Yarmuth Says Recess Won't Hurt Healthcare Legislation

by Gabe Bullard on August 3, 2009

3rd District Congressman John Yarmuth says this month’s congressional recess will give the House time to resolve differences on healthcare reform legislation with each other and with their constituents.

The House will reconvene in September. In the time off, Yarmuth says legislators will talk to the public about healthcare reform as well as work behind the scenes to reconcile the three different versions of reform legislation currently in the House.

“Over the next month the staffs will be trying to figure out where the differences are, and then when we come back the committees are all going to have to decide which version goes to the floor,” he says.

Yarmuth says he’s confident the House will pass a bill by the end of September. There are currently two healthcare reform bills in the Senate. Senators will go to recess at the end of this week.

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