HR 3245: Remember This Exchange

With regard to Wednesday’s markup of Bobby Scott’s bill to finally end the crack-powder sentencing disparity, we may want to remember this cryptic exchange. Below is Sheila Jackson...

2 of Dr. Christensen’s Amdts Added to HC Bill

Dr. Donna Christensen, the delegate from the Virgin Islands and the only CBCer who is a medical doctor, had both her amendments inserted into HR 3200, the Health Reform Bill, last night during...

53 Sign "We Can’t Vote For This" Letter

If it’s true that 53 members of Congress have signed a letter voicing strong opposition to the Blue Dog/Waxman deal this health care bill is in big trouble. At a 230 p.m press...

Cracking the Code: A Markup Slideshow

There are six members of the Crew of 42 on the House Judiciary Committee. They are John Conyers, Mel Watt, Sheila Jackson Lee, Maxine Waters, Bobby Scott and Hank Johnson. Yesterday the committee...

Judic Moves HR 3245 in Big Step to End 23 Years of Cocaine Sentencing Disparity

A Cecil B. deMille flik had less behind the scenes drama than this House Judiciary markup featuring HR 3245 to end the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine. HR 3245 is a...

Health Care: See You in September

So it looks like superbold-Aries-girl Speaker Nancy Pelosi will have to wait to ram HR 3200 through the House and mount her next big trophy: a health care bill vote. After talking with many...

No 218 Yet on Health Care

Neither Clyburn or Pelosi will confirm they have 218! … CBC hopes to vote on health care before August appear to be fading … Waxman meets with Blue Dogs again this morning in Rayburn...

E&C Crew: Rush, Christensen, GK

If there is another episode of Energy and Commerce keep an eye on GK and Donna Christensen regarding an amendment offering — all of which is contingent on whatever deal the Blue Dog 7 is...

14 CBCers Meet With Pelosi

In the room (H-210 of the Capitol): Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Charlie Rangel, Danny Davis, G.K. Butterfield, Sheila Jackson Lee, Elijah Cummings, Chaka Fattah, Bobby Scott, Donna Edwards, Laura...

Two CBC Bills Included in HC Bill

Below are two health care bills offered earlier this year by Jim Clyburn and Bobby Scott the language of which is in the BIG health care bill (a.k.a HR 3200, America’s Affordable Health...

The Health Care Bill: A CBC Poll

Today, amazing journalist Joyce Jones polled 24 members of the Crew on whether they thought the health care bill would be completed by next week. The results: G.K. Butterfield:“Not...

Health Care Bill After August?

No House Energy and Commerce markup on the schedule today. Interestingly, Chair Henry Waxman has a booksigning at Politics & Prose tonight at 7PM. Then there is this…Rangel (AP):...

#1: HR 1064 | Youth Promise Act @ 227

HR 1064, preventative crime legislation sponsored by Bobby Scott, continues to lead the Crew — as well as be one of the leaders in all of Congress in cosponsors — at 227. Coming in at #2 is HR...

Dogged : House Energy + Commerce

In polling members of the Crew regarding their amendments to the health care bill I’ve learned that the latest is that Energy + Commerce is not accepting any more amendments. So obviously...