We asked for specific information on how they (FEMA) are awarding contracts and who contracts are going to,
It's more than a little late.
There is a sign that hangs on my wall that says, 'What is it you want me to do to somebody else that is more important than what you want me to do for you'
The services provided to patients are so much broader in scope than in the past, all of that costs more money and I believe that it all has value.
The NRA was one of the items that we pointed to when we added money to the labor, health and Education appropriations bill by reducing the size of the tax cut.
I opposed Clinton's budget deal in 1997 because he brought in 115 billion cut in Medicare that created greater pressure for providers not to participate.
What that, in essence, says is that you're not going to worry about the biggest disasters that could occur, you're only going to worry about the smaller ones,
By the administration's own estimates, the new Homeland Security Department would employ at least 160,000 people,
They are targeting programs for poor people to pay for tax cuts for rich people.
We are going to see a tremendous number of health professionals retire over the next 8-10 years. We are not doing nearly enough to deal with this problem.
Recent news reports suggesting that the CPB increasingly is making personnel and funding decisions on the basis of political ideology are extremely troubling.
Whether you are from Minnesota, Wisconsin or any other Northern tier state, you are not going to like the reimbursement formula. The problem we face is that we wouldn't have that formula if a majority of the states didn't like it, and they have the majority of the votes.
throwing money at the problem with no game plan.
We're going to see the rest of it on the installment plan,
This bill is replete with gimmicks. It hides 45 billion in budgetary sleight of hand. This would be laughable if it wasn't so corrosive to the public's perception of what we are doing.
Society as a whole is better off when information is available to the public. Whether you are talking about how to prevent disease, or about who does the best job of treating disease, it is useful to provide as much information to the public as possible.
every day that we delay professionalizing FEMA and depoliticizing it is another day that taxpayers' money is being spent by an agency which has been demonstrated under these circumstances to be incompetent.
The defense bill should be about delivering equipment and support to our troops. Instead, it is being used to deliver a multi-billion bonanza to oil companies.
It makes no sense to tell the country and the profession that we will make the investment to pass it, and then turn around and not fund it.
The report shows that Mr. Tomlinson was willing to ride roughshod over the law to impose his political mind-set on PBS programming, ... The Corporation for Public Broadcasting needs significant reform and vigorous oversight.
What we should be doing in this amendment is to provide every single dollar that we need to conduct the operation now going on in Kosovo. We should not provide one dime less and neither should we try to use this to play games with the budget.
Obey is unbowed. I think if you asked God, he'd say the Ten Commandments were a road map for living, ... Instead, you have these self-appointed pharisees who think the Ten Commandments can be turned into a stiletto to use against their political opponents.
We need to be careful when we talk about cutting health care costs. They are not going to be reduced - what we really want to do is do is slow the rate of increase.
We don't have enough people going into those fields and there is a high burnout rate in some health care professions, so it is very important that we get more people into the pipeline right now.
This is a very difficult question. If you take a look at the aging population and demographics, we are going to have a big increase in the number of health care jobs needed in the state and in the country.