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Michael Briggs (Sanders) 202-224-5141
Kinsey Kiriakos (McDermott) 202 226-1936
Josh Goldstein (AFL-CIO) 202 637-5219

Sanders and McDermott to Introduce Labor-Backed Single Payer, Medicare-for-All Health Care Bill


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) will hold a press conference today to announce the introduction of single-payer health care bills in the Senate and House.

They will be joined by leaders of the AFL-CIO and other organizations supporting the measure.

Who: Sen. Bernie Sanders; Rep. Jim McDermott; Arlene Baker-Holt, executive vice president of the AFL-CIO; Jean Ross, co-president of the National Nurses United; and Greg Junemann, president of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers.

What: News Conference on The American Health Security Act of 2011

When: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Where: Senate Swamp, across from the Capitol's Senate Steps (map here).