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    This page contains letters signed by elected officials, usually written to the President or relevant members of Congress.

10-GOV1 on Oct 1, 2009

Decided Oct 2, 2009
Letter: a letter from 22 Governors to Congressional leaders:
Source: Letter from CO Gov. Bill Ritter and 21 other Governors
In a letter to congressional leadership, 22 governors are urging federal lawmakers to adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year to provide families and businesses with much-needed security and stability.

"We commend you and your colleagues for provisions included in your bills that will help states," the governors wrote. "Many of the provisions will allow states to achieve long term savings and help cover those who currently go without health coverage. We recognize that health reform is a shared responsibility and everyone, including state governments, needs to partner to reform our broken health care system."

"Efforts at the federal level, like the recent and critical investments that support states' HIV and prevention initiatives, are beginning the work to lower health care costs. Our citizens and our states, however, will only achieve the health care security and stability they need if we succeed in working together to achieve health care reform."

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Question 5: Expand ObamaCare Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Health Care
  • Headline: Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year (Score: 2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 3.
  • Headline: Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year (Answer: A)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 3 on Healthcare: When you think about healthcare reform in the United States, which of the following solutions is closest to your opinion?
    • A: The Government should be the sole provider of healthcare insurance
    • B: The Government should have a major role in providing healthcare insurance
    • C: The Government should have a limited role in providing healthcare insurance
    • D: Only private companies should provide healthcare insurance
    • E: Unsure

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 10-GOV1

John Baldacci s1sMaine Democrat 
Steve Beshear s1sKY Democratic Governor 
Jon Corzine s1sNJ Former Democrat (until 2009) 
Chet Culver s1sIA Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
Jim Doyle s1sWI Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010) 
Christine Gregoire s1sWA Former Democratic Governor (2005-2013) 
Tim Kaine s1sVA Democratic Challenger 
Ted Kulongoski s1sOR Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010) 
Joe Manchin III s1sWV Democratic Senator 
Jack Markell s1sDE Democratic Governor 
Martin O`Malley s1sMD Democratic Governor 
Mark Parkinson s1sKS Former Democratic Governor (2009-2010) 
David Paterson s1sNY Former Democratic Governor (2008-2010) 
Deval Patrick s1sMA Democratic Governor 
Pat Quinn s1sIL Democratic Governor 
Ed Rendell s1sPA Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010) 
Bill Richardson s1sNM Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010) and Cabinet Sec'y 
Bill Ritter s1sCO Former Democratic Governor (2006-2010) 
Brian Schweitzer s1sMT Former Democratic Challenger (now Governor) 
Ted Strickland s1sOH Former Democratic Governor (2006-2010) 

Republicans participating in 10-GOV1

Independents participating in 10-GOV1

Jennifer Granholm s1sMI Previously Democratic Governor 

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 20
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1

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