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Bingel: Democrats Must Listen to the Voters They Lost

Roll Call

By Kelly Bingel

“Many writers have offered their views on why Democrats lost so many seats in Congress.  As a Southerner who still defines herself as a Democrat despite being pro-life and fiscally conservative, I’m most concerned about why my party lost 23 seats in the South and 19 in the Midwest.  It seems my party has forgotten how to talk to people like me.” …

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Republicans Dust Off a Little-Used Tool to Go After Overhaul Rules

CQ.com

By Rebecca Adams

“Even if an attempt to use the CRA is not successful, it does, as Sen Enzi’s attempt showed, provided another vehicle to highlight genuine concerns about a regulation,” said Dean Rosen, partner at Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen Bingel & Thomas Inc., who served as the top health adviser to former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn.”…

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Lobbying firms to watch in the next Congress

The Daily Caller

By Alexis Levinson

As would seem obvious, lobbyists are more popular when their party is in power.  “As a bipartisan firm we’ve stayed quite busy tese past two years,” said Bruce Mehlman, co-founder of Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, Inc., “but there’s no doubt our Republicans’ phones are ringing a lot more in November than they were in October.”…

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Key Democrats backs repeal of 1099 paperwork burden

Phoenix Business Journal

By Kent Hoover

“Republicans could, however, try to attack health care reform by denying the Obama administration funds to implement it. For example, the House could attach from using funds to enforce the individual mandate, said Dean Rosen…”

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Device tax seen as invisible in healthcare repeal efforts————————————-

Medical Device Daily

By Mark McCarthy

Seconding that viewpoint, albeit with some reservations, was Dean Rosen, a partner with the lobbying firm of Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti (MVC; Washington), who commented that the device tax issue “points out two interesting broader questions.” One of these, he said is the question of how any changes to PPACA are presented. “How are they positioned?” in the public’s view, he asked.  He noted that Congress will not succeed in selling any changes to the public unless “a number of those industry fees…can be portrayed as things that are going to increase the cost of underlying products and hence boost healthcare insurance premiums or cost-sharing.”

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GOP is spoiling for a healthcare fight

Los Angeles Times

By Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau

“The next couple of years, in some ways, become about the 2012 elections, “Republican healthcare lobbyist Dean Rosen said last week at an Alliance for Health Reform briefing in Washington.

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Republican Lobbyists on Rise Again

Politico

By Chris Frates

“Of course, some of the lobbying world’s most recognizable names will very likely see a bump in buisness. After all, it doesn’t hurt that Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti’s Bruce mehlman cut his teeth as a general counsel to the National Republican Congressional Committee and the Republican Conference.”

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Republicans Likely to Target Individual Mandate, but Results Uncertain, Panel Says

BNA

Dean Rosen, a partner at the lobbying group Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti and former health care adviser to then-Senate Majority leader William H. Frist (R-Tenn.), said he does not think such a scenario would necessarily be problematic for Republicans, though, if they are serious about blocking the law and trying a different approach.  “I’m not sure there’s the huge political risk, except to the extent that it may raise costs under the current structure – but they don’t buy into the current structure,” he said.

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No Safe Harbor: The new House will take aim at the health care law. But it’s hardly clear the Senate can protect it.———————————-

National Journal

By Matthew Dobias

“The Senate Finance Committee may not be a graveyard, but it is a place to be avoided,” said Dean Rosen, a partner with Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti and the health care advisor to then-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn. “Or it might be a place where things go for a hearing but never go beyond that.”

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What Does a GOP-Controlled House mean for Health Care Reform?

PBS NEWSHOUR

By Lea Winerman

Republicans hope that the congressional hearings they’ll convene will “keep alive in minds of American people that this is a raw deal,” says Dean Rosen, the former chief health care advisor to then-Senate Majority Leader Williams Frist, R-Tenn. “Because this really becomes about what happens after 2012, when the Republicans hope they can take over the Senate and Presidency.”

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Republicans Look Likely to Win Control of House

MedPage Today

By Emily P. Walker - Washington Correspondent

“It sure seems like Republicans have a good shot at taking the House, looks like they’ll come close, but not quite take the Senate,” predicted Dean Rosen, the former lead health advisor to then-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.

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Moderate Republican Who Voted “Yes” on Climate Law Is Brought Down in Delaware

SolveClimate News

By Elizabeth McGowan

“Whether enough tea party candidates will be elected in November and form a significant voting bloc that can away climate or energy is the $64,000 question,” said Jon Hoganson, a former House staffer who is now a principal with the Washington lobbying firm Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen Bingel & Thomas Inc. “Right now, the Republican’s feel…”

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