Health care legislation is law, now what?
There’s a lot of partisan rhetoric going on in Washington, and it’s trickling down to some lawmakers’ district offices. Will this political bickering make it difficult to get major legislation passed in the remainder of the legislative session?
“Well, I don’t think so. I think there are pressing needs still facing the nation. We still need to move forward on financial reform of Wall Street.”
Despite no Republicans voting in favor of the controversial federal health care legislation, La Crosse Democrat Ron Kind believes the two parties can work together on other issues in need of attention. For example, he says, it’s important to develop an energy policy with clean technology, energy efficiency, and energy independence.
Also, Kind points out, the economy is on top of everyone’s mind — on both sides of the aisle.
As for health care … Kind says the discussion doesn’t end with the passage of the bill. Congress will continue to monitor the system, and make adjustments as needed.