Liberals Protest Food Stamp Cuts in House Farm Bill

By: Tuesday July 10, 2012 6:22 am

The Senate already passed a farm bill that cut food stamps by around $4.5 billion. The House’s version is even more punitive, and House Democrats are upset that their leader on the Agriculture Committee let it go through without putting up much of a fight. Liberal Democrats are fuming over $16 billion in cuts to [...]

State Aid Will Pass, But Won’t Stop the Consequences of Cutbacks

By: Monday August 9, 2010 7:00 am

Politico tried to add a hint of drama to this week’s return of the House of Representatives by suggesting that Democrats didn’t have the votes to pass the state fiscal aid bill. They reach this conclusion by quoting unnamed aides saying the exact same “I never assume anything” stuff they always say, and also citing [...]

DeLauro, Speier, Stupak Assemble Pro-Reform Letter As FinReg Reaches Critical Stage

By: Wednesday June 23, 2010 12:59 pm

I’ve been telling you about the critical concessions in the last days of the FinReg conference committee. Let’s step back a second. This bill won’t end too big to fail. It won’t protect the country to enough of a degree in the event of the next crisis. But it could do some positive things that [...]

Other Public Programs, Improvements To Exchange Structure Discussed For Final Health Care Bill

By: Wednesday December 30, 2009 2:09 pm

The widespread acknowledgement that the final health care bill will not include a public option has led some involved in the conference committee discussions to look to other priorities. Rep. Rosa DeLauro talked up the national exchanges in the House bill as a possible concession to improve the overall bill. “That’s where people are going [...]

Rosa DeLauro Calls For New Development and Infrastructure Bank

By: Thursday October 29, 2009 7:01 am

At a press event for the Building the New Economy conference, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) called for further public investment to aid economic recovery and solve the short-term and long-term crises that the country faces. And her solution includes a National Infrastructure and Development Bank that can leverage private money to provide financing for infrastructure [...]

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