• by Lahdee

    As the House nears passage of Health Care, H.R. 4872 – Reconciliation Act of 2010, Congressman Harry Mitchell of the Arizona 5th CD has yet to declare his intentions. Yesterday he voted in favor of a republican resolution to require separate votes by the House on the Senate Bill and the Reconciliation bill. He defended […]

  • by Lahdee

    Apparently Speaker Pelosi has seen the estimates CBO is believed to be releasing today for Health Care Reform and loved their numbers. That’s a good sign. I just checked their website and apparently CBO has just released the estimate for H.R. 4872, Reconciliation Act of 2010. The estimate includes: An estimate of the budgetary effects […]

  • by Lahdee

    I called my Congressman today, Harry Mitchell of the 5th CD. Got a lovely young man on the line. We established my name and that I was in fact a constituent (I’m in the database). I then went on to urge that the undecided Congressman Mitchell support the Speaker and the President in their effort […]

  • by Lahdee

    Joe Conason has a piece up at Salon entitled What Democrats must at last learn from the GOP. It includes a simple message about political reality on the right, Republicans rarely worry whether they look bad to anyone beyond their narrow ideological base. It’s a reminder to Democrats that whining from republicans about the House’s […]

  • by Lahdee

    The Hill reports tonight that House Democrats have released their reconciliation healthcare bill. The text was posted on the House Budget Committee’s website; the panel is expected to begin a markup Monday at 3 p.m. House Democrats hope to complete their work by this weekend, before President Barack Obama begins an overseas trip he delayed […]

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