Henry A. Waxman, D- Calif., Frank Pallone Jr., D- N.J., Diana DeGette, D- Colo., Eliot L. Engel, D- N.Y., John Sarbanes, D- Md., Judy Chu, D- Calif., Wm. Lacy Clay Jr., D- Mo., Steve Cohen, D- Tenn., John Conyers Jr., D- Mich., Elijah E. Cummings, D- Md., Rosa L. DeLauro, D- Conn., Theodore Deutch, D- Fla., Donna F. Edwards, D- Md., Keith Ellison, D- Minn., Sam Farr, D- Calif., Chaka Fattah, D- Pa., Raul M. Grijalva, D- Ariz., Janice Hahn, D- Calif., Brian...
by KAREN NARAG
Targeted News Service
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- Rep. Janice Schakowsky, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 261) to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to "establish a public health insurance option."
The bill was introduced on Jan. 15 and has 44 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., Diana DeGette, D-Colo., Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., John Sarbanes, D-Md., Judy Chu, D-Calif., Wm. Lacy Clay Jr., D-Mo., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Theodore Deutch, D-Fla., Donna F. Edwards, D-Md., Keith Ellison, D-Minn., Sam Farr, D-Calif., Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Janice Hahn, D-Calif., Brian Higgins, D-N.Y., Rush D. Holt, D-N.J., Michael M. Honda, D-Calif., Henry C. Johnson, D-Ga., Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., Betty McCollum, D-Minn., Jim McDermott, D-Wash., James P. McGovern, D-Mass., George Miller, D-Calif., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, Jared Polis, D-Colo., Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y., Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., Jose E. Serrano, D-N.Y., Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., Louise McIntosh Slaughter, D-N.Y., Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Peter Welch, D-Vt., and John A. Yarmuth, D-Ky.
The legislation was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
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