Statement on Energy and Commerce Committee Vote to Pass Health Reform Legislation

Richard Kirsch, National Campaign Manager, Health Care for America Now:

"The Energy and Commerce Committee’s vote to pass comprehensive health reform legislation is an historic achievement.

This action by the diverse membership of the Energy and Commerce Committee – including Progressive, New Democrat, Blue Dog, and Populist caucus members  – propels health care reform forward.

After combining the bills passed by each of the three committees, we are confident that the House will take up and pass legislation that meets the needs of America’s families and meets the health reform principles of Health Care for America Now."