House to take up health care by July

May 13, 2009 7:44:16 AM PDT
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has assured President Barack Obama that legislation undertaking an overhaul of the health care system will be on the House floor before the August recess. Obama welcomed her statement in an appearance Wednesday morning with Pelosi and other leading congressional players on health care.

Speaking under a bright sun on a White House driveway, Obama said the timetable Pelosi announced pleases him and he praised Pelosi for the "extraordinary productivity we're seeing" on this and other issues.

Pelosi said, "Our goal is to have a heathier America."


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