Liberals Launch Petition To Name Health Bill After Kennedy

Several prominent Democrats yesterday said health care legislation should be named after the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, and now a progressive group has launched a petition calling on Congress to do so: at HonorKennedy.com, you can add your name to the list, if you're so inclined. The petition was launched by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee PAC, an online liberal action group aligned with liberal blogs like Daily Kos, Open Left, and Crooks and Liars. While the House already has three out of three parts of a health care bill hammered out, and while the Senate Finance Committee has become the nexus of health care negotiating as it works on parts of health legislation under its own purview, the petition aptly calls for Kennedy's name to be added to the bill that passed the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which Kennedy chaired.

H/T Crooks and Liars

Presented by

Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

Never Tell People How Old They Look

Age discrimination affects us all. Who cares about youth? James Hamblin turns to his colleague Jeffrey Goldberg for advice.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Never Tell People How Old They Look

Age discrimination affects us all. James Hamblin turns to a colleague for advice.

Video

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

Video

Pittsburgh: 'Better Than You Thought'

How Steel City became a bikeable, walkable paradise

Video

A Four-Dimensional Tour of Boston

In this groundbreaking video, time moves at multiple speeds within a single frame.

Video

Who Made Pop Music So Repetitive? You Did.

If pop music is too homogenous, that's because listeners want it that way.

More in Politics

Just In