• chairman
  • Other jobs include time as a solicitor for the United States Department of the Interior from 1983 to 1986, and time as Utah Republican Party finance chairman from 1992 until 1994. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cannon was named Chairman of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee at the beginning of the 108th Congress in January 2003, and has served as its ranking Republican from 2007 - 2009. (wikipedia.org)
  • In January 2003, Cannon was elected chairman of the influential Western Caucus, an organization of over 50 Congressmen working on resource management issues. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since August 2015, he has been chairman of the Georgia Republican Party Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Georgia GOP. (wikipedia.org)
  • From 2003 through the end of 2006, Kingston served as vice-chairman of the House Republican Conference, the sixth-ranking post among House Republicans. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition to his major legislative accomplishments, including much federal legislation pertaining to schools, arts, and the humanities, he served as the 13th president of New York University from 1981 to 1992, and was a member of and subsequently the chairman of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. (wikipedia.org)
  • Medicare
  • Healthcare Kingston is a supporter of Medicare prescription drug coverage. (wikipedia.org)
  • Davis said that the federal government should "set an example" for private employers to discourage them from ending retiree drug benefits should Congress pass a Medicare drug benefit. (californiahealthline.org)
  • The Senate's Medicare bill includes a provision by Sen. Mark Dayton (D-Minn.) that would make prescription drug coverage for members of Congress equal to whatever level lawmakers approve for Medicare beneficiaries. (californiahealthline.org)
  • But they tell federal retirees, 'We won't put you into this inferior Republican Medicare plan. (californiahealthline.org)
  • Scott Kopple, a spokesperson for Davis, said, "There was concern that Congress or the U.S. Office of Personnel Management would attempt to save money in a future budget cycle by reducing retiree drug benefits, under the assumption that retirees could simply go into the Medicare program. (californiahealthline.org)
  • Daniel Adcock, assistant legislative director of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees , said, "Our members fear that the government will be tempted to reduce or eliminate drug coverage for federal retirees, in favor of a Medicare plan that would be inferior and more complex. (californiahealthline.org)
  • The liberal think-tank Center for American Progress stated in its Report of November 14, 2003: COMPANIES HIRE MERCENARY "GRASSROOTS" GROUP: To influence the final Medicare bill, the drug industry has bankrolled a front group to air ads throughout the country. (wikipedia.org)
  • During the 2002 elections, with an "unrestricted educational grant" from the drug industry burning a hole in its pocket, the group spent roughly $14 million--the lion's share of its budget--on ads defending Republican members of Congress for their votes on a Medicare prescription-drug bill. (wikipedia.org)
  • It includes a summary of Medicare benefits, rights, and protections, lists of available health and drug plans, and answers to frequently asked questions about Medicare. (govtrack.us)
  • We saw significant Congressional accomplishments last year, including the passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) which finally solves the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) problem which has plagued Congress and physicians for more than a decade. (health-law.com)
  • To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of early detection of prostate cancer and certain drug treatment services under part B of the Medicare program and to amend chapter 17 of title 38, United States Code, to provide for coverage of such early detection and treatment services under the programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs. (govtrack.us)
  • bipartisan
  • In 1990, he co-chaired the bipartisan independent commission mandated by Congress to review the grant-making procedures of the NEA. (wikipedia.org)
  • An increase in the federal spending limits set by the Bipartisan Budget Act passed in October 2015 will pave the way for the House and Senate Appropriation Committees to work on funding those programs whose budgets are set annually. (health-law.com)
  • Senator
  • His great-grandfather, George Q. Cannon, was a nonvoting member of the House from 1873 to 1881, while Utah was still a territory, whose son Frank Cannon was the state's first senator, as well as a non voting delegate. (wikipedia.org)
  • born May 29, 1954) is the junior United States Senator from Kansas and a member of the Republican Party. (wikipedia.org)
  • He is the son of former U.S. Senator and 1964 Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2005: Senator Mark Dayton (D-Minnesota) introduced legislation in the Senate to create a cabinet-level department of peace a week after Dennis Kucinich introduced a similar bill in the House. (wikipedia.org)
  • Donald Wayne Riegle Jr. (born February 4, 1938) is an American politician, author and businessman from Michigan, who served for five terms as a Representative and for three terms as a Senator in the U.S. Congress. (wikipedia.org)
  • Liberal Republican Senator Irving Ives talked to conservative Republican Senator Robert A. Taft about it, but to both Ives' and Herzog's astonishment Taft said he believed Herzog should remain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mayor
  • He served as a New York City Council member, and ran unsuccessfully for several other public offices including New York State Assembly, United States Congress and Mayor of New York City. (wikipedia.org)
  • Goldwater lost that race to San Diego mayor and future Governor Pete Wilson due to what Goldwater labeled "partisan mudslinging" which linked his name to a congressional drug use scandal that Goldwater was found not to be involved in. (wikipedia.org)
  • A Republican, MacArthur was previously mayor of Randolph, New Jersey. (wikipedia.org)
  • bill's
  • The members of the gang, for their part, are set to meet Wednesday, when they will begin to sift through the amendments that have been filed and to look for changes to the bill that they feel they can make to gain Republican votes without upsetting the bill's fundamentals. (yahoo.com)
  • The bill's primary sponsor is a Republican. (govtrack.us)
  • 1950
  • The first National Conference on Aging in 1950 recommended that Congress specifically address housing needs of the elderly, but nine years passed (1959) before enactment of a subsidized housing program known as Section 202. (encyclopedia.com)
  • bill
  • Moran criticized the closed-door process for developing the bill and criticized the legislation for not repealing the entire 2010 health law. (wikipedia.org)
  • This bill has since been introduced in each session of Congress from 2001 to 2009. (wikipedia.org)
  • reports that House Republican leaders do not consider the bill controversial. (californiahealthline.org)
  • Over the weekend, Ayotte announced she would support the bill, becoming the first Republican beyond the Gang of Eight to formally sign on. (yahoo.com)
  • S. 1553 is a bill in the United States Congress. (govtrack.us)
  • Nonetheless, Congress overrode Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act on June 23, 1947, and the bill became law. (wikipedia.org)
  • This bill was introduced on May 20, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. (govtrack.us)
  • The Republican led bill passed the House by a 323-95 margin with 102 Democrats voting for it for election year reasons. (rfcnet.org)
  • A bill to protect the public health by providing the Food and Drug Administration with certain authority to regulate tobacco products. (govtrack.us)
  • This bill was introduced on March 17, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. (govtrack.us)
  • S. 666 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress. (govtrack.us)
  • This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. (govtrack.us)
  • There is 1 related bill in Congress. (govtrack.us)
  • A likely legislative scenario is that the committees will work toward a near final set of bills in the first half of the year, but stop short of final action, passing a short-term funding bill lasting until after the November election. (health-law.com)
  • When Congress returns after the election for their biannual "lame duck" session and depending on the outcome of the that election, an omnibus appropriations bill or another short-term extension could be passed. (health-law.com)
  • 1990
  • During his tenure, he earned a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1990 and became a member of the New York State Bar. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1999
  • Savannah Harbor Expansion Project Kingston sponsored legislation in 1999 to authorize the expansion of the Savannah harbor in order to accommodate larger vessels. (wikipedia.org)
  • federal legislation
  • The possibility that federal legislation could eventually be adopted to address this problem may be unlikely at this point, but the league and its players would be unwise to ignore it," Issa said. (sify.com)
  • Lamar Alexander
  • In addition to Rubio and Jeff Flake of Arizona, a fellow Gang of Eight member, the list included Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Roy Blunt of Missouri, Dean Heller of Nevada, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Coburn, and Cornyn. (yahoo.com)
  • lawmakers
  • With most lawmakers still working on their amendments-and Reid planning to seek a filing deadline of late this week or early next week-much of the action will be on the rhetorical front. (yahoo.com)
  • Other issues, such as the number of guest workers who should be allowed into the country, divide those lawmakers who are seeking changes to or elimination of the legislation. (yahoo.com)
  • Republicans
  • Paul, who is among the Republicans wanting Congress to verify that the border is secure as a condition for granting legal status to immigrants, will be the keynote speaker at an immigration forum Wednesday in Washington. (yahoo.com)
  • advocates
  • Dozens of AARP advocates from across the country converged on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, June 7, to try to persuade Congress to block legislation projected to raise costs and jeopardize health care coverage for millions of older Americans. (aarp.org)
  • Medicaid advocates sounded alarms over Republican proposals to convert Medicaid funds to a block grant in which the federal government would provide states a fixed amount of money for their Medicaid programs regardless of how many enrollees they have. (ket.org)
  • Schwarzenegger
  • Goldwater would later publicly debate Reagan's son Ron Reagan, who did not support Goldwater's friend and then-California Republican gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger. (wikipedia.org)
  • remaining bills
  • He vetoed 200 of 424 bills passed in his first six months in office-a national record of 47% of all legislation-and used the line-item veto on most remaining bills. (wikipedia.org)
  • election
  • Kingston won the election with 58 percent of the vote, becoming the first Republican to represent this district since Reconstruction, and the first to win an undisputed election in the district in 118 years. (wikipedia.org)
  • He defeated Republican Congressman Marvin L. Esch in the general election. (wikipedia.org)
  • He ran against Steve Lonegan in the Republican Party's primary election, and defeated him. (wikipedia.org)
  • Rice won the election over Republican Bruce Blakeman on November 4, 2014 and took office in January 2015. (wikipedia.org)
  • Food and Drug Admin
  • The Food and Drug Administration issued a new version of the "Nutrition Facts" labels that are on the backs of food packages, the first overhaul of the label since its introduction in 1994. (indianexpress.com)
  • H.R. 5473 directs the Food and Drug Administration to hold a public meeting and issue guidance to industry addressing data collection and labeling for medical products that reduce pain and may replace, delay, or reduce the use of oral opioids. (govtrack.us)
  • reforms and funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and telehealth. (health-law.com)
  • authorize
  • To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to authorize an extension of exclusivity periods for certain drugs that are approved for a new indication for a rare disease or condition, and for other purposes. (govtrack.us)
  • fellow
  • Cannon faced opposition in the primaries from a fellow Republican for the first five times he ran (and won), but his opposition in 2006 seemed potentially stronger. (wikipedia.org)
  • party
  • He was the 29th Governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003 as a member of the Republican Party. (wikipedia.org)
  • On June 24, 2008, he was defeated in the 2008 Republican Party third district primary by Jason Chaffetz, former chief of staff to then-Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. Chris Cannon is part of the well-known Cannon Family of Utah. (wikipedia.org)
  • He is a member of the Republican Party and was part of the House leadership (2002-06) when he served as vice-chair of the Republican Conference. (wikipedia.org)
  • The drug lobby pays the group "as a front for its TV and radio 'issue' ad campaigns," which is also "used by several corporate energy front groups pushing for the GOP [ Republican Party ] legislation. (wikipedia.org)
  • conservative
  • Goldwater has won several awards including the Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, an award from the President's Commission on Employment of the Handicapped, the Distinguished Service Award of the A.C.A., and the Conscience of the Congress Award of the American Conservative Union. (wikipedia.org)
  • NLRB Member James J. Reynolds suggested 62-year-old NLRB trial lawyer Robert N. Denham, a strong conservative who had exhibited near-racist views in some of his opinions. (wikipedia.org)
  • scandal
  • When this case led to the discovery of a wider-spread cheating scandal, Rice worked with the College Board, who administers the test, to update security standards to halt cheating in the future. (wikipedia.org)
  • bachelor's
  • The son of migrant workers who never made it past the fifth grade, Cuellar has positioned himself as a strong advocate for education and has often described himself as "the most degreed member of Congress," having earned an associates degree, a bachelor's in Foreign Service, a master's degree in International Trade, a law degree, and a Ph.D. in Government. (wikipedia.org)
  • reform
  • The legislation also provided increased consumer protections for high rate home equity loans, contained measures to increase credit availability to small businesses, streamline the regulation of depository institutions, and reform the National Flood Insurance Program. (wikipedia.org)
  • Paul
  • Brademas holds the distinction of being the first Greek-American member of Congress, preceding, among others, Olympia Snowe, Paul Tsongas and Paul Sarbanes. (wikipedia.org)
  • taxes
  • In 2010 Kingston signed a pledge sponsored by Americans for Prosperity promising to vote against any Global Warming legislation that would raise taxes. (wikipedia.org)
  • provisions
  • The AARP contingent also urged Congress to retain popular provisions of the current law, including one that prevents insurers from charging significantly higher rates to consumers with preexisting medical conditions . (aarp.org)
  • officials
  • Although debates over health care legislation have stalled for now in Washington, officials in the Bevin Administration remain optimistic that their plan to overhaul the state's Medicaid program will receive federal approval in the coming months. (ket.org)
  • Since then, officials have been working to figure out a new policy, including whether transgender troops currently in the military should be thrown out. (kstp.com)
  • favor
  • She also spoke out in favor of Governor Andrew Cuomo's gun control legislation, and she created the office's first ever gun prosecution unit. (wikipedia.org)
  • initiatives
  • Though in office for only eight months, he worked to expand initiatives to register and educate voters and to protect voters' rights. (wikipedia.org)
  • prescription drug
  • The most popular health plan under FEHBP, a Blue Cross Blue Shield policy, currently covers about 80% of federal employees' total prescription drug costs, according to Kenneth Thorpe, chair of the health policy department at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health. (californiahealthline.org)
  • publicly
  • Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a member of the Gang of Eight, has publicly called for beefed-up security measures, including giving Congress (and not the Homeland Security Department) the job of writing a border strategy. (yahoo.com)
  • issues
  • During his tenure Goldwater drafted legislation that addressed issues that are still topics of debate today. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the future we'll also let you know about other issues in Congress where your voice matters, and after you call we'll tell you what happened. (govtrack.us)
  • primary
  • In 2004, Cannon defeated Republican challenger Matt Throckmorton in the primary, getting 58.4% of the vote, in a race in which the major issue dividing the candidates was immigration policy. (wikipedia.org)
  • He was unopposed in the Republican primary. (wikipedia.org)
  • however
  • However, because of three Republican vote changes, the final vote showed 215-213, meaning the motion was approved. (wikipedia.org)
  • The controversy continued, however, when the House voting board, which displays the status and subject of an ongoing vote, blacked out during a vote, leading to continued suspicions and accusations, and delaying the work of the house by almost an hour. (wikipedia.org)
  • amendment
  • Rubio spokesman Alex Conant said that his amendment-which is not yet finished-would likely complement others being authored by Cornyn and Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., with whom Rubio is working closely. (yahoo.com)
  • As soon as Wednesday, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, could call up his amendment that requires Congress to certify the border is secure, said spokesman Brian Phillips. (yahoo.com)
  • But she said the Senate's Republican leadership 'cut off debate' and blocked the amendment from getting a vote. (kstp.com)
  • vote
  • Since these vote changes were recorded after the vote had officially ended, the House Majority Leader asked to put the issue to a second vote, which the Republican boycotted stating they had won the first vote, which they charge was prematurely ended and changed after the fact. (wikipedia.org)
  • video here) House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) attempted to work out an agreement over the proper way to deal with the contested vote, both agreeing to some sort of investigative action. (wikipedia.org)
  • Previously
  • He drafted laws requiring mandatory drug testing for school bus drivers and overhauled the previously-failing High School of Telecommunications. (wikipedia.org)
  • Curbelo was previously a member of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools board. (wikipedia.org)
  • support
  • What's more, they showed support for the Credit for Caring Act, which would provide a tax credit of up to $3,000 for eligible working caregivers who care for family members of all ages. (aarp.org)
  • 4. Support our work so we can bring you more information about what Congress is doing each day. (govtrack.us)
  • Thousands of brave transgender Americans love our country enough to risk their lives for it, fight for it, and even die for it, and Congress should honor them and let them serve,' said Gillibrand, who thanked McCain for his support. (kstp.com)
  • District
  • The district, one of Florida's first Republican areas, had been held by Republican J. Herbert Burke for 12 years before Stack ousted him in 1978. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1978, Albanese ran for New York State Assembly in the 50th District, losing 44.25% to 55.75% to Republican Florence Sullivan. (wikipedia.org)
  • A Gallego backer, Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez of Val Verde County, said that turnout would be the key to determine which of the two would represent the district in Congress. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prior to serving in Congress, she served as the Nassau County District Attorney, and, prior to that, she served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia and as an assistant district attorney in the Kings County District Attorney's Office in New York City. (wikipedia.org)