Health care tops list of topics during Bingaman’s weekly call with New Mexico radio reporters

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio about health care reform legislation being debated in Congress. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link:

http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman072709m.mp3

00:00 – Bingaman talks about the 2010 Defense Authorization bill that cleared the Senate last week and about health care reform legislation being debated in Congress.

02:54 – Bingaman talks about health care reform legislation and how it would affect New Mexico.

07:07 – Bingaman talks about a provision to a defense bill to end production of the F-22 fighter jets.

10:50 – Bingaman says he hopes Congress passes health care reform legislation that is supported by a majority of Americans.

14:12 – Bingaman says he worked to get some parts on his obesity bill included in the health care bill that was approved by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

15:24 – Bingaman talks about some of the consequences of not passing comprehensive health care reform legislation.