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Congressman John Conyers

Representing the 13th District of Michigan

WEDNESDAY: MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON MEDICARE FOR ALL LEGISLATION

May 23, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, May 24th at 9:45AM, Members of Congress will hold a press conference at the House Triangle to provide an update on the status of legislation to expand Medicare to a national, single payer system. Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), the sponsor of H.R. 676, The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act, will be joined by Members of Congress, along with representatives from Physicians for a National Health Plan and National Nurses United.

Date:               Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Time:              9:45AM

Location:        House Triangle

                       West front of the U.S. Capitol

                       Washington, D.C.

                       (Near the corner of New Jersey Ave. and Independence Ave.)

 

Who:

Congressman John Conyers, Jr., Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives

Congressman Keith Ellison, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair

Congressman Ro Khanna

Congressman Jamie Raskin

Additional Members of Congress

Background: In January, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. reintroduced H.R. 676, “The Expanded And Improved Medicare For All Act.” H.R. 676 would expand and improve the highly popular Medicare program and provide universal access to care to all Americans. The program would be primarily funded by a modest payroll tax on employers and employees, a financial transaction tax, and higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans. H.R.676 has been introduced in Congress since 2003.