Former Rep. Massa Claims He Was Forced Out over Healthcare Bill

From Democracy NOW! – Meanwhile, Democratic leaders in the House are scrambling to secure enough votes to pass the Senate‚Äôs version of the healthcare reform package. Intense pressure is reportedly being placed on some Democratic lawmakers to support the party line. New York Democrat Eric Massa is claiming he was forced out of Congress by…

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Eric Massa, Single-Payer Advocate in House, to Retire

By Patricia Murphy for Politics Daily – Rep. Eric Massa, a freshman Democrat from New York, announced Wednesday that he will leave Congress at the end of this term rather than run for re-election as planned. In a call with reporters, the congressman said his decision was based on a third recurrence of cancer, and…

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An Open Letter to Congress: Help Me or I Will Die

By Donna Smith– U.S. Representative Eric Massa of New York said this week that in the 86 days since he took office, he has received many letters from his constituents. Some are general letters supporting him or proposed legislation; some letters express disagreement with some of what Congress is working on. Other letters begin with…

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NY’s Massa Sworn In and Co-Sponsors HR 676

Within less than a week of being sworn in as the new Congressman from New York’s 29th Congressional District, Eric Massa proudly informed Rep. John Conyers that he will co-sponsor HR676. Massa also proclaimed his intent to be active in his support of the bill to provide publicly funded, privately delivered healthcare to every Amercian.…

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