As a bi-partisan friendship breakfast with members of Congress nears, President Bartlet's staff vigorously debates the merits of including a patient's bill of rights and minimum wage increase among the incendiary topics while C.J. jousts with the new chief of staff of the Senate Majority leader over the press conference's agenda and location.
Elsewhere: Leo asks Josh to apologize for him to a powerful news columnist after he unintentionally insults her; Sam lobbies C.J. to move the media briefing room away from the White House to free-up much-needed space; and Sam and Josh start a cozy fire in the Mural Room - unaware that the chimney flue has been welded shut for more than 100 years.
original airdate--January 10,2001 rating--17.7 million
music--"West Wing Main Title" by W.G. Snuffy Walde