Last night, Donald Trump once again threatened the foundation of American democracy itself, and Speaker Ryan and Senator McConnell can’t find the courage to stand by the sanctity of our electoral system.
And as you know, one of the biggest differences between the Democrats and the Republicans in the Congress, and certainly in the House, is: show me your values, show me your budget. And the Ryan budget is a budget that, [I] emphasize over and over again, eliminates the guarantee of Medicare. So if there were three issues I would want the American people to be aware of in the Ryan budget, it would be: Medicare, Medicare, and Medicare – that it removes the guarantee. This is a very drastic unraveling of one of the great pillars of economic and health security for America’s seniors and others who benefit from Medicare.
650: Days since the start of this Republican Congress as of October 16, 2016.
Our system is designed to maintain faith in the process. It is essential that everyone acknowledges that the process is fair, even if all parties don’t like the result of a given election.
“This bipartisan victory, which Speaker Boehner and I worked together to enact, replaces the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate with the bipartisan Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Quality Payment Program. With this effort, we are building on the progress of the Affordable Care Act to deliver better care to Medicare beneficiaries while rewarding clinicians for providing value, not volume-based care.”
Today, San Francisco has lost a pioneering fighter for LGBT rights, a beloved journalist, and a dear friend. Time and again, on issue after issue, Wayne Friday was an early voice of vision and conscience urging a way forward for our city and for America.
Philadelphia – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks today at the commission ceremony of the USS John P. Murtha. Below are the Leader’s remarks: “Good morning. Thank you very much, Admiral William Moran for your kind introduction but more importantly, for… Continue
“As families in Haiti mourn the loss of life and make plans to rebuild, Americans stand with them and all the people living in the path of Hurricane Matthew. On the East Coast, as Americans are taking shelter and preparing for this deadly storm, we applaud the vigilance and leadership of all levels of government working diligently to protect American families and communities.”
The Select Panel’s contempt for the truth and reckless disregard for safety is endangering medical professionals and undermining potentially life-saving medical research.
September’s jobs report shows our economy continues to move forward. However, it also clearly shows that Congress must do more to create good-paying jobs and increase the paychecks of hard-working Americans across the nation.