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Who's invited to the health-care summit

Associated Press
Thirty-eight lawmakers have been invited to take part in Thursday's summit on health care at Blair House, across the street from the White House.

The White House invited 22 high-ranking lawmakers and also asked each of the top four congressional leaders to designate four more lawmakers for invitations.

The session will begin at 10 a.m. with an opening statement from President Barack Obama, followed by remarks from a Republican chosen by the GOP leadership and a Democrat selected by that party's leadership. Obama will then moderate the discussion.

Lawmakers invited by the White House:
-- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
-- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
-- Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill.
-- Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.
-- Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chairman of the Finance Committee
-- Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, ranking member of the Finance Committee
-- Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
-- Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., ranking member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
-- Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
-- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
-- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md.
-- House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio
-- House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C.
-- House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va.
-- Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., chairman of the Ways and Means Committee
-- Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., ranking member of the Ways and Means Committee
-- Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee
-- Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee
-- Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., chairman of the Education and Labor Committee
-- Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., ranking member of the Education and Labor Committee
-- Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., chair emeritus of the Energy and Commerce Committee
-- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.

Lawmakers invited by the House and Senate leadership:
-- Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.
-- Rep. Rob Andrews, D-N.J.
-- Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.
-- Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.
-- Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
-- Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La.
-- Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.
-- Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn.
-- Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D.
-- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
-- Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.
-- Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.
-- Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill.
-- Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
-- Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
-- Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y.

By Post Editor  |  February 24, 2010; 6:17 PM ET
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Health Care  
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Obviously, the general public is still left out in the cold or in the dark with the health care debate and issues presented...Surely, these same individuals who want to shut Americans out will want us to pay for it with our tax dollars...Thats pretty brazen of these legislators....

Posted by: Rhonda5 | February 25, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

I hope for donchew1's sake budget cuts don't include funding for grammar, spelling, and typing classes.

Posted by: miglefitz | February 25, 2010 7:54 AM | Report abuse

We elected a one issue President who has no problem compromising the futures of his parties congressional leaders for the sake of his own legacy. And it is now clear he has little regard for the will of the people, as he motgages our children's futures to fund wasteful programs of historic proportion. I now look back one year on those stately staged Roman columns in Colorado and see them for what they were. Styrofoam fakes, symbols of the man who stood before the country and presented himself as someone he was not. We elected a man who was not up to the job.

Posted by: donchew1 | February 24, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

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