• July 31, 2009 Energy and Commerce Committee Passes Historic Health Care Reform Legislation

    The Energy and Commerce Committee approved H.R. 3200, “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act,” by a vote of 31 to 28. This legislation will build on what works in today’s health care system, makes important insurance market reforms to protect consumers, encourages competition among insurance plans to improve choices for patients, and expands access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans.


  • July 30, 2009 Critical Food Safety Legislation Passes House of Representatives

    H.R. 2749, the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009, passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 283 – 142. This legislation grants the Food and Drug Administration the authorities and resources it needs to better oversee the safety of the nation’s food supply.

  • July 20, 2009 CBO Scores Confirm Deficit Neutrality of Health Reform Bill

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released estimates this evening confirming for the first time that H.R. 3200, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act, is deficit neutral over the 10-year budget window – and even produces a $6 billion surplus. CBO estimated more than $550 billion in gross Medicare and Medicaid savings. More importantly, the bill includes a comprehensive array of delivery reforms to set the stage for lowering the future growth in health care costs.

  • July 20, 2009 Chairman Waxman Responds to Inaccurate Investors Business Daily Editorial

    Chairman Waxman wrote a letter to the editor of the Investor’s Business Daily in response to a misleading and factually incorrect editorial on health care reform.