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Pennsylvania Republicans Vote to Repeal Health Tax Credits for Small Businesses, Rights for Patients

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Republicans in the House of Representatives voted to repeal health reform that provides tax credits to small businesses, protects patients’ rights and reduces the deficit. Pennsylvania Republicans voted in lockstep with their leadership, despite health reform repeal only having the support of 18 percent of Americans, according to a new ABC […]

January 20th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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DCCC: Representative Lou Barletta Votes to Put Health Insurance Industry In Charge of Americans’ Health Care

Representative Lou Barletta stood with health insurance companies by voting to repeal the new health insurance reform law that protects Americans from insurance company abuses and makes health care affordable.    If Representative Lou Barletta gets his way, the insurance industry could deny coverage to children with pre-existing conditions, pregnant women and breast cancer survivors.  […]

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DCCC: Representative Charlie Dent Votes to Put Health Insurance Industry In Charge of Americans’ Health Care

Representative Charlie Dent stood with health insurance companies by voting to repeal the new health insurance reform law that protects Americans from insurance company abuses and makes health care affordable.    If Representative Charlie Dent gets his way, the insurance industry could deny coverage to children with pre-existing conditions, pregnant women and breast cancer survivors.  […]

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DCCC: Representative Tom Marino Votes to Put Health Insurance Industry In Charge of Americans’ Health Care

Representative Tom Marino stood with health insurance companies by voting to repeal the new health insurance reform law that protects Americans from insurance company abuses and makes health care affordable.    If Representative Tom Marino gets his way, the insurance industry could deny coverage to children with pre-existing conditions, pregnant women and breast cancer survivors.  […]

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Thompson Votes To Repeal Health Care Bill

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today voted in favor of repealing the flawed health care reform bill, originally passed in March of 2009.  The final vote count on H.R. 2 was 245-189 in favor of passage.  Thompson offered the following statement on the House Floor during today’s debate:    Full Transcript as delivered: “Mr. […]

January 20th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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NRSC Asks Bob Casey Why He Won’t Let Americans See The Votes

WASHINGTON – With the House of Representatives voting today to repeal President Obama’s budget-busting health care bill, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) called on Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) to allow a similar vote on this measure in the Senate.   Senate Democrats are refusing to allow the Senate to even consider the measure — […]

January 20th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Congress Begins Work on Healthcare Reform

Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Tim Murphy joined 245 of his colleagues in the House of Representatives to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and begin the process of developing healthcare reforms. Upon adoption of HR 2, Congress begins consideration of a replacement resolution, H.Res. 9, instructing the House Committees to develop legislation […]

January 20th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Statement of OFA-PA Director Elizabeth Lucas On Republican Vote to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

Philadelphia – Organizing for America-Pennsylvania (OFA-PA) State Director Elizabeth Lucas released the following statement today on the Republican vote in the House of Representatives to repeal the Affordable Care Act: “Congressional Republicans’ vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act today shows just how out of step they are with the needs of American families and […]

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Casey, Holden Urge Department of Defense to Fund Counterdrug Training Center at Fort Indiantown Gap

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Congressman Tim Holden (D-PA) have spearheaded a bipartisan letter signed by ten of their colleagues in Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation urging Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to fund the Northeast Counterdrug Training Center (NCTC) at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. NCTC will be forced to close on February 15 if […]

January 20th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

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Critz Urges President Obama to Discuss Trade Issues during Chinese President Hu Jintao’s Visit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Mark S. Critz (PA-12) called on President Barack Obama to use this week’s state visit by Chinese President Hu Jintao to discuss illegal dumping of Chinese steel products and China’s persistent violation of international trade laws.   Critz and his colleagues urged the President, in a bi-partisan letter delivered yesterday, to […]

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