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Report: Illinois consumers' average total cost of health coverage could be more than triple monthly premiums
Grateful to hear @
is recovering well after gall bladder surgery. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.
WSJ: Average individual deductible for cheapest (bronze) plan on the exchange is $5,081 a year, a 42% jump!
Looking forward to coding in an hour today w/students at Elgin Technology Center. You can learn too:
Anyone can learn computer science. Join me for an
, part of Computer Science Education Week.
Here's the Laserage plant floor. Grateful to hear from knowledgeable staff about their challenges as manufacturers
Today, staff at Laserage in Waukegan and I brainstormed about creating friendly manufacturing environment in IL.
Germany, Portugal & Ghana are our first World Cup opponents. Tough group. Let's go U-S-A, U-S-A!
Excited about the new Batavia Community Band. Here's a story about its first performance
Gallup says majority want major changes to ACA. I agree, but will the Senate act on bills we've passed?
(AP) South Africa's president Jacob Zuma says Nelson Mandela has died at age 95: "we've lost our greatest son."
For those of you who venture into that 'other' social medium, click Like to follow my Facebook page!
: More than a dozen Chicago Bears headed to tornado-ravaged Washington, IL help w/cleanup efforts.
Congrats to @
Bulldogs on their first-ever state championship! Video of my floor speech today:
Video: Lighting up the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree
: Your 2013 @
Christmas Tree. PHOTO:
Today we'll take up a bill to improve access to much-needed private capital so small biz can hire more, HR 1105:
Excited today to hear from Drs. Mary Voytek, Sara Seager, & Steven Dick on the search for biosignatures in our solar system. @
Ed board @
says: "How about an early Christmas present? Give everyone a pause on Obamacare."
Here's what we'll be considering this week in the House:
Honorable mentions go out to: @
Congrats to @
as the first to guess the right answer: 21. At the time of admission, IL's population was only about 35,000!
Trivia: On this date in 1818, Illinois became the [blank] state to enter the union. (What number?) First right answer gets a retweet!
H.R. 3479 provides for a party independent from the IRS to handle dispute resolutions and arbitration
Another help for small biz: HR 3479, the Small Business Taxpayer Bill of Rights Act of 2013, protecting them from abusive IRS claims.
This Cyber Monday, be on the lookout to avoid the most common shopping scams:
A: the IRS. I co-sponsored HR 3169 requiring IRS to certify that a rule won't have significant negative impacts on small businesses.
Morning trivia: Which federal agency is the only one not required to report the impact a proposed rule would have on small businesses?
A big congratulations to the Batavia Bulldogs football team on their first-ever state championship!
: Hultgren Urges Long-Term Fix to Outdated Medicare Payment Formula - Rep. Randy Hultgren's Blog
Pleased President Obama listened to delegation and declared IL a major disaster area. ICYMI, our letter to him:
Keep up the good work Illinois! RT @
: Local efforts continue for tornado relief...
Interesting they delayed it until after the mid-term elections, and chose to announce it right before a holiday...
ICYMI, Supreme Court will take up Hobby Lobby's religious liberty challenge to the HHS mandate in March
Breaking: Admin delays small business online Obamacare sign-up for 1 year after saying it would be ready by Saturday
We need long-term fix to the outdated Medicare formula that pays doctors--they need certainty & seniors need care
25 to 50 million w/employer health coverage could see cancellations, mostly at small businesses
"To help those suffering and without homes...requires federal assistance."
Keep up the good work @
! Glad to have joined Mark Elfstrand this morning for a Washington update.
There's still an opportunity to help tornado victims in Illinois:
Just finished talking to @
on the massive IL expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare
passed 6 bills to bring accountability & transparency to @
Just finished chatting w/Riley and Scot on solutions to security flaws in
and the unaccountable @
Chris spent 166 days on the International Space Station MT @
: Astronaut Chris Cassidy w/@
Video: "Let's ensure Americans like Jane can keep their health plan"
Final bill would bring @
back under Congress by making it subject to the appropriations process like most other executive agencies (2/2)
is probably the most unaccountable agency in our nation’s history. (1/2) @
HR 3193 will allow an oversight panel to set aside @
regs that threaten the safe & sound operations of U.S. financial institutions.
HR 3183 will make sure any consumer can obtain a free annual report of all information the @
is holding on them (2/2)
Americans should know what data federal agencies collect and retain about them. (1/2) @
HR 2571 will prohibit @
from accessing or disclosing personal information about consumers unless they let them know what it is (2/2)
Americans are right to be suspicious of the federal government collecting data on anyone, especially without clearly notifying them. (1/2)
HR 2446 will replace single @
Director with bipartisan 5-member commission to avoid unilateral activity by aggressive director. (2/2)
The last thing we need is another “czar.” Other bodies like SEC & FED are governed by a group of people, not a single director. (1/2)
HR 2385, CFPB Pay Fairness Act, puts @
on the same general employee pay scale as the rest of govt. Why should we pay them more money?
: reform bills we’re marking up do not hinder @
’s authority to write rules or enforce federal consumer financial laws.
Checks & balances are the hallmark of good gov't. Watch as @
is marking up proposals to bring more accountability, reform and transparency to the unaccountable CFPB
Inspiring to see communities coming together after tragedy: "Washington IL tornado victims supporting each other"
Presiding over the House today as we debate the Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act of 2013 @
150 years ago today, a "new birth of freedom"
"Woman cited by President as Obamacare success story frustrated by sign up process"
Some good news: Americans are slowly getting optimistic about the economy.
Getting ready to delve into how secure your data is on
. Here's the lineup:
: The path.
is seeking to answer the ?: “Is My Data on
Secure?” Tweet me your own ?s to ask the experts
"Obamacare is intended to make health care affordable for the masses. So far, most...are paying full price"
"D.C. insurance commissioner fired a day after questioning Obamacare fix"
Here's this week's legislative schedule for the House, courtesy of the Majority Leader:
: Most severe weather warnings canceled in Illinois, tornado watch still in effect for some counties in Ind.:
Let's work to keep them low-cost. RT @
: Today in 1918,
voters approve first bond issue for statewide system of hard roads
Glad to break bread with you--or at least donuts! RT @
: Thanks to @
+ staff for hosting
had me on talk about
...keeping the promise: "If you like your plan you can keep it"
passes 261-157 to make sure President’s promises are kept in law
This afternoon the House will vote for a legislative solution to make sure Americans can keep their health plans, H.R. 3350
Just stood on the House floor to defend the rights of our military at home as they defend our rights abroad.
The House acted today to cut down on frivolous lawsuits that harm individuals and businesses
Learning about commercializing basic research while hosting the Illinois Science & Technology Leadership Forum in DC. @
Did you know more than 100 million children & adults in the United States live with diabetes & prediabetes every day?
A birthday wish as we remember the sacrifices of our military families
we're hosting EPA's Gina McCarthy. What questions should we ask her about transparency & accountability in the agency?
Tune in as @
works to address excessive & costly regulations that hinder growth & job creation
H.R. 3350 will allow Americans to keep their current insurance. Let's help the President
Full week at @
. Here's what's up ahead:
Congratulations to Jean Gaines, Mary Stith for winning Geneva's highest honor for community service
I am presiding on the House Floor as Speaker pro tempore. Watch it LIVE:
unlikely to work fully by end of November
Today we're discussing legislation to keep America FIRST in Innovation, Research, Science & Tech
Agreed: President Clinton says Americans should be allowed to keep their own health coverage
Today in science news: Experiments Most Likely to Shake Up the Future of Physics
Thanks for supporting our veterans! RT @
has joined us at @
Please join me in thanking those who serve and recognize all who fight to defend our country and our freedom
Did you know? Veterans Day is held on November 11th because it is the anniversary of the armistice which ended World War I.
I offer my deepest gratitude and appreciation to the 765,000 veterans in Illinois and 47,500 in the 14th district.
"The Moving Wall," a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, stops in Aurora.
Humbled to join our veterans at the Vietnam Moving Wall at West Aurora High School. Full schedule:
are drawing attention to two important bills to help our veterans
IL State Rep Mike Tryon Co-Sponsors Bill Demanding Full Disclosure of ACA-Related Health Plan Cancellations
What are advantages & challenges to retail investors in the municipal market? Finding out at
For 1st hour, diving into who municipal bond issuers are and what challenges they face
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