory.” But we are amazed by the audacity of the latest attack by Republican leaders on the Affordable Care Act.

Dec 11, 2013 Op-Ed

For all the progress the American economy has made since its near collapse, today it employs 1.3 million fewer people than it did at the start of the recession. The depth of the economic hole we found ourselves in was so severe that the jobs deficit today – six years later – is almost on par with the deepest point of the early 1990s recession.

Oct 1, 2013 Op-Ed

By Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI)

Even as Republicans in Congress continue their endless effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, today the law’s marketplaces open for business, helping to address a problem that has stressed families and hindered our economy for decades: the cost of health care and the difficulty finding adequate insurance coverage.

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