Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Steve Israel speaks with reporters at the Christian Science Monitor Breakfast.
Steve J. Israel is the U.S. Representative for New York's 2nd congressional district, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is located on Long Island and includes the towns of Huntington, Babylon, Islip, and Smithtown in Suffolk County, part of the town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, and the communities of Huntington, Dix Hills, Melville, Northport, Commack, Brentwood, Central Islip, Bay Shore, Deer Park, North Amityville, and Wyandanch. Israel was tapped by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to head the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for the 2012 election cycle, which will make Israel the 5th highest ranking Democrat in the leadership.
Rep. Steve Israel, Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, ruminates on the Democrats' chances of reclaiming a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives after the 2012 elections.
Legislature of the U.S., separated structurally from the executive and judicial (seejudiciary) branches of government. Established by the Constitution of the United States, it succeeded the unicameral congress created by the Articles of Confederation (1781). It consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Representation in the Senate is fixed at two senators per state. Until passage of the 17th Amendment (1913), senators were appointed by the state legislatures; since then they have been elected directly. In the House, representation is proportional to each state's population; total membership is restricted (since 1912) to 435 members (the total rose temporarily to 437 following the admission of Hawaii and Alaska as states in 1959). Congressional business is processed by committees: bills are debated in committees in both houses, and reconciliation of the two resulting versions takes place in a conference committee. A presidential veto can be overridden by a two-thirds majority in each house. Congress's constitutional powers include the setting and collecting of taxes, borrowing money on credit, regulating commerce, coining money, declaring war, raising and supporting armies, and making all laws necessary for the execution of its powers. All finance-related legislation must originate in the House; powers exclusive to the Senate include approval of presidential nominations, ratification of treaties, and adjudication of impeachments. See alsobicameral system.
Why not a win win for America?
Research into the prevetion of the major costs of MEDICARE!
Prevent Heart Disease!
Prevent AZ, Parkinsons, HD etcetera etcetera
Better health longer life for all AND yes lower health care cost.
5 percent of the people account for about 1/2 health care cost [Start here]
Over 65 years of age accounts for 50 to 60 percent of lifetime costs [LOOK here]
Basic research into understanding our biology is yielding new insight into PREVENTION, early DETECTION, and Cures
Why not wake up and smell the benifits for all of AMERICA
Does this mean you might lose 1 or 2 talking/bashing points?
Is the outcome of better health and longer life at lower cost not worthy of the Democratic and Republican parties?
If tomorrow all or most disease went away
If technology could have nanotech built houses, cars, and clothes
If AI could deliver education
Robots due most or all of government Federal, State, and local work
What would the parties have to argue about except a better AMERICA!