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Day April 5, 2011

ICYMI: CBO: Ryan Plan Means “Most Elderly People Would Pay More For Their Health Care”

Key point: “Under the proposal, most elderly people would pay more for their health care than they would pay under the current Medicare system.” [Page 4] Full analysis:


Murray Statement On Republican Proposal To Shut Down Medicare

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Conference Secretary Patty Murray released the following statement today regarding the Republican proposal to shut down Medicare and cut health care for kids on Medicaid: “Shutting down government is apparently not enough, now Republicans have taken aim at shutting down Medicare as we know it. The bottom line on the Republican…


Begich Statement On Republican Proposal To Dismantle Medicare

Washington, D.C. – Senator Mark Begich released the following statement today regarding the Republican proposal to dismantle Medicare: “In order to protect our long-term economic growth, we must get serious about cutting federal spending and ensuring the government lives within its means. However, a plan that puts our seniors’ safety and health at risk is…


Reid Spokesman On Budget Meeting

Washington, DC— Jon Summers, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, made the following statement regarding today’s budget meeting with Speaker John Boehner: “Leader Reid and Speaker Boehner sat down privately and had a productive discussion. They agreed to continue working on a budget solution.”


Baucus Blasts Deep Medicare Cuts In House Republican Proposal

Washington, D.C. – Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus released the following statement today blasting House Republican budget proposal to cut more than $2 trillion in health care benefits and nursing home coverage for seniors: “Independent experts agree the House Plan would make deep cuts to the Medicare benefits seniors count on. It would end Medicare…


Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate proceed to a period of morning business until 11:00am with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each, with the time equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees, with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half;…