Skip to content

President’s Call for Openness on Health Care Falls on the Deaf Ears of Congressional Democrats

January 28, 2010


January 27, 2010



Floor of the United States

House of Representatives



Secret Meeting Room

Elsewhere in the Capitol


President Barack Obama: “To close that credibility gap we must take action on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue to end the outsized influence of lobbyists; to do our work openly; and to give our people the government they deserve…And I know that with all the lobbying and horse-trading, this process left most Americans wondering, ‘What’s in it for me?’”


Politico and the New York Times report, that House Democrats sent a secret package of requested changes, which were negotiated behind closed doors that would add $300 billion in costs to the Senate Democrats’ trillion dollar health care bill.  






Yes, Mr. President, with regard to the Democrats’ health care bill the American people are wondering, “What’s in it for them?”  Republicans stand ready to “give our people the government they deserve.” Will you join us and force Democrats in Congress to once and for all end these secret backroom deals that benefit Washington lobbyists?