4:22 pm January 27, 2010, by Jay
In a conference call today with Congressional staff, the White House communications director, Dan Pfeiffer, said that President Obama would reiterate his commitment to a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s health care system in his State of the Union address on Wednesday night.
Mr. Pfeiffer said that the president will share “additional details” but that the thrust of his message would be that he remains as resolute and committed to revamping the health care system as he was when he gave a speech to a joint session of Congress in early September.
Mr. Obama’s speech could not come at a more critical time for the health care legislation, which is effectively stalled in Congress as the White House and legislative leaders try to figure out a way forward.
I’ll post a new thread around 7:30 tonight for those who want to comment live as the speech proceeds.
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