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July 22, 2009

We want to get it through the House by the time we leave for the August break. But that just means the House Bill. That does not mean getting it done. Obviously the Senate has to pass a Bill, we have to go to Congress. The Senate and the House have to agree on one version, and then we have to pass it again through both Houses. The conference sends it to the President. So October is really the target date in terms of a signature by the President. So getting it done would be they're getting it done initially in the House or getting it done finally...

July 20, 2009

House Democratic Leaders and Committee Chairs discuss the new healthcare reform bill...

July 17, 2009

on the ABC News Channel...

July 17, 2009

Let me say that I think the headlines today and the CBO's observations certainly are critically important for us to look at. One of the main objectives of this legislation is to bring health care costs down. Not only for individuals and families, which I think it will do, but also for governments. The President has said the present cost curve is not sustainable. We have to bring it down...

July 16, 2009

I worked closely with them. They're all for health care reform, as was John McCain and Barack Obama. This was during the course of the campaign last year. The issue they have is a specific in terms of ways of doing that, and they are discussing that. They will have the votes for some changes in the Bill. I am not sure. The Bills could be marked up over the next four days or five days and we will see, but certain and that the Blue Dogs want to vote for health. They need to make sure that everyone in America has access to affordable health care...

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