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— Republicans and the White House fear that congressional Democrats are pursuing a "'giant leap'" towards socialized health care, according to the Washington Times. "'Democrats are once again moving us toward 'Hillary Care'-a massive, complex system wholly run by government bureaucrats,' said House Minority Leader John A. Boehner of Ohio." 
House Democrats, meanwhile, passed a lobbying reform bill as part of a rush to pass major bills before August recess. "'This is going to be a banner week for Democrats,' said Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, the chief Democratic whip."