Friday, July 31, 2009
Rangel, Miller Congratulate Waxman and Energy and Commerce for Passing Health Reform
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Reps. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) and George Miller (D-CA), the chairmen of the House Committees on Ways and Means and Education and Labor, today congratulated U.S. Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-CA) and the members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on passing the Americas Affordable Health Choices Act, H.R. 3200.
We congratulate Chairman Waxman and the members of the Energy and Commerce Committee for taking the next step in this historic process. Now all three committees in the House have said yes to health insurance reform that reflects the principles that President Obama has set forth and delivers on the change American families, businesses and local economies need. We look forward to continuing to work together over the coming weeks to reconcile the differences between these three bills and prepare to bring unified legislation to the House floor in September that lowers health costs, protects patients choices of doctors and plans, and ensures access to quality, affordable health insurance for all Americans.
The three committees, which have been working together on health insurance reform, have now each approved health care legislation. H.R. 3200 is expected to be considered by the full House in September.
For more information on the Americas Affordable Health Choices Act, click here.