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AARP Announces Support for Senate Health Insurance Reform Bill

The AARP today announced their support for the Senate’s health insurance reform package, lending important momentum to the debate. In his letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, AARP CEO Addison Barry Rand said:   We appreciate your leadership in developing and advancing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the Senate. This bill will strengthen Medicare by…


Setting the Record Straight: The Recovery Act is Working to Rebuild America’s Economy

“The Recovery Act wasn’t designed to restore the economy to full health on its own, but to provide the boost necessary to stop the free fall.  It was designed to spur demand and get people spending again and cushion those who had borne the brunt of the crisis.  And it was designed to save jobs…


Personal Finance 101: Do Not Trust Your Savings to Republican Economic Policy

Eighty years ago today, on what became known as “Black Tuesday,” investors dumped 16 million shares and stocks lost 13 percent of their value in a single day, sending markets into a freefall that led to the stock market crash and, ultimately, the Great Depression.  This economic disaster was precipitated by the same free-market, lax-regulation…


Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Senate will convene at 10:00am and will resume consideration of H.R.3590, Health Care Reform. There will then be 5 hours for debate prior to votes in relation to several amendments and a motion. The Senate will recess from 12:45pm until 3:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus luncheons. At approximately 6:00pm, the Senate will…