Liberal caucus leader will introduce new public option bill - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room
A leader of the House liberals' caucus said Monday she'll introduce new legislation to revive the public option.
Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), the co-chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said she plans to unveil legislation to add the government-run option to the national healthcare exchange established by legislation President Barack Obama is to sign tomorrow.
"We will introduce a robust public option bill on the very day the president signs the reconciliation bill into law," Woolsey said Monday during an interview on MSNBC.It returns from the dead."Every single member who I've mentioned to reintroducing the robust public option has said, 'Sign me on,'" she said.
The California congresswoman's effort could be compared in a way to Republican efforts emerging Monday. A number of House and Senate GOP lawmakers have gotten behind bills to repeal the bill, which was passed Sunday night.