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Entries by Rep. Earl Blumenauer from 07/2009

The Case for Broad-based Health Care Funding

| Posted 07.09.2009 | Politics

Reform should be financed with a small increase in the Medicare payroll tax by about a third of a percentage point. For about half of working Americans, this would cost a latte a week ($3) or less.

Urban and Rural, Red and Blue: Time to Rebuild America's Water Infrastructure

| Posted 07.16.2009 | Politics

Every community is faced with serious drinking water and sanitation problems that lead to dangerous public health problems and serious environmental damage.

Stop Distorting the Truth about End of Life Care

| Posted 07.24.2009 | Politics

GOP leadership has been gravely distorting the truth and misrepresenting the facts about the bipartisan effort for the Life Sustaining Treatment Preferences Act.

Unhinged!

| Posted 07.28.2009 | Politics

Today, I literally watched Republicans become unhinged as they attempted to outdo one another on the "evils" of programs being considered by President Obama and the Democrats in Congress.