Here is the debate on Capital Hill. The Republicans are trying to do everything that they can to stop this.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic leaders just emerged from a closed-door caucus meeting that included a personal appearance by President Obama confident the House will pass a sweeping health care reform bill today.
Addressing reporters outside the caucus meeting room just now, Pelosi looked back briefly before announcing what seemed like a deal to pass reform.
It was three years ago today that Pelosi led Democrats to retake the House after more than a decade of Republican control. She said the date was “appropriate.” (more…)
President Barack Obama goes to the Hill:
President Obama is calling on representatives to pass the sweeping health care reform bill scheduled for a floor vote tonight.
“This is our moment to live up to the trust that the American people have put in us,” he said in a public address on the grounds of the White House just now.
“I urge members of Congress to rise to this moment, answer the call of history, and vote ‘yes’ for health insurance reform for America,” Obama said. (more… )