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Rangel, Levin, Camp, Baucus, Grassley Introduce Bill to Speed Haiti’s Earthquake Recovery

April 28, 2010 — Press Releases

Ways and Means Committee Chairman Sander M. Levin (D-MI) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D‐MT), along with Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (D-MI), Finance Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R‐IA), and Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) introduced legislation today to help speed Haiti’s economic recovery following the devastating January earthquake that shattered ...

Employers Facing Hard Choices Under Democrats’ Health Law

April 28, 2010 — The Prescription Pad

With unemployment hovering close to 10 percent and underemployment -- such as part-time workers wanting full-time work – even higher, Mercer’s annual employer health plan survey illustrates the harsh reality for employers and more importantly the ...

Johnson: Joint Hearing on Social Security Disability Claims Backlogs

April 27, 2010 — Opening Statements

 Good afternoon.     Reducing disability claims backlogs is critically important and today’s hearing provides us with the opportunity to assess the progress Social Security is making, most especially after receiving an additional $500 million in stimulus funding to address the backlogs.While there can be no doubt ...

Linder Statement: Joint Hearing on Social Security Disability Claims Backlogs

April 27, 2010 — Opening Statements

Today we return to the issue of disability backlogs, about which the Ways and Means Committee has held now seven hearings – in whole or in part – during the past three years. Compared with the level in 2008, the past two years have seen an added $3.5 billion spent on Social Security administrative costs.  That’s an increase of over 35 ...

Camp Statement: National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

April 27, 2010 — Opening Statements

Co-chairmen Bowles and Simpson, fellow members of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform…We’ve heard from a number of people this morning…the President, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Director Orszag, former CBO directors, other members of the commission…and I know we will hear from more in the weeks and months ...