June 17th, 2012
01:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Lawmakers mum on health care contingency plans

(CNN) – With a decision looming from the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law, two lawmakers wouldn't describe in detail Sunday any plans for replacing the landmark piece of legislation.

Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," neither Republican Sen. John Barrasso nor Democratic Rep. Chris van Hollen could specify what preparations they were making should the Affordable Care Act be struck down.
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Filed under: Chris Van Hollen • Health care • John Barrasso
Keystone delay a political move, Republicans say
December 17th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Keystone delay a political move, Republicans say

(CNN) - Republicans called on President Barack Obama to make a decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline in their weekly address Saturday, saying the delay was a result of political calculations.

Speaking for his party, Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso said the project has received wide support, except from Obama's political base.
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Filed under: Congress • Energy • John Barrasso
Top Dem: Tap oil reserves?
May 1st, 2011
10:12 AM ET
3 years ago

Top Dem: Tap oil reserves?

Washington (CNN) – Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen proposed the United States tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to help curb escalating gas prices.

“I would say with respect to price, we’ve seen a supply disruption as a result of Libya, which has helped feed a speculative bubble and the only way to address that in the very short-term is to consider releasing some of the oil from the strategic petroleum reserve,” Van Hollen said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Obama talks economic competitiveness, touts China deals in weekly address
January 22nd, 2011
04:19 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama talks economic competitiveness, touts China deals in weekly address

(CNN) – Three days after hosting Chinese President Hu Jintao in talks defined largely by economic issues, President Obama championed plans to make America more competitive during his weekly radio address Saturday.

He began with an upfront assessment that more doors should be opened for U.S. goods and services internationally, saying, "If we're serious about fighting for American jobs and American businesses, one of the most important things we can do is open up more markets to American goods around the world."
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October 9th, 2010
10:20 AM ET
4 years ago

GOP points fingers at Democrats

(CNN) – Republicans came out swinging in their weekly address Saturday, with the speech sounding like a midterm election roadmap for candidates across the country.

Republican Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming delivered the remarks that criticized the president over the unemployment rate, federal debt, taxes and health care.
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Filed under: 2010 • GOP weekly address • John Barrasso • President Obama
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