ICYMI: Thompson Calls for House to Remain in Session During August to Pass Healthcare

Aug 2, 2017

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Thompson calls for House to Remain in Session During August in Order to Pass Healthcare

‘It is our job to navigate the complexities of this issue on behalf of the American people’

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson this morning called upon House leaders to keep Representatives in Washington for the month of August and work on drafting a new healthcare bill, through the committee process.

Rep. Thompson delivered the remarks as the House opened the session Friday morning.

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Remarks as prepared for delivery:

Mr. Speaker,

I rise to call upon the House leadership to not adjourn until we have a healthcare bill. Respective committees need to meet and walk a new product through regular order.

We know what will and will not work, given the voting prerogatives of the members of this body and the Senate.

We understand the needs of our constituents, regardless of their voter registration.

We understand it is our job to navigate the complexities of this issue on behalf of the American people and come up with a product that makes good on promises that have been made to improve our health care system.

This will take Republicans and Democrats. Later this morning, I will be proud to once again gather with my colleagues – Republicans and Democrats alike - to continue our work in seeking a bipartisan solution to what has unfortunately become a partisan issue.

I stand ready to make good on those promises and suggest that we remain in Washington until this work is complete.

Mr. Speaker, I yield back. 

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