Chairman Miller to Participate in President’s Summit on Fiscal Responsibility, to Speak at Panel on Health Care

Feb 23, 2009 Issues: Health Care

Chairman George Miller has been invited to speak at a panel on health care at President Obama’s White House summit on fiscal responsibility. The panel also includes Peter Orszag, director of the Office of Management and Budget, Melody Barnes, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, among others.

“Passing the President’s economic recovery plan was only the first step in our efforts to restore our nation’s economic and fiscal health,” said Miller. “Eight years of reckless fiscal policies and the ongoing economic crisis have left our country in a sea of red ink. President Obama and Speaker Pelosi have made it clear that they are committed to using the resources of the federal government to rescue our economy but that they also are committed to operating our government in a fiscally responsible manner. Whether it is our health care system, our tax policy, or other issues, I look forward to working with the president and the speaker to make our nation more efficient while raising the quality of services Americans receive. Doing so will strengthen our middle class and our nation."

Improving workers’ access to quality, affordable health care is a top
priority for the Education and Labor Committee in the 111th Congress.
As chairman of the committee, Miller shares jurisdiction on health care
reform with the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce
Committees.

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DETAILS:

WHAT: Chairman Miller to Speak on Health Care Panel at White House Fiscal Responsibility Summit
WHEN: Today, beginning at 1:00 p.m. eastern