Good public turnout at the 2008 Commission hearings on health care is important. At these meetings citizens can speak directly with the 2008 commissioners. The commissioner’s recommendations will have an impact our our health care decisions for years to come.
The meetings are set up around the Congressional districts but the CD 4 meetings (Longmont is in this district) are being held in Lamar and Silverthorne. Citizens are free to attend meetings at other CD districts. Here is a list of meetings with the commissioners that Longmont citizens might find it easier to attend:
October 4, 2007 5:00pm-8:00pm Congressional District Hearing – Boulder Millennium Harvest House, Ballroom 1345 28th Street, Boulder 80302
October 4th 5:00pm-8:00pm Congressional District Hearing- Lamar Lamar Community Building Multipurpose Room 610 S. 6th Street, Lamar 81052
October 11th 5:30pm-8:00pm Congressional District Hearing- Greeley UNC Campus, Lindau Auditorium
October 12th 5:00pm-8:00pm Congressional District Hearing- Silverthorne Silverthorne Library, Blue River Room 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne
October 12th 5:00pm-8:00pm Congressional District Hearing- Fort Collins Lincoln Center, Mini Theatre 417 W. Magnolia, Fort Collins 80521
October 13th 1:00pm-4:00pm Congressional District Hearing- Brighton TBD
The Great Inflation Fraud
Why does the government pretend prices aren’t rising?
IMMEDIATE CALLS NEEDED TO CONGRESS FOR FULL HEALTHCARE COVERAGE FOR CHILDREN!
Both houses of Congress passed H.R. 1 E.H. This bill will make air travel safer, mandate inspection of ship cargo, and allocate funds for Homeland Security based on risk factors. The bill passed the House 371 to 40 and the Senate 85 to 8. The Democrats have passed legislation that will make America safer! This legislation finally fulfilled the recommendations of the 9/11 panel.
Recently the Bill Moyers Journal on PBS devoted a full hour to the subject of impeaching George W. Bush and Dick Cheney — the first such attention by a national network.
The remarkable thing about the response was not its size or intensity. After visiting more than a dozen states to address the issue, I have come to understand the depth of the public’s desire for accountability.
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Note: Also check out Dr. Mercuri’s views on H.R. 811 & US election security from her 3/7/07 interview on “Voice of the Voters!” http://www.voiceofthevoters.org/ (podcast & transcript available) Also, please telephone & fax/email your Representative in Congress and ask him/her to vote NO on H.R. 811. Urgent! Vote could be next week (For details see Why this MUST be voted down,
The Senate passed the War Funding Bill (HR2206) by a vote of 80-14 with 6 not voting. There is apparently alot of politicians who can talk the talk, but only 14 who can walk the walk! Some of the more interesting votes against the funding were- Clinton (D-NY), Obama (D-Ill), Dodd (D-CT) all candidates for the Presidency. Some prominent Senators that voted for the funding were- Salazar (D-CO), Biden (D-DE), McCain (R-AZ) Reid (D-NV), Webb (D-VA) and Hagel (R-NE). Two of the most important non-votes were Schumer (D-NY) and Brownback (R-KS).
Today the House of Representatives passed a war funding bill without troop withdrawal provisions. The roll call vote was 280 to 142 in favor of the funding. Only one of the Democratic Representatives from Colorado voted against the funding without a time table for withdrawal, Representative Perlmutter. Representative Udall voted for the funding (must be looking ahead to his Senate race). Representative Salazar voted for the funding (he represents one of those mindless conservative districts) The most surprising vote other than Udall is the no show of Representative DeGette, she better have been in the hospital.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean voiced Democrats’ strong support for comprehensive immigration reform. While Democrats are working for tough and smart reform, Republicans are only offering more of the same failed leadership, including the GOP presidential candidates who according to the New York Times are “falling over themselves to convince voters where they stand is not where they stood” as they pander to the right-wing of their Party.
The Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2007 was Killed by invoking cloture, although the vote in favor of the bill moving forward was 55 to 42 with 3 not voting. In order for Senate Bill #3 to move forward the Senate needed a super majority vote to continue its progress. All 42 votes against the bill were Republicans except for Harry Reid of Nevada. Five Republicans voted to proceed with the bill along with all the Democrats except Reid D-NV. There were three Senators that didn’t vote- Brownback R-KS, Johnson D-SD, and McCain R-AZ.