First Things First

Cohen, Richard E.; Friel, Brian
July 2008
National Journal;7/12/2008, p8
The article discusses an initial agenda focused on an introduction of universal health care legislation and a measure to deal with energy problems and global warming laid out by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008. During his speech in Ohio in June, the candidate stated that he wants a universal health plan within his first 6 months in office. He also expressed interest in taking a broad approach on energy issues. It is noted that each legislator in the House anticipate that Obama could expedite energy and environment proposals.


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