Democrat Tom Daschle and Republicans Bob Dole and Howard Baker put forth an alternative proposal Wednesday.
His introduction of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D) for secretary of health and human services marks an attempt to press for reforms even amid the economic crisis.
GOP says the White House plan means more taxes on all Americans
Robert Allen Stanford, his firm, or its employees are said to have delivered $2.4 million to political operations since 2000.
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