Letter to Congressional Leadership - PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS TO INSIST by BScemana

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									                                                    Congressional Progressive Caucus
    Co-Chairs
                                                       http://cpc.grijalva.house.gov
    Lynn Woolsey .

    Raul Grijalva

    Vice Chairs

    Diane Watson

                                                    77 Strong and Growing: Open to New and Different Ideas

    Keith Ellison

    Sheila lackson-Lee
    Mazie Hirono
    Dennis Kucinich
    Donna Edwards                                                     April 2, 2009
    Alan Grayson
    Senate Members
    Bernie Sanders
    House Members
    Neil Abercrombie              The Honorable Nancy Pelosi                            The Honorable Harry Reid
    Tammy Baldwin
    Xavier Becerra                Speaker                                               Majority Leader
    Madeleine Bordallo
    Robert Brady                  U.S. House of Representatives                         U.S. Senate
   Corrine Brown
   Michael Capuano
   Andre Carson
   Donna Christensen
   Yvette Clarke
   William "Lacy" Clay           Dear Madam Speaker and Majority Leader,
   Emanuel Cleaver
   Steve Cohen
   John Conyers
   Elijah Cummings               Regarding the upcoming health care reform debate, we believe it is important for
   Danny Davis
   Peter DeFazio                 you to know that virtually the entire 77-Member Congressional Progressive
   Rosa DeLauro
   Sam Farr                      Caucus (CPC) prefers a single-payer approach to healthcare reform. Therefore, it
   Chaka Fallah
   Bob Filner                    will come as no surprise as you work to craft comprehensive health care reform
   Barney Frank
   Marcia Fudge                  legislation, that we urge the inclusion of a public plan option, at a minimum, in the
   Luis Gutierrez
   John Hall                     final legislation. We have polled CPC Members and a strong majority will not
  Maurice Hinchey
  Michael Honda                  support legislation that does not include a public plan option that is supported on a
  Jesse Jackson, Jr.
  Eddie Bernice Johnson          level playing field withprivate health insurance plans.
  Hank Johnson
  Marcy Kaptur
  Carolyn Kilpatrick
  Barbara Lee                    We look forward to working with you to ensure inclusion of a public plan option
  John Lewis
  David Loebsack                 and the successful passage of healthcare legislation that will provide a choice of
  Ben Ray Lujan
  Carolyn Maloney                quality healthcare for all Americans.
  Ed Markey
  Jim McDernlOtl
  James McGovern
  George Miller                                                      Sincerely,
  Gwen Moore
  Jim Moran
  Jerrold Nadler
  Eleanor Holmes-Norton
  John Olver
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  Donald Payne
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                               ~Woolsey
  ChelliePingree                                               ...
  Jared Polis                                          -
  Charles Rangel
  Laura Richardson                              •
  Lucille Roybal-Allard          Co-Chair
  Bobby Rush                              •            •
  Linda Sanchez                  CongressIOnal ProgreSSIve Caucus
  Jan Schakowsky
  Jose Serrano
  Louise Slaughter
  Pete Stark
  Bennie Thompson
  John Tierney
  Nydia Velazquez
  Maxine Waters
  MelWatl
  Henry Waxman
  Peter Welch

  Robert Wexler

                                 RMG/LW/jwg

:::ontacl:	   Bill Goold at (202) 225-5161 or
              Bill.Goold@mail.house.gov

								
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