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Senators Baucus and Kennedy Release Joint Statement

June 2, 2009

On May 30th, Senators Baucus and Kennedy released this statement on health care reform:

United States Senate
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Anthony Coley (Kennedy)
May 30, 2009 (202) 224-2633
Erin Shields (Baucus)
erin_shields@finance-dem.senate.gov
JOINT STATEMENT FROM SENATORS EDWARD M. KENNEDY AND MAX BAUCUS
WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Chairman of the HELP Committee, and
Senator Max Baucus, Chairman of the Finance Committee, issued the following statement affirming their
commitment to seek common ground on health reform legislation, despite some media reports to the
contrary:
“For both of us, reforming the nation’s health care system to cut cost, improve quality and provide
affordable coverage remains the top priority on our two committees. We have worked together closely
over many months and will continue to do so. We intend to ensure that our committees report similar and
complementary legislation that can be quickly merged into one bill for consideration on the Senate floor
before the August recess.”
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United States Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Anthony Coley (Kennedy)

May 30, 2009 (202) 224-2633

Erin Shields (Baucus)

erin_shields@finance-dem.senate.gov

JOINT STATEMENT FROM SENATORS EDWARD M. KENNEDY AND MAX BAUCUS

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Chairman of the HELP Committee, and

Senator Max Baucus, Chairman of the Finance Committee, issued the following statement affirming their

commitment to seek common ground on health reform legislation, despite some media reports to the

contrary:

“For both of us, reforming the nation’s health care system to cut cost, improve quality and provide

affordable coverage remains the top priority on our two committees. We have worked together closely

over many months and will continue to do so. We intend to ensure that our committees report similar and

complementary legislation that can be quickly merged into one bill for consideration on the Senate floor

before the August recess.”

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