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Editorial: Support indicates goodness
Given the current political landscape, bills with a mixture of support are fortunate and very rare.
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12 hrs ago
18-year Advocacy Campaign Reaches Milestone; U.S. Senate to Consider...
ARLINGTON, Va., March 11, 2014 -- The Senate will begin debate on S.1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, the primary federal grant program that provides child care assistance for families and funds child care quality initiatives.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Six Members Of Congress Add Support For Local Radio Freedom Act
The NAB reports a bipartisan group of four members of the House of Representatives and two Senators have signed on as co-sponsors of a resolution that opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations.
The Washington Post
Why Republicans should embrace immigration reform, in one chart
Over the weekend, as the Conservative Political Action Conference wound down, Michele Bachmann was greeted with a roar of approval when she said this : CPAC showcased that deep divisions remain among Republicans over whether to pursue immigration reform.
Chuck Schumer, Lamar Alexander might have solution to fixing Senate
Stephen Kerrigan, chief executive officer of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, left to right, Sen. Charles Schumer , and Sen. Lamar Alexander hold a news conference next to construction of the platform being built on the west front of the U.S. Capitol in preparation for the inauguration ceremony of President Obama in Washington, D.C., on ... (more)
National Review Online
John C. Goodman : Replace Obamacare, Stat
But more and more conservatives agree that we need to offer a solid alternative before voters reject Obamacare root and branch.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
The Huffington Post
Opponents Float Another 'Replacement,' but Most Americans Want to Keep, Fix ACA
The Affordable Care Act is likely to dominate the political debate leading up to the national midterm elections.
Stars and Stripes
N.C. question proposed changes to the military's Tricare health system
Members of Congress who represent Fort Bragg are pressing defense officials for answers about changes to a military healthcare program.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
New 'dark money' ad targets Hagan on Medicare
Another "dark money" group launched an ad campaign in North Carolina on Friday against Sen. Kay Hagan.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Do GOP Rep. Ellmersa claims of cuts to Medicare Advantage plans hold up?
Rep. Renee Ellmers this week joined fellow Republicans who say the Obama administration is slashing Medicare Advantage to pay for the health care law.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Perspective: Beyond Repeal — A Republican Proposal for Health Care Reform
By voting repeatedly to repeal the Affordable Care Act over the past 4 years, Republicans have risked being identified as a party without a positive health policy agenda.
Flood insurance affordability act passes House
On Tuesday, March 4, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 with a 306-91 vote, taking a step toward structural reforms for the 2012 act's dramatically increased flood insurance rates.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
John Locke Foundation
More Obamacare Alternatives
On the eve of the president's latest State of the Union Address, three Senate Republicans released an Obamacare alternative proposal.
The Washington Post
The GOPa s Obamacare repeal dilemma, in one quote
The other day I noted that Thom Tillis, the expected GOP candidate for Senate in North Carolina, has been struggling to explain his stance on Obamacare - he knows repeal is a non-starter because the goals of Obamacare remain popular, but isn't willing to embrace any alternatives.
John Locke Foundation
National Review dubs Burr health care plan 'the replacement' for Obamacare
A couple of weeks after labeling a health care reform plan co-authored by U.S. Sen. Richard Burr "the best one to emerge from Congress yet," National Review returns to that theme in its latest issue.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
The Baltimore Sun
Senate to consider changes to federal day care program
Child care workers would undergo stiffer background checks and states would spend more to improve the quality of day care under a sweeping, bipartisan bill crafted by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski that is set for a vote in the Senate as early as this week.
Elon Poll: Hagan's approval sinks
Approval ratings for U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, a North Carolina Democrat, slipped again, even as others gained modest traction, according to the latest Elon poll.
Republicans at odds over how to 'fix' healthcare reform law
And that is: How do you put forth a substantive proposal that doesn't first require repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ? The law's interlocking pieces make it difficult to tinker around the edges.
Columbia Daily Herald
Senate stumbles on veterans bill
The Senate last week failed to move forward on a bill that would expand education and health care programs for veterans.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
GOP Senators: 'All We Are Saying Is Give War A Chance'
While all eyes are on the local dispute playing out between the Ukraine and Russia right now, a situation, to be sure, not to be taken lightly....warmongers in Washington this week will be taking steps that they hope will undermine President Obama and lead the United States into a war with Iran.