The former president recently urged the Senate to pass the controversial legislation.
Washington, D.C. (WiredPRNews.com) – Former President Bill Clinton reportedly urged lawmakers to pass health care legislation on Tuesday in a closed door meeting. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Clinton requested that Senate Democrats clear the bill by the end of the year.
Clinton is quoted by the AP as stating of the measure following the meeting, “It’s not important to be perfect here. It’s important to act, to move, to start the ball rolling.”
As noted in the report, some suggest the time frame request by Clinton is unreasonable. Sen. Mitch McConnell, Rep. Kentucky, is quoted by the AP as stating, “We’re going to spend a number of weeks on this, reminiscent of important Senate debates in the recent past…We spent four weeks on a farm bill last Congress. Eight weeks on energy in the last decade.”
WiredPRNews.com – The latest in U.S. Presidential News
Photo Credit: Wikipedia User Jayu