Health care reform is something we need to do, and todays meeting offers the chance for Democrats and Republicans to start working together on this critical issue. But if Obama and Congressional Democrats choose instead to take the same old partisan road once again and ignore the clear wishes of the American people, they do so at their own peril. The American people expect results, not the second verse of the same song.
Sen. John Thune (S.D.) is chairman of the Republican Policy Committee.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.