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    Medicare Payment Policies

    Glenn Hackbarth talked about efforts by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission to craft a new formula for Medicare payments to doctors. Since 1998 Congress has passed legislation…

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    Treasury Department 2012 Budget

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on President Obama’s proposed 2012 budget. He called President Obama’s proposed 2012…

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    U.S. Trade Policy Issues

    U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced that President Obama planed to submit the U.S.-South Korea free trade agreement to Congress. The hearing also focused on such issues as the…

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    Economic and Regulatory Implications of Health Care Law

    Witnesses testified on the economic and regulatory burdens imposed by the enactment and implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education…

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    Federal Tax Code Revision

    Witnesses testified about potential revisions to the federal tax code. They focused on the economic and administrative impact of current federal income tax structure, tax complexity,…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

    Democratic California Congressman John Garamendi urged members to support his new bill H. 5213, which permanently prohibits offshore drilling off the coastline of California, Washington,…

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    New Democrat Coalition Agenda

    Members of the New Democrat Coalition spoke to the press after their meeting with President Obama at the White House to discuss trade, financial regulatory reform, health care, and other…

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    Federal Financial Market Rescue Plan, Part 1

    Members testified about recent turmoil in the financial markets, regulation of investment banking procedures, and on the need to enact legislation quickly on the Bush Administration $700…

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    Democratic Congressional Agenda

    Democratic members spoke to reporters outside the White House about the legislative agenda for the 100th Congress and answered questions on several issues including Iraq policy.

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    Memorial Service for Former U.S. Senator William Proxmire

    A memorial service was held for former U.S. Senator William Proxmire (D-WI) in the rotunda of the Wisconsin State Capitol. The program for the memorial service included words of…

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    60th Anniversary of the End of WWII

    Benjamin Ferencz, an Army officer who served as prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials, delivered the keynote address for the symposium commemorating the 60th anniversary of the end of World…

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