Literalist freshman rep. wants one-on-one with Obama on health care

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      Jonathan Strong

      Jonathan Strong, 27, is a reporter for the Daily Caller covering Congress. Previously, he was a reporter for Inside EPA where he wrote about environmental regulation in great detail, and before that a staffer for Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA). Strong graduated from Wheaton College (IL) with a degree in political science in 2006. He is a huge fan of and season ticket holder to the Washington Capitals hockey team. Strong and his wife reside in Arlington.

President Obama did say he was “eager” to work with critics of his health-care law in his State of the Union address Tuesday.

One freshman congressman is taking the president at his word, requesting a one-on-one meeting with Obama a day later.

“I accept your invitation to work together, Mr. President, and request a meeting with you to discuss this most important issue facing our nation,” says Rep. Bobby Schilling, Illinois Republican, in a Jan. 26 letter.

“As a small business owner and father of ten, I am just one example of the many Americans directly affected by the negative provisions in the health care law,” Schilling says.

  • mandan

    Did he get his meeting? I’m not holding my breath.