25 February 2010

Rockefeller Makes the Cut for Health Care Summit

U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va, is among the 38 members of Congress slated to attend the 10 a.m. Blair House health care summit convened by President Obama, The Associated Press reports.

Rockefeller is one of the lawmakers asked to attend by the 22 legislative leaders invited by the administration.

"The session will begin 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," AP reports. "Obama will then moderate the discussion."

AP also offers a detailed preview of the summit, which the White House plans to stream live online. The administration has also posted details about the event and the positions of the various caucuses.

Rockefeller spoke to The Charleston Gazette about health care legislation in advance of the summit.

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