Navigation Links
Pelosi Remarks Before Meeting with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
Date:6/2/2009

WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a press availability with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius before their meeting in the Capitol this afternoon. Below are their remarks:

Speaker Pelosi. Good afternoon. It is a personal privilege to welcome the Secretary to the Speaker's office. Both of us went to Trinity College in Washington, D.C., so we've had - of course the Secretary went there long after I was there but she is a source of great pride to all of us.

Her appointment as Secretary of HHS is a great one and I commend President Obama for this excellent appointment.

As Governor of Kansas, Secretary Sebelius was a national figure who took the lead on so many difficult issues. And now as Secretary of HHS, she is here to help write a health care reform bill for our country -- to make America healthier, to make our students have prevention, to make investments in science and technology. And to do so with fewer errors and better health care.

So for this, and other reasons, and the entire gamut of issues that the Secretary of HHS has to deal with we absolutely we could not be in better hands than with Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Welcome to the office.

Secretary Sebelius. Thank you Madam Speaker. I'm just delighted to not only have an opportunity to serve in this historic Administration but certainly, serving with my Trinity sister, Speaker Pelosi.

I was thrilled at her becoming speaker and now even more pleased that I have opportunity to work closely with her on health reform and food safety systems and other issues dealing with children and families -- on a whole host of issues that affect the American people day in and day out and I know they are a passion of hers and certainly they are passions of mine, and passions of the President.

So we have a great opportunity to work together and as the Speaker said, one of the first priorities -- certainly a top priority of the President is a health care bill that will transform the system, keeping the health care that the American people enjoy and like but opening up a system for more than 50 million Americans who don't have access to quality, affordable care and we plan to lower costs that are crushing our businesses, crushing families and making health care out of reach for way too many Americans.

So, I look forward to this challenge and look forward to working with the Speaker.

Speaker Pelosi. Thank you Madam Secretary.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Office of the Speaker of the House
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Pelosi Remarks at amfAR Conference on Future Directions in Fight Against HIV/AIDS
2. Pelosi: Health Care Legislation Will Be on the House Floor by the End of July
3. Pelosi Statement on Annual Report of Social Security and Medicare Trustees
4. Pelosi Statement on Obama Announcement of Global Health Initiative
5. Pelosi: Budget is a Blueprint for the Future
6. Pelosi Statement on Senate Confirmation of Kathleen Sebelius as Health and Human Services Secretary
7. Pelosi Statement on Swine Flu Virus
8. Pelosi Statement on President Obamas Nomination of Dr. Eric Goosby as Global AIDS Coordinator
9. Speaker Pelosi Visits Florida Health Center
10. Pelosi on House Passage of Bill Granting FDA Authority to Regulate Tobacco
11. Pelosi Remarks Upon Receiving Whitehead Award From Research!America
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/10/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 10, 2016 , ... As part ... two webinars in February 2016. Each webinar features a dynamic expert and thoughtful ... benefit their athletes, patients and facilities. Both events are free to attend, but ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Emergency rooms provide emergency care to ... this can leave patients with dental emergencies at risk of losing a tooth or ... dental care. , Common dental emergencies include:, , Avulsed ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... bring together more than 200 of the country’s top healthcare executives to share ... “The true benefit of the Forum is the provider-centric perspective, experience, expertise and ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... AHRA: The ... and inspirational speaker Jan Fox will serve as keynote speaker at the organization’s ... participants with tools to more effectively communicate with their own organizational staff and ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 10, 2016 , ... Everseat has joined the award-winning Allscripts ... physicians. The integration will enable Allscripts users to post open appointments to the ... app. , The partnership gives Everseat substantial added power to help Allscripts meet ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... , Feb. 10, 2016  CVS Health (NYSE: ... living in Santa Clara County, CA ... on the Santa Clara University campus. CVS Pharmacy stores ... protect patients against the disease. Students at Santa Clara ... get vaccinated. In addition, anyone who has had close ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... LOS ANGELES , Feb. 10, 2016  Oxis ... blood cancer drug, OXS-1550, was described as a "clinical ... with the drug went into complete cancer remission. ... the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center. ... the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center. ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Feb. 10, 2016  LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, a ... announced the launch of LexisNexis Provider Performance ... helps improve and optimize the quality and efficiency ... using severity-adjusted scores. By measuring provider performance through ... to deliver better outcomes, improve the patient experience ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: