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NFRW Political Briefing 10/19

2009 October 22


“Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn’t absolutely control,”   

-Anita Dunn, WH Communications Director during a conference in the Dominican Republic in January 2009


 Charlie Rangel in the Spotlight…again!



On October 8, the House Ethics Committee announced they would expand their (over year long) investigation into allegations regarding Democratic Congressman Charlie Rangel, (D-NY),  to include the “revised” personal financial disclosure forms Rangel submitted in August 2009 after leaving off more than $600,000 in assets on his original forms. 
House Republicans have called for the removal of Rep. Rangel as the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.  House Minority Leader John Boehner issued the following statement: 
“Given the expanded investigation announced today, it is past time for Speaker Pelosi to insist that Chairman Rangel step aside until the Ethics Committee completes its work.  The American people won’t stand for having a chairman of the House’s tax-writing committee who is under investigation for not paying his taxes.  What more has to happen before Speaker Pelosi does the right thing?”
New reports today show, based on the release of third quarter fundraising reports to the Federal Election Commission,  Charlie Rangel was the top recipient of campaign contributions from lobbyists.  Rangel reportedly received approximately $125,000 in contributions from three lobbying groups. 


Keep the Heat on Health Care!



Make YOUR voice heard on health care reform! Every phone call, letter, email, fax, etc. counts!


NFRW website! 

Dr. Benjamin Sasse spoke on the current health care debate at our Convention in Orlando, FL earlier this year.  He has created a powerpoint presentation on the nuts and bolts of the current health care debate.  Click here to view the presentation.

Read the final version of the Senate Finance Committee Health Care bill here.  

New health care resource available on 

*Let us know what you are doing to get the word out with your state or local club.  Email your news to [email protected]  We look forward to hearing from you!*


On the Hill


 Capitol Hill


House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) has challenged Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and President Obama on a long term fix for doctor pay that isn’t paid for in recent health care legislation. 
Senate Republicans are fighting to include an extension of the popular homebuyers tax credit in an upcoming unemployment bill.
Comprehensive health care reform legislation is predicted to hit the floor by the first week in November.
Senate Republicans are demanding two months of floor debate for any final health care legislation.
Negotiations are continuing with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democratic Senators, and Senior Obama Administration Officials over the health care legislation.  **There are no reports that CNN will cover these closed door conversations like President Obama promised in his health care speech to the joint session of Congress.**
House Democratic leaders may attach the DC House Voting Rights Act (giving the District of Columbia a full House seat) to the Defense Spending bill.
House Minority Leader John Boehner has formed a team of economic experts to counter the Obama Administration’s claim that the economy has rebounded under their economic policies.



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