To: Reporters and editors covering health care
Fr: The House Committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce and Education and Labor
Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Re: Inaccurate Reporting on CBO Score on House Tri-Committee Health Care Reforms

The Press Offices of the House Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce and Education and Labor Committees released the following statement today in response to an inaccurate report published in CongressDaily asserting that the House Tri-Committee health care reform legislation has been scored by the Congressional Budget Office:

“This report is premature and entirely fabricated. In fact, none of the reporters working on this piece contacted our press offices to fact check their story. The three House committees are still working to develop legislation and have not yet received a score from CBO on the discussion draft. As the three chairmen have made clear, our health care reform legislation will be paid for and we’re still considering revenue options.”

Marisa McNee

Marisa McNee

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