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Barr Statement: Field Hearing on "Health Care Challenges Facing Kentucky's Workers and Job Creators"
Aug 27, 2013 -
I’d like to thank everyone for coming today and participating in this field hearing. I’d especially like to thank the House Education and the Workforce Committee for its interest and willingness to come to Lexington, Kentucky to hold this hearing. Thank you to Chairman Roe, Congressman Guthrie, and ...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on, “The Employer Mandate: Examining the Delay and its Effect on Workplaces”
Jul 23, 2013 -
We are well acquainted with the challenges surrounding the employer mandate, which forces businesses to provide government-approved health insurance or pay higher taxes. It seems with each passing day there are new reports of employers facing tough choices thanks to this particular provision in the ...
Roe Statement: Hearing on “The Employer Mandate: Examining the Delay and its Effect on Workplaces”
Jul 23, 2013 -
Three weeks ago the American people were joining friends and family to celebrate the July Fourth holiday with hotdogs and fireworks. Little did they know the Obama administration was about to set off some fireworks of its own. Through a blog post on the Treasury Department’s website, the administrat...
Hudson Statement: Field Hearing on "Health Care Challenges Facing North Carolina's Workers and Job Creators"
Apr 30, 2013 -
Thank you, Chairman Roe. On behalf of the people of Concord, please allow me to extend a warm welcome and offer my sincere appreciation for convening this hearing today. I am particularly thankful for Rowan Cabarrus Community College allowing us to host this hearing on their campus. I served on the ...
Roe Statement: Field Hearing on "Health Care Challenges Facing North Carolina's Workers and Job Creators"
Apr 30, 2013 -
Good morning everyone. First, allow me to take a moment to thank our witnesses for joining us. We know you all are very busy, and we appreciate the opportunity to hear your thoughts on the very important issue of health care. Second, I would like to thank the people of Concord, North Carolina and th...
Roe Statement: Hearing on "Barriers to Lower Health Care Costs for Workers and Employers"
May 31, 2012 -
With 160 million Americans acquiring health insurance through an employer-sponsored plan, job creators clearly play a critical role in the nation’s health care system. As a result, employers know all too well the difficult challenge of expanding access to affordable health care. To help control the ...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "Reviewing the President's Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Proposal for the Department of Health and Human Services"
Apr 26, 2012 -
In his Fiscal Year 2013 budget, President Obama requests $932 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, one of the largest allocations for any federal agency. Nearly $70 billion of this request is dedicated to various social services programs, including Head Start and Community Servic...
Kelly Statement: Field Hearing on "Health Care Challenges Facing Pennsylvania's Workers and Job Creators"
Feb 22, 2012 -
Today’s hearing is a timely and important event. I think it is critical for members of Congress to get outside the Beltway and hear from the men and women whose lives are affected by the policies advanced in the nation’s capitol. The recent recession ended almost three years ago, yet we continue to ...
Roe Statement: Field Hearing on "Health Care Challenges Facing Pennsylvania's Workers and Job Creators"
Feb 22, 2012 -
Over four years ago, our nation fell into the worst recession since the Great Depression. Businesses closed, jobs were lost, savings disappeared, and countless lives were transformed by the pain of a deep economic downturn. While we’ve made some modest progress in recent months, we still have a long...
Roe Statement: Hearing on "Regulations, Costs, and Uncertainty in Employer Provided Health Care"
Oct 13, 2011 -
It was stated time and again: “If you like your current [health care] plan, you will be able to keep it. Let me repeat that. If you like your plan, you will be able to keep it.” Those remarks were delivered by President Obama and similar sentiments were expressed during the many months of Congress’ ...