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Finance Committee

50 Years Of Secrecy, Courtesy of Max Baucus

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Senator Max Baucus has decreed a minimum 50 years of secrecy for negotiations over revamping the federal tax code. It's not the information itself that must remain under lock and key, but which senator is supporting what massive corporate giveaway -- that's what has to remain secret.

Michael McAuliff

Schumer: GOP Blocks Its Own Trade Deal To Hurt Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans' decision to block free-trade deals that they have previously supported is evidence that the GOP wants to hurt the economy t...

Your Money Search Begins With a Persuasive Cover Letter

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Even though the cover letter is rarely thought of as a business-plan document, it begins the process of selling your concept to the loan officer and finance committee.

Max Baucus Has Only Himself To Blame

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I have little sympathy for Baucus at this point, when he complains that his adversaries have had time to put out a report attacking his bill. Because there is one reason that they've had all that time.

A Health Insurance Mandate and Corporate Monopoly

Zack Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zack Cooper

The only way to go from sickness care to health promotion is with both tougher regulation of insurance companies and a meaningful mandate for individuals to buy health insurance.

Ryan Grim

Public Option Amendments Fail In Senate Finance Committee

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A coalition of Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee joined together Tuesday to defeat a public health insurance option. Five Dem...

We are Mortal - Grow Up and Plan Accordingly

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Coombs Lee

National leaders deliberately sparked fear and anger over a consultation about death and sensational media threw fuel on the fire.

Sam Stein

Wyden Urges Dems To Keep Trying For Bipartisan Approach To Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the key Democratic senators whose vote remains up for grabs when it comes to health care reform urged his colleagues to continue to push for a ...

Finance Committee Scales Back Health-Care Reform Bill

Ezra Klein, Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The outline I was given today isn't the Finance Committee's final bill. It's not even necessarily the Chairman's Mark (the bill that will go to the re...