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By LORI PREUITT
Updated 12:58 PM PDT, Tue, Mar 23, 2010
It was a political victory for sure and there were plenty of politicians at all levels of government who wanted a piece of the win.
Within minutes of the signing came a flurry of press releases from Bay Area politicians wanting to make the most of the moment.
McNerney joins Democratic majority to pass historic health care reform bill
Sunday night 's action 'critical to our country's prosperity,' Pleasanton Congressman says
by Jeb Bing
Pleasanton Weekly Staff
By Lisa Vorderbrueggen and Mike Taugher
Contra Costa Times
WASHINGTON - MARCH 21: Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (C) carries... (Getty Images)«1234»East Bay members of Congress were elated over the passage of the largest U.S. health care reform legislation since the creation of Medicare in 1965.
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.