Wyden Ventures to White House for Health Care Chat

Posted June 10, 2009 at 4:48pm

President Barack Obama met Wednesday afternoon at the White House with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) to discuss health care, according to a White House official. The discussion with Wyden, whose health plan has the support of some Republicans, came on a day in which Obama sought to emphasize his commitment to trying to get a bipartisan bill. Obama earlier Wednesday met with leading Democrats and Republicans working on the health bills being developed in the Finance and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committees.White House officials did not provide details of the private conversation between the president and Wyden. Wyden was also seen talking to White House legislative affairs chief Phil Schiliro just before his session with Obama.