September 11, 2009
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick said new elements in President Obama’s health care address answer key questions about reform.
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Changes would cover an estimated 118,000 in District
All Arizona’s Democrats supported the biggest expansion of health coverage since Medicare and all Republicans opposed it, reflecting the bigger partisan divisions revealed by the historic vote.
District One gained 1,100 jobs thanks to millions in federal spending says congresswoman
The first round of federal stimulus spending created or saved 1,100 jobs in the sprawling First Congressional District, which includes Rim Country, according to an analysis released by Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick.
By the time you read this, our national debt may have already reached an unprecedented milestone. We are on the verge of owing more than $12 trillion for the first time in American history. That’s almost $39,000 for every man, woman and child in this country, and we are falling deeper and deeper in debt each day.
Rim Country representative Ann Kirkpatrick, a proudly dissident Democrat on many issues pushed by the House leadership, edged closer to supporting President Barack Obama’s health care reform plan after listening to his speech to Congress on Wednesday.