Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) issues the following statement on President Obama's call to pass healthcare plan.
WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "There's an old expression: 'Lead, follow, or get out of the way.' President Obama today has stepped up in a big way and asserted his leadership. Solid majorities in Congress and a national mandate from the voters are prepared to follow the President's lead and get this job done. Make no mistake: there will be a vote on healthcare. For the first time in history there will be a vote to provide coverage for the uninsured and those who have health insurance will be guaranteed the coverage they need. The nay-sayers have had their nay saying, ad infinitum, and, as the President said, 'Every argument has been made.' Americans deserve an up-or-down vote. Majority rules. When we move from procedural votes to the historic final vote on healthcare, I predict there will be more than Democrats providing Americans with the healthcare they need and deserve. It's time for those who are stuck on our old, dysfunctional healthcare system to accept these critical reforms or get out of the way. I echo the President's statement, 'Let's get it done!'"
SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah