WASHINGTON — The fragile economy and wildly gyrating financial markets could put enormous pressure on Congress’ new debt-reduction supercommittee. Yet even as leaders finished naming the bipartisan panel’s members, it remained uncertain that it will ultimately agree on a savings plan.
By Alan Fram, The Associated Press
, August 12, 2011
With President Barack Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the wheel, Rep. Earl Pomeroy is in for a bumpy ride. Despite an overwhelming majority of Americans who do not want socialized medicine, Pelosi maintains her resolve to do whatever it takes: “We’ll go through the gate, if the gate is closed we’ll go over the fence, if the fence is too high we’ll pole vault in, if that doesn’t work we’ll parachute in, but we’re going to get health care reform passed for the American people.”
The Nancy Pelosi-Harry Reid-Earl Pomeroy version of Obama care appears to be “unacceptable” to most North Dakotans. The 2,000-plus pages of the House bill could be one of the most unread, pork ridden piece of legislation in American history.
Democratic congressional leaders predicted passage of health care legislation within a few months despite undimmed Republican opposition, claiming momentum Thursday from President Barack Obama’s speech and renewed commitment from lawmakers fresh from a month of meetings with constituents.
By Daniel Espo, The Associated Press
, September 11, 2009
House Democrats on Tuesday rolled out a far-reaching $1.5 trillion plan that for the first time would make health care a right and a responsibility for all Americans, with medical providers, employers and the wealthiest picking up most of the tab.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Erica Werner, The Associated Press
, July 15, 2009
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi bluntly accused the CIA on Thursday of misleading her and other lawmakers about its use of waterboarding during the Bush administration, escalating a controversy grown to include both political parties, the spy agency and the White House.
By David Espo, The Associated Press
, May 15, 2009
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