Monthly Archives: May 2012
a message from Paul Begala … Stand Up For President Obama
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a message from Alan Grayson
Members of Congress can claim expertise in two things: getting elected, and getting re-elected. But they legislate on everything that the Constitution allows. So you have lawyers and businessmen conducting hearings on space exploration, lawyers and businessmen drafting legislation on mining, lawyers and businessmen voting on foreign policy resolutions.
Wouldn’t it be nice to support a candidate for Congress who is a true expert in something other than campaigning? Well, you can; his name is Dr. Lee Rogers, in California’s 25th Congressional district.
Dr. Rogers is a podiatrist and an award-winning medical researcher. He runs the Amputation Prevention Center in Los Angeles, and he teaches medicine. He pioneered a new protocol for diabetes patients that reduced amputations by 72%.
If you want to see a person like that in Congress, click here.
Back in the 1990s, I worked with someone who had a severe case of diabetes. I watched his health deteriorate over the years. The circulation in his legs weakened to the point where a foot was amputated.
It was terrible.
But if my friend were alive today, Dr. Rogers probably could save that foot.
Healthcare is now one-sixth of the US economy. Imagine how good it would be to have someone in Congress who knows it so well.
A doctor who would be in a position to improve healthcare in America? What a concept!
I’m happy that Dr. Rogers is a solid progressive. I’m happy that a Rogers victory means the defeat of Buck McKeon, who has been called the most corrupt Member of Congress. But I’m especially happy that Dr. Rogers knows something about something – a quality that Congress sorely needs. For the good of Congress, and our health, I’d like to see Dr. Lee Rogers in Congress.
California is holding its “jungle primary” next Tuesday, where Democrats and Republicans are lumped together. To have a chance against Dirty Buck in November, Dr. Rogers has to do well on June 5. Please show your support.
CARE …Helene D. Gayle, MD, MPH President and CEO, CARE
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CONGRESS: the Republican led House – the Senate back 6/14
- Convenes: 2:00pm June 4, 2012
- Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. It is the Majority Leader’s intention to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.3220, the Paycheck Fairness Act.
- At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #613, the nomination of Timothy S. Hillman, of MA, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts. There will be up to 30 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled between Senators Leahy and Grassley or their designees. Upon the use or yielding back of time (at approximately 5:30pm), there will be a roll call vote on confirmation of the Hillman nomination.
- As a reminder to all Senators, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to S.3220, the Paycheck Fairness Act on Thursday, May 24th. That cloture vote will occur at 2:15pm on Tuesday, June 5th.
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MAY 31, 2012
112TH CONGRESS – SECOND SESSION
-The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.10:00:44 A.M. -MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.10:00:36 A.M. -The Speaker designated the Honorable Daniel Webster to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.10:00:22 A.M. -The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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