Live Streaming (SnowBound) Senate Healthcare Debate: 12.19.09 (UPDATING)

The Call Is Going Out Via Twitter For A National Strike On January 20th, 2010.

(4:30 P.M. EST.)


(Updates At Bottom Of Post)


Don’t be surprised if they don’t pick up….

We will be live blogging this insane event all day Saturday if I can actually stand it.  Harry is expected to unveil his manager’s amendment sometime around 8 a.m. est.  (Please be advised that with a 5 hour time difference – I will not be blogging until a reasonable hour.) Everyone is welcome to leave comments as Harry’s stupidity of humongous proportions is unveiled.  Harry’s plan is to vote for cloture on whatever he unveils today at 1 a.m. Monday morning.

Live streaming coverage of the healthcare debate in the Senate is on C-Span’s Healthcare Hub on Saturday, and I will put up the link for that channel as it becomes available.

While you wait for the circus to start, TPM has a story that speaks directly to the snow and insanity in Washington, District of Criminals, and for those that want to check in on the livecam action of the snow falling on the Capitol Bldg., go here.

Wheeling In The Cots: A Winter Snow Emergency–And An Absentee Lieberman–Is Complicating Democrats’ Health Care Push

As if Democrats didn’t have enough to worry about. Overnight and into tomorrow, Washington, D.C. is preparing for a major snow storm, complete with thunder and high winds. A winter snowpocalypse.

On any other weekend, that would be no biggy for Senate Democrats, but tomorrow, they need all hands on deck if they hope to keep on track to pass their health care bill by Christmas. And remember, they can’t afford a single slip-up.

So here’s another wrinkle: Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) has skipped town.

Already, they’ve wheeled in the cots for members and staff who choose to slumber party the night away in the Capitol, or Senate offices. But tomorrow, bright and early, all of them could need to be on hand for procedural reasons. For instance, Democrats expect to have to waive a budget point of order they expect Republicans to raise against the defense appropriations bill. That requires 60 votes.

Potentially complicating matters, though is that Lieberman, who’s caused Democratic leadership no shortage of political heartburn on health care, isn’t even in town!

“After being assured by Democratic and Republican leaders that his vote was not needed to pass the Defense Appropriations bill, Senator Lieberman went to Connecticut to spend the Sabbath and the last night of Hanukkah with his wife, Hadassah, and their children and grandchildren,” reads a statement to TPMDC from Lieberman’s spokesman Marshall Wittmann.

That means Democrats will be relying on at least one Republican to help them get the defense bill over a procedural bump in order to push them back on to health care. They’re crossing their fingers.

But assuming they can get one vote, what happens if the snow keeps other members away? It could be a big problem. Leadership seemed confident earlier today that everybody would be present and accounted for tomorrow, and a bit surprised to learn that Lieberman had flown the coop. With all these added complications, don’t be surprised to hear a new Republican talking point: Even Mother Nature hates health care reform.


You can find Reid’s manager’s amendment here, or just turn on C-Span2 to listen to the entire amendment being read aloud.  Mitch McConnell requested the read and it is expected to go until 8pm est. tonight.

This bill’s democratic price tag has gone from $848B to $871B, and Sen. Ben Nelson is now on board the train via the Mary Landrieu style of passage (more money).

From Politico:

Nelson wins insurance tax exemption, too

In addition to the Medicaid carve out, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) negotiated an exemption from the insurance tax for non-profit insurers based in his state.

The language was written in a way that only Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company, as well as Blue Cross Blue Shield nonprofit plans in Nebraska and Michigan, would qualify, according to a Democratic Senate aide.

POLITICO reported Friday that Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) had sought a similar exemption from the $6 billion annual fee, and was drawing opposition from progressives, who have tried to paint the bill as a giveaway to big insurers. Non-profit insurers in Levin’s state control 76 percent of industry profits — one of the highest percentages in the country.

Harkin: Nelson did us a favor

Sen. Ben Nelson may have gotten a special deal — an agreement for the federal government to pick up the state’s Medicaid tab — but Sen. Tom Harkin suggests the Nebraska Democrat did the other 99 senators a favor.

The federal government is paying for the entire Medicaid expansion through 2017 for every state.

Want to send emails to the Senators? Go here.

Bill Nelson Sells Out And Lies To America,Communists get a starter home for government health care.  Nebraska will NEVER have to pay it’s share of  Medicaid because of Nelson’s deal. This has prompted one republican to congratulate Nelson on playing the “Price Is Right”.  Wow, Nelson just beat the hell outta Landrieu.

From Twitter:
Sen. Ben Nelson can be reached at Tel: (402) 391-3411 or Fax: (402) 391-4725

Sen. Ben Nelson’s office no#s (402) 441-4600, 1-202-224-6551,  (308) 631-7614,  (308) 293-5818,  (402) 209-3595

Call NOW: Nelson: 202-224-6551| Webb: 202- 224 – 4024 | Lincoln: 202 – 224 – 4843| Bennet: 202 – 224 – 5852 | Bayh: 202 – 224 – 5623

Sen. Lincoln’s call fax tell her NO:  Office: 202-224-4843; Fax: 202-228-1371

Sen Cantwell NO 202-224-3441 202-228-0514 – FAX

Senator Murray Phone: (202) 224-2621 Fax: (202) 224-0238 Toll Free: (866) 481-9186

From Americans For Tax Reform:
NEWS: Comprehensive List of Tax Hikes in Reid-Obama Health Bill UPDATED

PDF Version

List of tax hikes in original Reid bill

Manager’s Amendment

CBO Score of Manager’s Amendment

JCT Score of Manager’s Amendment

(Page numbers reference ORIGINAL REID-OBAMA BILL unless noted):

Individual Mandate Tax (Page 324/Sec. 1501/$15 bil/Jan 2014): Starting in 2014, anyone not buying “qualifying” health insurance must pay an income surtax according to the higher of the following (page 71 of manager’s amendment updates Reid bill):

Single2 People3+ People
2014$495/0.5% AGI$990/0.5% AGI$1485/0.5%/AGI
2015$495/1.0% AGI$990/1.0% AGI$1485/1.0%/AGI
2016+$495/2.0% AGI$990/2.0% AGI$1485/2.0%/AGI

Exemptions for religious objectors, undocumented immigrants, prisoners, those earning less than the poverty line, members of Indian tribes, and hardship cases (determined by HHS).

Employer Mandate Tax (Page 348/Sec. 1513/$28 bil/Jan 2014):  If an employer does not offer health coverage, and at least one employee qualifies for a health tax credit, the employer must pay an additional non-deductible tax of $750 for all full-time employees.  Applies to all employers with 50 or more employees.

If the employer requires a waiting period to enroll in coverage of 30-60 days, there is a $400 tax per employee ($600 if the period is 60 days or longer).

Excise Tax on Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans (Page 1979/Sec. 9001/$149.1 bil/Jan 2011): Starting in 2013, new 40 percent excise tax on “Cadillac” health insurance plans ($8500 single/$23,000 family).  Higher threshold ($9850 single/$26,000 family) for early retirees and high-risk professions.  CPI +1 percentage point indexed.  Longshoremen have been exempted (page 362 of the manager’s amendment)

From 2013-2015, the 17 highest-cost states are 120% of this level.

Employer Reporting of Insurance on W-2 (Page 1996/Sec. 9002/Min$/Jan 2011): Preamble to taxing health benefits on individual tax returns.

Medicine Cabinet Tax (Page 1997/Sec. 9003/$5 bil/Jan 2011): No longer allowable to use health savings account (HSA), flexible spending account (FSA), or health reimbursement (HRA) pre-tax dollars to purchase non-prescription, over-the-counter medicines (except insulin)

HSA Withdrawal Tax Hike (Page 1998/Sec. 9004/$1.3 bil/Jan 2011): Increases additional tax on non-medical early withdrawals from an HSA from 10 to 20 percent, disadvantaging them relative to IRAs and other tax-advantaged accounts, which remain at 10 percent.

FSA Cap (Page 1999/Sec. 9005/$13.3 bil/Jan 2011): Imposes cap on FSAs of $2500 (now unlimited).  Indexed to inflation after 2011 (added on page 363 of manager’s amendment)

Corporate 1099-MISC Information Reporting (Page 1999/Sec. 9006/$17.1 bil/Jan 2012): Requires businesses to send 1099-MISC information tax forms to corporations (currently limited to individuals), a huge compliance burden for small employers

Excise Tax on Charitable Hospitals (page 2001/Sec. 9007/Min$/immediate): $50,000 per hospital if they fail to meet new “community health assessment needs,” “financial assistance,” and “billing and collection” rules set by HHS (updated on page 364 of manager’s amendment).

Tax on Innovator Drug Companies (Page 2010/Sec. 9008/ $22.2 bil/Jan 2010): $2.3 billion annual tax on the industry imposed relative to share of sales made that year.

Tax on Medical Device Manufacturers (Page 2020/Sec. 9009/$19.2 bil/Jan 2010): $2 billion annual tax on the industry imposed relative to shares of sales made that year.  Exempts items retailing for <$100.  Rises to $3 billion annually in 2017 (updated by page 364 of manager’s amendment).

Tax on Health Insurers (Page 2026/Sec. 9010/$59.6 bil/Jan 2011): $10 billion annual tax on the industry imposed relative to health insurance premiums collected that year.  Phases in gradually until 2017.  Fully-imposed on firms with $50 million in profits (updated on page 365 of manager’s amendment)

Eliminate tax deduction for employer-provided retirement Rx drug coverage in coordination with Medicare Part D (Page 2034/Sec. 9012/$5.4 bil/Jan 2011)

Raise “Haircut” for Medical Itemized Deduction from 7.5% to 10% of AGI (Page 2034/Sec. 9013/$15.2 bil/Jan 2013): Waived for 65+ taxpayers in 2013-2016 only

$500,000 Annual Executive Compensation Limit for Health Insurance Executives (Page 2035/Sec. 9014/$0.6 bil/Jan 2013)

Hike in Medicare Payroll Tax (Page 2040/Sec. 9015/$86.8 bil/Jan 2013): Current law and changes:

First $200,000
($250,000 Married)
All Remaining Wages
Current Law1.45%/1.45%
2.9% self-employed
2.9% self-employed
Reid-Obama Tax Hike1.45%/1.45%
2.9% self-employed
3.8% self-employed

The 0.9% new rate addition is not deductible for the self-employment tax adjustment.  Updated by page 372 of manager’s amendment.

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Tax Hike (Page 2044/Sec. 9016/$0.4 bil/Jan 2010): The special tax deduction in current law for Blue Cross/Blue Shield companies would only be allowed if 85 percent or more of premium revenues are spent on clinical services

STRICKEN: Tax on Cosmetic Medical Procedures (Page 2045/Sec. 9017/$5.8 bil/Jan 2010): New 5% excise tax on elective cosmetic surgery to be paid by the surgery patient.

REPLACED BY: Tax on Indoor Tanning Services (Page 373 of Manager’s amendment/$2.7 billion/July 1, 2010): New 10% excise tax on indoor tanning salons.

From TPM: 12.19.09:

Snowe Clinches Deal To Turn Logic On Head

After months in which the Senate health care bill was held up over efforts to find some form in which she would agree to sign on to it, Sen. Snowe (R-ME) now says she will oppose it because it is being “rushed.”

The boys at HillBuzz have it going on!


Starting Monday, you need to get your butt off your couch and head down to your Senators’ field offices if there is any way you possibly can.  Get as many people as possible to go with you.

Go Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

SCREAM at the staff there that you are organizing as many people as you know to defeat every single person voting to enact socialism in this country by passing the Utopiacare bill.


We have been told by people who’ve worked for Senators that so few people show up at field offices that every one of them is treated like 10,000 people’s opinions.  Some field offices go WEEKS without a single person showing up and crossing the threshold.

These people work for YOU.  They have a legal obligation to take a meeting with you.  Someone on that staff HAS to talk to you, because you pay their salaries.  Bring your kids, bring your parents, bring your neighbors, bring everyone you can.

Scare the living Hell out of these people.

It doesn’t matter if your Senator is a Republican or Democrat, scare all of them.  They all talk to one another.  They need to know how angry the public is about this.

Go to your Congressional reps’ offices too.  They will make sure the message gets to Washington as well.  Scream at all of these people.

It has come to this:  that we are encouraging people to go out in public and scream and yell.  But that’s what needs to be done.

It is our great hope that those of you who read us and read other sites too will encourage all other places you read to encourage their readers to do the same thing.

Melting the phone lines is not enough.  You need to go in person to your elected officials’ offices, demand to be heard, and scream in their faces that you will not sit idly by while socialists take over this country.  You need to tell them you are mad as hell and are not going to take it anymore.

For all those of you who didn’t want to vote for John McCain because he was not conservative enough and sat out the 2008 election letting Dr. Utopia win — this is your fault, this is what we warned everyone would happen if he won, and so Republicans who didn’t vote for McCain, in particular, need to really raise their voices and get off their butts now.

We will be harassing the offices of the entire Illinois Congressional delegation next week…Monday through Thursday.  We are bringing as many people as we can.

You need to do your part too.


UPDATE: To be 100% clear, every single member of the House and Senate needs to be screamed at next week.  EVERY one of them.  Republican and Democrat. They need to see firsthand how angry the American people are. Even the ones who are voting NO need to be screamed at too, so that they get a little extra fire in them too.  They need to know the people are behind them in voting NO.  People need to scream their heads off all next week.  Make it cathartic.  We will be screaming at Senators Durkin and Burris, and will take great joy in screaming at Jan Schakowsky, our Congressional rep…the worst member of Congress after Pelosi herself.  We will scream ourselves hoarse, and go to these offices Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

And then, if this bill really does pass, everyone who votes for it needs to be defeated in their next election.

This will mean, for us, working against people we have long supported.  That’s going to be tough.  But, here’s what it boils down to for us:

This vote is a Before/After moment in our history.  When the vote is made, all the things we thought about people before the vote will be muted by what we think of them post-vote.  This bill has not been read by anyone.  It’s purpose is to takeover 1/6 of the economy.  It is being rammed through at lightspeed without proper consideration or debate. This is reckless legislation and anyone not standing in its way is in gross dereliction of duty.  Anyone voting for a bill this large, this expensive, and this nation-changing without fully understanding every word written in it should not be in Congress because they are incompetent.

And we hope all 60 Democrats eventually lose their seats if they vote YES on this, as expected.

We will work to defeat all of them, even those we consider friends.

If Hillary Clinton was in the Senate today, and she voted Yes on this, we would work to defeat her too.

Read that again a few times so we are clear — this is such a travesty, that we would WORK AGAINST Hillary Clinton and defeat her re-election if she voted for this monstrosity.

To us, more than anything, this is a test of competence:

* the bill is not even written and they are voting on it, which should be unconstitutional

* no one has read the bill, and they are voting on it, which should be illegal

* no one understands what’s in the bill or how much it will cost but they are voting on it anyway, which should be grounds for their removal under the umbrella of incompetence to the point of being unable to discharge their elected duties

If you vote for this bill, you are a buffoon who does not belong in Congress because you cannot meet the minimum job requirements for your office.

It is that simple.

Whatever we thought of you before, after you do this, you prove to us you should not be a Senator.

Live Streaming House Healthcare Debate 11.07.09 (Updating All Day Long….)

Live Streaming House Healthcare Debate 11.07.09 (Updating All Day Long….)

Capitol BuildingFor those of you that want to watch the rodeo happening right now in OUR House of Representatives, go here to watch on C-SPAN. If you need to catch up on what has happened already today, Michelle Malkin is tracking this debate.


(The Spousal Unit is Double-Daring the Dems to pass this bill.)


UPDATE: 6:16 ET – Nancy Pelosi is coming to the House Floor to speak.  Even though the coverage of this is making me completely ill, I probably will have to continue to watch the largest trainwreck in our history, and watch Pelosi come out and be her usual lobomotized self.  What’s her disapproval rating today?


UPDATE:  Nancy Pelosi using the words “entitlement reform” in the same sentence as this health care bill?  ARE YOU FREAKIN’ KIDDING ME?

Let me repost the simple common sense economic facts of a democratic health care bill from David Buckner.

The Economics Of Dem Healthcare Reform For Dummies

With everything that is currently being tossed at us since way before the 2008 election, quite a few things get missed just because we don’t have the time to read everything, all the time.

I ran across an article today from economist David Buckner which I think explains the dems’ plan pretty simply in economic terms. Here are a few tidbits; make sure to go over and read the whole article.

The Snake Oil Sales Pitch: A Question of Healthcare Economics

Unfortunately, facts tend to be the first casualty of political banter. As one commentator noted this morning, if you tell a lie enough times, people will begin to believe it. So, lets return to the facts and basic economics 101 (a class all law makers should be required to take prior to starting their first term and every two years thereafter).

Fact #1:

If you increase the demand for a product without increasing the supply, there will be a shortage. Let me say that a different way: if you increase the number of people buying a product without increasing the number of products (suppliers) there will be a shortage. There is no way around this.


If you insure 15 million more people without adding any doctors, there will be a shortage. Say what you will, promise what you may, all the kings horses and all the kings men will never be able to put 15 million more humpty dumptys together again, UNLESS you increase the number of doctors!! Nothing in the current legislation offers such an incentive or allowance–if anything, quite the opposite. Time and again the question has been asked and each time the response is “everyone will be covered,” as if that answers the question.

Bottom line:

Shortages WILL occur until there are more doctors, more nurses, more hospitals, more clinics. Promises of “universal coverage” cannot overcome the reality of “universal shortages”. One might accurately argue we will have equal opportunity shortages. That statement would be true. Nevertheless, there will be shortages and the sellers KNOW IT!

Fact #2:

Shortages cause prices to increase and providers to ration their services. Again, this is an Economics 101 principle overlooked (or neglected) by the salesman. If you create a shortage for any product, prices will increase or the shortage will REQUIRE doctors to ration their time and their resources.


Doctors will charge more for less. With more demand than they can manage, they will have to determine where they spend their time and how they allocate their resources. If they are paid the same for an easy case as they are for a difficult one, you do the math. Daily triage will be compounded by the mere volume of patients now in their waiting room. They can choose to serve 15 patients who need a simple check-up, or use that time to manage the chronic care of a single aging cancer patient. Triage favors the healthy.

Bottom Line:

Rationing will occur. To be clear, rationing will always occur to some degree. At present it occurs based on who can pay and who is covered, which is the “market force” approach to rationing. You want it, you can get it if you pay for it. If you can’t pay for it, the government will. However, a universal government run system would create a false market and remove the patient from the decision as it has with Medicare and Medicaid. If you want it, you MIGHT be able to get it. You the patient will no longer control that process and doctors will no longer respond to real demand. Doctors will get paid whether they serve the patient or not. In fact, to reduce costs as promised, the government will have to limit what doctors can do. The incentive to listen to the patient is removed as the government is the customer, not the patient.

Fact #3:

If you lower prices, demand for a product goes up. Again, said another way, if you offer insurance at a lower price (the government option), people will buy that insurance.


This may sound good initially. But beware! One must consider the fallout and false perception created from such a move. Promises that a government run option WILL NOT put insurers out of business are false. Technically, the government will not physically go in and shut down the insurers. However, they might just as well do that, as the results will be the same. If you offer a government plan at a lower price, with the same coverage as a private plan, everyone will buy it. They are not required by law to buy that plan but if the price is lower for the same products, why wouldn’t they? To say this is an OPTION would suggest that other alternatives will continue to exist. They can’t! They can’t compete when the pricing of the government plan is a false price. The very thrust of the government promise is to lower prices without offering less. This is snake oil in its purest form! Unless the government addresses COSTS rather than PRICES only, this option is a fraud. It is healthcare “dumping,” the very practice the U.S. has blamed China and other countries of doing to capture markets and create an anti-competitive environment.

Bottom Line:

A government option is essentially healthcare “dumping” which will result in a removal of healthcare insurers, leaving a monopoly subsidized by tax payers. False prices without addressing real costs leaves a gap that can only be filled by taking more from the taxpayer. Promises of cost reductions and fraud elimination under a government plan beg the question, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Why should we believe the government, acting as a monopoly, would now be motivated to find and eliminate fraud more than ever before? What changed? Why now? Why haven’t you done it already? Once the monopoly owns the market, prices can skyrocket as there is no competition to place a check and balance on the government. If history serves us well, this would mean U.S. Postal Service style healthcare. No service, not incentive, no market efficiencies.

Of course, there is more to consider before buying:

– The government has never run an efficient system (of any kind).

– There are no successful examples of efficient government run healthcare (anywhere).

– There is no incentive to innovate if prices are fixed.

– Costs are never avoided. They are just passed along to taxpayers.

– A call for change doesn’t mean a mandate to “JUST DO SOMETHING

Any questions?

Rep. Mike Pence:


Via Michelle Malkin:

Via reader Kathy, here’s a handy phone/fax list for Blue Dog Dems:

Altmire, Jason (PA-04) Phone: (202) 225-2565 Fax: (202) 226-2274
Arcuri, Mike (NY-24) Phone: (202) 225-3665 Fax: (202) 225-1891
Baca, Joe (CA-43) Phone: (202) 225-6161 Fax: (202) 225-8671
Barrow, John (GA-12) Phone: (202) 225-2823 Fax: (202) 225-3377
Berry, Marion (AR-01) Phone: (202) 225-4076 Fax: (202) 225-5602
Bishop, Sanford (GA-02) Phone: (202) 225-3631 Fax: (202) 225-2203
Boren, Dan (OK-02) Phone: (202) 225-2701 Fax: (202) 225-3038
Boswell, Leonard (IA-03) Phone: (202) 225-3806 Fax: (202) 225-5608
Boyd, Allen (FL-02) Phone: (202) 225-5235 Fax: (202) 225-5615
Bright, Bobby (AL-02) Phone: (202) 225-2901 Fax: (202) 225-8913
Cardoza, Dennis (CA-18) Phone: (202) 225-6131 Fax: (202) 225-0819
Carney, Christopher (PA-10) Phone: (202) 225-3731 Fax: (202) 225-9594
Chandler, Ben (KY-06) Phone: (202) 225-4706 Fax: (202) 225-2122
Childers, Travis (MS-01) Phone: (202) 225-4306 Fax: (202) 225-3549
Cooper, Jim (TN-05) Phone: (202) 225-4311 Fax: (202) 226-1035
Costa, Jim (CA-20) Phone: (202) 225-3341 Fax: (202) 225-9308
Cuellar, Henry (TX-28) Phone: (202) 225-1640 Fax: (202) 225-1641
Dahlkemper, Kathy (PA-03) Phone: (202) 225-5406 Fax: (202) 225-3103
Davis, Lincoln (TN-04) Phone: (202) 225-6831 Fax: (202) 226-5172
Donnelly, Joe (IN-02) Phone: (202) 225-3915 Fax: (202) 225-6798
Ellsworth, Brad (IN-08) Phone: (202) 225-4636 Fax: (202) 225-3284
Giffords, Gabrielle (AZ-08) Phone: (202) 225-2542 Fax: (202) 225-0378
Gordon, Bart (TN-06) Phone: (202) 225-4231 Fax: (202) 225-6887
Griffith, Parker (AL-05) Phone: (202) 225-4801 Fax: (202) 225-4392
Harman, Jane (CA-36) Phone: (202) 225-8220 Fax: (202) 226-7290
Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie (SD) Phone: (202) 225-2801 Fax: (202) 225-5823
Hill, Baron (IN-09) Phone: (202) 225-5315 Fax: (202) 226-6866
Holden, Tim (PA-17) Phone: (202) 225-5546 Fax: (202) 226-0996
Kratovil, Jr., Frank (MD-01) Phone: (202) 225-5311 Fax: (202) 225-0254
McIntyre, Mike (NC-07) Phone: (202) 225-2731 Fax: (202) 225-5773
Marshall, Jim (GA-08) Phone: (202) 225-6531 Fax: (202) 225-3013
Matheson, Jim (UT-02) Phone: (202) 225-3011 Fax: (202) 225-5638
Melancon, Charlie (LA-03) Phone: (202) 225-4031 Fax: (202) 226-3944
Michaud, Mike (ME-02) Phone: (202) 225-6306 Fax: (202) 225-2943
Minnick, Walt (ID-01) Phone: (202) 225-6611 Fax: (202) 225-3029
Mitchell, Harry (AZ-05) Phone: (202) 225-2190 Fax: (202) 225-3263
Moore, Dennis (KS-03) Phone: (202) 225-2865 Fax: (202) 225-2807
Murphy, Patrick (PA-08) Phone: (202) 225-4276 Fax: (202) 225-9511
Nye, Glenn (VA-02) Phone: (202) 225-4215 Fax: (202) 225-4218
Peterson, Collin (MN-07) Phone: (202) 225-2165 Fax: (202) 225-1593
Pomeroy, Earl (ND) Phone: (202) 225-2611 Fax: (202) 226-0893
Ross, Mike (AR-04) Phone: (202) 225-3772 Fax: (202) 225-1314
Salazar, John (CO-03) Phone: (202) 225-4761 Fax: (202) 226-9669
Sanchez, Loretta (CA-47) Phone: (202) 225-2965 Fax: (202) 225-5859
Schiff, Adam (CA-29) Phone: (202) 225-4176 Fax: (202) 225-5828
Scott, David (GA-13) Phone: (202) 225-2939 Fax: (202) 225-4628
Shuler, Heath (NC-11) Phone: (202) 225-6401 Fax: (202) 226-6422
Space, Zack (OH-18) Phone: (202) 225-6265 Fax: (202) 225-3394
Tanner, John (TN-08) Phone: (202) 225-4714 Fax: (202) 225-1765
Taylor, Gene (MS-04) Phone: (202) 225-5772 Fax: (202) 225-7074
Thompson, Mike (CA-01) Phone: (202) 225-3311 Fax: (202) 225-4335
Wilson, Charles (OH-06) Phone: (202) 225-5705

The Pelosi Plans:

Interesting Tidbit:
Most Interesting Google Search Phrase I have seen yet – Many thanks to LaPorte, Indiana for this one:

what percentage vote is required to remove a president from office in an impeachment case.

Live Streaming H.R. 1207 Committee Hearing (Updated)

Update: 9.25.09: For those of you that missed the hearing, (like myself), go here for a 3 hour C-Span video of the hearing.


(H/T Clyde)

For those of you that want to watch the live stream of the House Committee on Financial Services hearing led by Barney Frank on H.R. 1207; Ron Paul’s Audit The Fed bill starting at 9am Friday, 9.25.09, go here.  I, of course, will have to catch up later….please keep me posted in comments if you do decide to watch, and there is anything newsworthy.

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