From NBC's Mark Murray
Earlier this afternoon, brand-new Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano briefed a bipartisan group of House members on the latest regarding the swine flu.
After the briefing, a small group of Dem lawmakers spoke to reporters and news cameras. John Larson (D-CT), chairman of the House Democratic caucus, said the administration officials were stressing this message -- making sure we're prepared but not panicked. "We have the right people moving at the right time," added Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), vice chair of the caucus. Both, however, said the death of the child in Texas was a terrible event.
Before those Democrats spoke, Rep. Peter King (R-NY), ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, mostly repeated that same message to reporters (although his remarks weren't on camera). "The system seems to be working," he said.
King also said they were told that a vaccine for the swine flu could be ready by September.