Meet the congresswoman behind Democrats' new health care package
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Less than three years ago, Lisa Blunt Rochester had never held elected office. Now the Delaware congresswoman — the first African-American and the first woman to represent her state — is emerging as a player in the House's health care efforts.

Blunt Rochester joined POLITICO's Dan Diamond to discuss her key role in the Obamacare and drug pricing legislation that just passed the House, how she views the health industry as a former state health official and why she endorsed longtime friend Joe Biden for president.


Blunt Rochester's MORE Health Education Act was a key part of House Democrats' health care package last week.

Blunt Rochester in April endorsed Biden for the presidency.

Blunt Rochester broke new ground when she was elected in 2016 to represent Delaware.

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