White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton, who briefed reporters aboard Air Force One, brushed off the decision of the American Medical Association to oppose Obamas health plan based on the presidents embrace of a public option. Obama will address the AMA in Chicago on Monday.
He knew at the beginning of this process that people would oppose and support different elements that were on and off the table, and this is just one part of the process, Burton said. Hes going to talk to the AMA on Monday and thinks that well be able to have an open and honest dialogue about the issues that were all very concerned about.
Among those greeting Obama in Green Bay was Rep. Steve Kagen (D-Wis.), a doctor whose district includes the city.
James Jones, communications director for DC Vote, tapes a "DC Constituents Service Day" sign on the wall as he stands with other DC residents outside of Rep. Andy Harris's office on Capitol Hill to protest Harris' actions against D.C.'s marijuana laws on Thursday, July 24, 2014. DC Vote encouraged DC residents to bring their complaints about city services to the Maryland congressman.