More DelayOctober 5, 2009 - by Donny Shaw
This shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise – it looks like the Senate Finance Committee is going to be delaying their final vote on the Baucus health care bill until next week. It was originally scheduled for tomorrow.
The reason for the delay is that the Committee had agreed to leave “a reasonable time” between the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) scoring of the bill and the final vote. The CBO is now saying they won’t be done scoring the bill until later in the week.
This will definitely disappoint health care reform advocates who are already frustrated by how slow this whole process has been going. But their is a bright side to this for everyone – more time to read the bill!
And don’t forget to also familiarize yourself with the provisions of the Senate HELP Committee’s health care bill. It’s going to be reconciled with the Finance Committee bill to form the bill that is eventually brought to the Senate floor for debate. Here’s a link: