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John Garamendi

House Democrats Call For Independent Investigation Into Kunduz Hospital Bombing

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There is growing momentum among House Democrats pushing for an independent investigation into the U.S. bombing of a Doctors Without Bord...

Health Insurance Mergers Make Executives Richer, Policyholders Poorer

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.24.2016 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If regulators approve the recently announced mega-deals in which Aetna, Inc. would buy Humana Inc. and Anthem Inc. would buy Cigna Corp., will consumers benefit? Or will the winners be limited primarily to the executives and shareholders of the companies involved?

Jessica Schulberg

Congressman Hints He Wants To Prohibit Funding For Ground Troops in Iraq | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) indicated on Thursday that he may move to prevent President Barack Obama from deploying U.S. ground troop...

Arthur Delaney

Congress Has No Plans To Stay In D.C. To Deal With Unemployment | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite demanding House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) keep the House of Representatives in session to deal with expired unemployment ins...

Sam Stein

House Dems Practically Giddy Over Gates' Portrayal Of Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' much discussed -- but not yet released -- memoir has caused a stir over the broadsides he levels ...

Speaker Boehner: Let Your People Go... and Vote

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. John Garamendi

At a time when we should be focused on creating jobs and building the American middle class, we're in the midst of a government shutdown because of the tea party's obsession with taking away the health care benefits of the Affordable Care Act. Enough is enough!

Zach Carter

Wall Street Deregulation Roars Back On Capitol Hill | Zach Carter | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan cadre of House lawmakers will move on legislation to deregulate Wall Street derivatives Wednesday, less than a week after S...

The Fiscal Cliff Can't Be Solved by Throwing Seniors Over the Cliff

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Rep. John Garamendi

I want to vote for a comprehensive bipartisan plan to address the fiscal cliff. I'm willing to take a tough vote. I'm willing to make sacrifices. I'm willing to feel the heat. But I draw the line at cutting benefits in Medicare and Social Security.

15 Members of Congress Speak Out: End the War in Afghanistan

Rep. Jim McGovern | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Rep. Jim McGovern

Today, 14 of my colleagues joined me in speaking out against the war in Afghanistan. Congress is deeply complicit in maintaining and continuing the war, but if enough members join our voices, maybe an end to this travesty can be in sight.

Michael McAuliff

Lawmakers Try To End Indefinite Detention In America | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers is trying to end the law that lets the military indefinitely detain people arrested in America on terror...

House Republicans Continue to Block Commonsense Make It In America Policies

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Garamendi

Citizens of all political stripes have wondered what this Congress has been up to. Here is a quick recap.

Red Herring Bill Threatens Public Lands, Public Health and Jobs

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Garamendi

Disguised in the name of border security, H.R. 1505 undermines the future of our national parks and forests, rolls back landmark environmental protections, and opens the door to increased economic uncertainty in rural communities.

Insurers' Bait and Switch

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business
Wendell Potter

The health insurance industry's long-term strategy is to move all Americans into high-deductible plans, and they're well on their way to achieving that goal. Once there, you can bet the rates will be hiked up.

Amanda Terkel

Democrats Disappointed With Obama's Afghanistan Speech | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic lawmakers who have been pressing for a sizable and significant withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan almost universally ...

First Vote on Afghanistan in Post-Bin Laden World This Week

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Garamendi

It is time to shift from a broad counterinsurgency campaign in Afghanistan to a laser-like focus on combating terrorists wherever they exist.

Michael McAuliff

Quitting Time? Bipartisan Lawmakers Push Obama To Leave Afghanistan | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of eight lawmakers is the latest to demand the United States leave Afghanistan, raising the pressure on President Bar...

Congressional Twitter Town Hall Invitation: #AskDems Anything About the Budget

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Garamendi

We're focusing on budget issues and spending priorities. I hope you'll join us tomorrow to talk about the jobs problem, and more importantly, the jobs solution.

Electric Current Events: Middle East Revolutions and the Need to Revolutionize American Clean Energy

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rep. John Garamendi

Pro-democratic movements in the Middle East are in the midst of their rendezvous with destiny, but America's destiny can no longer be linked with the ...

President Obama is Right: We Need to Create American Jobs Now

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Garamendi

With his State of the Union address, President Obama delivered an important message that Congress and the American people need to hear: our nation's l...

My First Bill Protects West Coast From New Offshore Oil Drilling

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Garamendi

When the consequences of offshore oil drilling are faint memories, many Americans tune out the warnings of the environmental community. But its time to look forward and take preventative measures.

Health Care: In Order to Form a More Perfect Union...

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Garamendi

The Declaration of Independence calls for every American to have access to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Yet 45,000 Americans die each year because they do not have health insurance.

The Wasilla Wonder Wows Tea Baggers with Lies and Deception

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

And here's one for the hypocrisy file: In talking about the Tea Bag movement's leadership needs, Palin took a cheap shot at Obama's presentation skills while she had written crib notes to herself on her hand.

Why the Governor Should Delay His Appointment

Pedro Nava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pedro Nava

I firmly believe that the Governor should be careful and thoughtful about this appointment. This decision should not be rushed, as some have suggested.

Jason Linkins

The State Of Your Post-Election Media Memes | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you missed out on last night's election, well, don't you know that you missed out on the most important off-off-year election in our lives? It's t...

Jeff Muskus

Health Policy Experts Push For House Language In Final Version Of Health Care Bill | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Without a public option, the signature achievement of health care reform is supposed to be new consumer protections that would force the insurance ind...