Most Major Issues Ducked by Finance Committee

The Senate Finance Committee yesterday continued to debate the list of amendments to its comprehensive health care reform legislation, but conspicuously absent from the discussion were any amendments tied to the major issues being discussed by members of Congress and the media, according to Politico.  At the beginning of yesterday’s hearing, the first amendment discussed… Read more »

What Will Finance Do on Health Care?

Members of Congress and staffers have the day off in recognition of Yom Kippur, but even with the break they are preparing for a contentious week of health care debating. Most of the attention this week will be on the Senate Finance Committee, which resumes its markup of the Chairman’s Mark health care language tomorrow. … Read more »

ASAE Opposes Health Care Amendments Impacting Nonprofits

As the Senate Finance Committee today continues to wade through hundreds of amendments to the health care reform bill drafted by committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), ASAE has taken issue with two specific proposals that have generated concern in the nonprofit community. The two amendments in question, filed by Senate Finance Ranking Member Charles Grassley… Read more »

Grassley Amendments to Healthcare Bill Would Impact Nonprofits

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, has filed two amendments to the health care reform bill introduced by Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) that directly impact tax-exempt organizations. These amendments were filed along with more than 500 others before the end of last week, and are being considered in… Read more »

Baucus Introduces Health Care Bill

As expected, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) introduced his health care reform bill today after months of negotiating with three Democrats and three Republicans on his committee, dubbed the Gang of Six. “This is a unique moment in history where we can finally reach an objective so many of us have sought for… Read more »