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LAFAYETTE, CA (KGO) -- Bay Area lawmakers are unified in support of the health care bill including East Bay congressman Jerry McNerney, though he waited until this weekend to announce he would vote yes. This is leading conservatives to call for change at the ballot box this November.
Debra J. Saunders
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Last week by voice vote, the Senate unanimously approved a measure to reduce the infamous 100-to-1 disparity in federal mandatory minimum prison sentences for possession of crack versus powder cocaine. The new, improved disparity would be 18-to-1.
March 19, 2010, 6:15 pm by Christina Wilkie
Democrats say they have the votes, but in case they need miracle to pass healthcare reform, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will be praying this weekend.
Democrats have began laying more jobs bills at the feet of Congress. After the President signed the HIRE Act on Thursday, the lead legislators went right to work on solving the lasting economic difficulties California, and the rest of the nation, still faces.
WASHINGTON (March 19) -- As the countdown clock begins winding down today to this weekend's historic vote on health care, staffers on Capitol Hill prepare for a day that looks very much like the day before and the day before that.
"Whaddaya think? Get outta here by 11?" one Hill staffer says to another as they ride an elevator in what passes for late morning here, 8:45 a.m.
By Sabrina Eaton, The Plain Dealer
March 19, 2010, 4:35PM
Warrensville Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge added her name today to the growing list of Ohio Democrats who plan to vote for the health care reform package under consideration in the House of Representatives.
Washington, D.C. -- Members of the Congressional
Black Caucus say passage of the Healthcare bill is
important not only for minorities but for all A
Representative Barbara Lee, who chair's the CBC,
tells reporters there are to many Americans who
have suffered because of a broken health system.
By Michael O'Brien - 03/19/10 09:59 AM ET
The leader of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) said Friday that the vast majority of its members would vote for healthcare legislation this weekend.
By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Contra Costa Times
Every East Bay member of Congress, except one, has pledged support for health care reform legislation set for a historic vote Sunday.
The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS spent the day on Capitol Hill yesterday. Their purpose was to push for H.R. 1964 Elimination of HIV/AIDS Act of 2009 to be approved. This push comes during a time when President Obama is making a final pitch for health care reform.