U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper (TN-05) will join President Barack Obama, a bipartisan group of Members of Congress and senior administration officials, at the Blair House on Thursday for a bipartisan meeting on Health Reform.
"It's time for Washington to stop bickering and start solving this major problem. We should be able to keep the good that's in today's medical system while we improve the bad. I am still hopeful that Congress can rise to the historic challenge."
The meeting will include members from both parties, and will be televised live on CSPAN and webcast on the White House website. Cooper is one of 22 Democratic and Republican House members who will attend the bipartisan meeting. He has taught health care policy at Vanderbilt's business school for the last 12 years and has been a health care reform advocate for over two decades. Cooper, a prominent member of the Blue Dog coalition, is known for bipartisanship.