On Capitol Hill, Senate Republicans want to take the time and carefully examine Judge Sotomayor's extensive record. Senate Republicans will seek fair hearings to determine if the nominee respects the Constitution and laws as written or is one who intends to rewrite them based upon personal preferences.
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.
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.