Tales from the Trail

Kirk follows in Kennedy’s footsteps on healthcare, without the roar

October 27, 2009

If Ted Kennedy were alive, he would have been proud.

He also would have likely been counting votes.

And even raising his thunderous voice.

IRAQ-USA/CONGRESSOn Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Kennedy’s temporary replacement in the U.S. Senate echoed the fallen lawmaker’s call for Democrats and Republicans to work together and finally overhaul the U.S. healthcare system.

Kennedy successor joins Senate, takes up health reform battle

September 25, 2009

Former Democratic Party Chairman Paul Kirk has a few months in his new job to help accomplish what his friend, the late Senator Edward Kennedy, devoted much of his life to: Trying to provide affordable healthcare to all Americans.