Blue Dog on Health Care: ‘The Landscape Will Change’ After Meeting With Obama

July 21, 2009 8:36 a.m.

If the Blue Dog Democrats have their way, President Obama’s meeting with the House Energy and Commerce Committee will be a game-changer.

An aide to one of the Blue Dogs, seven of which are on the committee, told Reuters the group may ask for a slowdown on the health care push. Obama wants health care legislation before the August recess.

“The landscape will change after that meeting,” the aide said.

The meeting is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. ET, but may be pushed back as Obama still hasn’t appeared in the Rose Garden for his 12:15 p.m. remarks on health care.

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