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Herger, Brown-Waite, Reichert Criticize AARP for Putting Political Self-Interest Over Seniors

October 26, 2009 — Press Releases

Congressman Wally Herger (R-CA), Ranking Member of the Ways & Means Subcommittee on Health, was joined by Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL) in questioning the political self-interests of AARP’s endorsement of legislation that will result in significant Medicare cuts for seniors.  They addressed these concerns in a 

Bending the Curve – The Wrong Way

October 23, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

Obama Administration officials have repeatedly emphasized the need to "bend the curve" of health-care costs. Reducing increases in health spending, they argued, was essential to controlling future federal budget deficits and making insurance affordable for most Americans. Now, in the first comprehensive evaluation of one of the major congressional health reform bills, ...

Boustany Statement: Hearing on the Administration of the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

October 22, 2009 — Opening Statements

Mr. Chairman, thank you for yielding time.  I want to thank you for holding this hearing.  When the Ways and Means Committee and the tax code are used for purposes beyond raising the revenues necessary to fund the federal government – for instance, to pursue social and economic policy goals – the members of this Subcommittee have a responsibility to conduct oversight of those tax ...

Democrats’ Health Care Bill Bends the Curve UPWARD!

October 21, 2009 — Press Releases

Additional Findings Will Especially Alarm Seniors and Patients Worried About Access to Health Care  Washington, DC – In another blow to Democrats’ push for a massive government takeover of the nation’s health care system, Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp ...

49 of 50 States Have Lost Jobs Since Stimulus Enacted

October 21, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – In light of the economic forum House Democrats are holding today and based on new statistics released this morning by the Department of Labor, Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) released a state-by-state table showing 49 states and the District of Columbia have lost jobs since the President signed the stimulus bill into law.  ...

Republicans Score Victory for Nation’s Seniors

October 20, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

After nearly a month of requests from Ways and Means Republicans to remove the misguided gag order placed on Medicare plans from communicating with their members, the Obama Administration finally lifted the ban Friday evening. As a result, Medicare plans will once again be able to ...