12:41 PM, Oct 30, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Senator Mary Landrieu, Democrat from Louisiana, tells Politico's Manu Raju that she'd be interested in supporting a proposal to allow Americans who like their current health insurance plan to keep it for next year. Here's the story from Politico:
Landrieu, a Democrat who faces a tough reelection in Louisiana in 2014, said she would either offer her own bill or formally sign onto another measure that would ensure that the law would not force anyone off of their existing health policies.
“The promise was made, and it should be kept,” Landrieu said in the Capitol Wednesday. “And it was our understanding when we voted for that bill that people when they have insurance could keep with what they had. So I’m going to be working on that fix.”
Landrieu’s comments come as the White House faces a barrage of criticism over President Barack Obama’s repeated promises in 2009 that the law would not force anyone off of their plans.
On Tuesday, Landrieu declined to say whether she would support such a measure. THE WEEKLY STANDARD has asked Landrieu's Senate office if she would consider signing on to a bill being offered by Wisconsin Republican senator Ron Johnson called the "If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It Act." Landrieu's staff has yet to respond.
Landrieu faces reelection in 2014.
12:11 PM, Oct 25, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin will propose a new law next week called: "If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It Act."
11:59 AM, Oct 28, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
On Sunday's political talk shows, several Republicans criticized the Obama administration's response to the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. Here's Senator John McCain of Arizona on CBS's Face the Nation:
9:44 AM, Sep 8, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Rick Perry's doubling down on his "Social Security is a Ponzi scheme" rhetoric during last night's debate could be beneficial for him in a Republican primary but hurtful in a general election. And while the Mitt Romney campaign was quick to pounce on the statement with its not-so-subtle "PERRY DOES NOT BELIEVE SOCIAL SECURITY SHOULD EXIST" press release, Perry seems to be sticking by the characterization. "Maybe it's time to have some provocative language in this country," he said in the debate.
Introducing the Regulation Moratorium and Job Preservation Act12:20 PM, Aug 5, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Lately there's been a spate of businessmen loudly complaining about the burdensome regulatory climate of the Obama administration. Fortunately, there's at least one highly experienced businessman in the Senate that feels their pain. Until he was elected last fall, Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson was CEO of a plastics manufacturing company and knows all about the problems of excess regulation.
11:15 AM, Jul 7, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Freshman senator Ron Johnson, Republican from Wisconsin, expressed frustration today that most members of Congress are in the dark on debt ceiling negotiations.
“You reporters have more detail on what's happening here in Washington on these debt ceiling talks than rank and file members of Congress," Johnson said on a conference call this morning. "To me, that’s outrageous, disgusting. That’s that is not the way this process should work."
Ron Johnson and Mitt Romney weigh in, while the administration still works the PR.12:25 PM, Mar 23, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican senator Ron Johnson, from Wisconsin, has an op-ed in today's Wall Street Journal, marking the first anniversary of the passing of Obamacare. Johnson writes that under a more bureaucratic system, the sort of medical innovations that 27 years ago saved his newborn daughter's life would be fewer and more expensive:
6:31 PM, Feb 22, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Last week, President Obama said that Wisconsin governor Scott Walker's budget bill is an "assault on workers." Today, Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson said Obama should mind his own business.
The GOP risks misdiagnosing the weak economy.Feb 21, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 22 • By JEFFREY BELL
Freshman Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson, one of the most promising of the new wave of Tea Party-allied Republican legislators, was chosen to give the Republican radio address, delivered just after President Obama’s weekly radio offering, on Saturday, January 29. This was a notable assignment for a freshman because, for a party not occupying the White House, the weekly radio address (often billed as a “response”) is customarily seen as representing the views of the national opposition party as a whole.
'We have to see this thing through.'12:00 PM, Jan 17, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, like Marco Rubio, comes away from his trip to Afghanistan with a stronger commitment to victory in that war. “We’ve sacrificed so many lives and so many dollars in this effort and it’s such an important effort in terms of our national security, we have to see this thing through. And I honestly believe if we see this thing through, I believe we can do it,” Johnson told reporters today.
Rubio says timeline for withdrawal detrimental to progress.11:04 AM, Jan 17, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Four new Republican senators--Marco Rubio (Fla.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Ron Johnson (Wisc.), and Pat Toomey (Penn.)--just concluded a trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and senators Richard Burr (N.C.) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.) were on the trip as well.
Has Ron Johnson run the best ad campaign of 2010?4:49 PM, Oct 13, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Wisconsin's junior Democratic senator Russ Feingold is out with a new ad attacking his Republican opponent Ron Johnson for keeping "privatization" of Social Security for "some" voters on the table. Feingold's position? In the ad, he literally takes everything off the table and promises not to "turn any part of Social Security over to Wall Street."
Mr. Clean?1:24 PM, Oct 5, 2010 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
Senator Russ Feingold, a leading voice for tight regulations on campaigns and elections, has been contacted by the National Football League today for using NFL footage without permission for a new campaign ad.
12:07 PM, Sep 28, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Via TPM, a Fox News poll shows Republican Ron Johnson leading Democratic senator Russ Feingold by 8 points in the Wisconsin Senate race. Johnson leads Feingold by 8.4% in the RCP average of polls; Johnson has been ahead of Feingold in every poll since July 13. As Jay Cost noted yesterday, Feingold has been stuck in the mid-40s for the past five months.
Wisconsin voters favor repealing Obamacare by a 53% to 38% margin.