The Machinations in Congress on Health Care

RAYMOND COLEMAN, POTOMAC, MD.

The writer is a doctor.

To the Editor:

Re “A ‘Yea’ Vote Comes With Words of Reproach” (front page, July 26):

Senator John McCain has offered an olive branch to Democrats, possibly to end the extreme partisanship, by putting the health care bill through “regular order”: putting the legislation in the hands of a Senate committee. That committee would be charged with producing a bipartisan health care bill that would then go through the traditional legislative process.

Senator Chuck Schumer, the minority leader, should embrace that offer and commit to working together. This is an opportunity for statesmanship by Mr. Schumer in response to Mr. McCain. This could possibly lead to a “win” for the Trump administration, but it could be a win for Americans.

BILL SCHWARTZ, SAN FRANCISCO

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