Democrats Coming Home to #OccupyWallStreet, Producing Synergy of Action and Dissent

By: Wednesday October 5, 2011 11:33 am

More Democratic politicians embraced the #OccupyWallStreet protests today, supporting the core grievances of a broken economy and corporate influence as broadly similar to their own platforms. This includes the co-chairs of the Progressive Caucus, Raul Grijalva and Keith Ellison, saying that “We share the anger and frustration of so many Americans who have seen the [...]

House Attendees To Health Care Summit Include Jim Cooper

By: Tuesday February 23, 2010 1:55 pm

I’m taking the announcements of the House and Senate attendees for the health care summit in stride. The whole event is a kabuki dance anyway, so the players in that dance don’t seem like a pressing issue. Still, it’s amusing that Nancy Pelosi picked Jim Cooper, the dragon-slayer of the 1994 reform, as one of [...]

As Procedural Votes Continue In Senate, Louise Slaughter (D-NY) Says “Kill The Bill”

By: Wednesday December 23, 2009 11:58 am

The Senate is in the middle of the second of seven procedural votes on health care reform. In the first, lawmakers voted down a point of order on the Constitutionality of the individual mandate proposed by John Ensign and Orrin Hatch. The party-line vote failed, 39-60. Other votes include a series of additional points of [...]

Slaughter Yes, DeLauro No In Choice Block On Stupak Amendment: UPDATED Matsui Signed

By: Wednesday November 11, 2009 2:02 pm

A couple updates on the report I did on who is willing to block the Stupak Amendment in the House by vowing to vote against any conference report with it intact. I should have noted before that Louise Slaughter (D-NY), co-chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus with Diana DeGette, was a co-author of the letter to [...]

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