The White House has invited 22 high-ranking lawmakers to Thursday's summit on healthcare at Blair House, across the street from the White House. 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. Obama will then moderate the discussion. The White House also asked the top four congressional leaders to designate four more lawmakers each to attend.
Lawmakers invited by the White House:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill.
Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.
Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chairman of the Finance Committee
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, ranking member of the Finance Committee
Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., ranking member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md.
House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio
House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C.
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va.
Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., chairman of the Ways and Means Committee
Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., ranking member of the Ways and Means Committee
Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee
Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee
Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., chairman of the Education and Labor Committee
Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., ranking member of the Education and Labor Committee
Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., chair emeritus of the Energy and Commerce Committee
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.
Lawmakers invited by the House and Senate leadership:
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.
Rep. Rob Andrews, D-N.J.
Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.
Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La.
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.
Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn.
Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.
Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill.
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y.
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