The Senate Republican Conference and the Republican Policy Committee held a hearing on Thursday, May 21, to discuss wellness and prevention through healthy behavior as a key to health care reform. Helping people lead healthier lives is central to controlling the cost of health care for everyone—not just the unhealthy. Largely manageable or preventable chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States and account for the vast majority of health care spending. This hearing explored solutions that can help keep Americans healthier and truly bend the cost curve in the right direction. Witnesses included Governor Mike Huckabee, Dr. Andrew Baldwin, and Steve Burd, CEO of Safeway, Inc.
On March 23, 2009, the Senate Republican Conference and the Republican Policy Committee held a hearing on the card check bill, the Employee NO Choice Act. With businesses across the country struggling financially, the last thing Congress needs to do is saddle the businesses that create jobs for Americans with higher costs and more regulation as a result of this misguided legislation. Witnesses included Eugene Scalia, Frank Cannon, Augustine Martinez, and Kathy Gornick.
On March 30, 2009 the Senate Republican Conference and the Republican Policy Committee held a hearing on the national energy tax included in Pres. Obama's budget. With businesses across the country struggling financially, the last thing Congress needs to do is saddle consumers and businesses with higher costs and more regulation as a result of such a tax.
On Capitol Hill, Senate Republicans continue to demand that the administration come up with a plan for what to do with the Guantanamo Bay detainees. Senate Republicans also noted that the administration continues to borrow and spend, despite the fact that the nation is facing mountains of debt.
On March 30, 2009 the Senate Republican Conference and the Republican Policy Committee held a hearing on the national energy tax included in Pres. Obama's budget. With businesses across the country struggling financially, the last thing Congress needs to do is saddle consumers and businesses with higher costs and more regulation as a result of such a tax.