By Elise Viebeck - 07/25/12 07:49 PM EDT
"When it's a choice between Medicare and coupon care, I don't think there is any, any choice here. It is Medicare for all of us," he said.
He added that "after 47 years, we deserve to party a little."
"For those of us who have grown seeing our grandparents, our parents soon us benefit from having Americans invest in … our own healthcare — we should be fighting for that day and night.
"But before we have to fight any further, we're going to have some cake," he said.
Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), John Dingell (D-Mich.) and John Larson (D-Conn.), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, were present, along with other lawmakers.